Justin and Rulon
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Posted 03 January 2011 - 03:45 PM
Hometown: Logan, Utah
Occupation: Gym owner, city worker and bounty hunter
Being around as long as he can be for his family was Justin's primary motivation for trying out for "The Biggest Loser." Justin was born and raised in Cokeville, Wyoming, the middle child of 10 siblings, and attended Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho. He knew he wanted to change his life when he was watching the show last year and cried because he weighed more than the contestants did. It was an "aha moment" for Justin, who says he never cries, but didn't realize until that point what he looked like. Justin, who weighs 365 pounds, has always been heavy, and he and several family members have diabetes. Now married and the father of a 10-year-old son and 12-year-old daughter, the 39-year-old looks forward to shopping in regular stores, riding horses again, playing sports, and being able to do more with his kids once he loses the weight.
Hometown: Logan, Utah
Occupation: Gym owner and motivational speaker
Olympic athlete Rulon was born and raised in Afton, Wyoming, the youngest of 10 children. He was overweight growing up but still in good shape from wrestling and playing football. He graduated from Nebraska University with a degree in physical education and went on to become an Olympic athlete, winning the gold medal for wrestling in the 2000 Olympics, and the bronze medal in 2004. Rulon says he gained the weight when he continued to eat like an Olympic athlete after he stopped training for the Olympic team. He knew he had to change his life when he tried to weigh himself and his 435-pound scale would not register his weight. Being diagnosed with sleep apnea and high blood pressure made it even more imperative that he lose weight. Now 39 years old, 474 pounds and married, Rulon looks forward to starting a family with his wife and getting into his jeep without straining after he's lost the weight. Season 9 winner Michael Ventrella inspired him because he made the commitment to get the weight off, despite being the show's heaviest contestant ever.
Posted 04 January 2011 - 09:25 PM
Love this team - they are gonna be a force to be reckoned with. Glad they chose the 4 weeks of immunity, because I could see them becoming a target.
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