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John Gearhart

October 27, 2007
The Altoona Mirror
Age: 52

Residence: Altoona

High school: Altoona

My favorite sport: tie, hockey and baseball

I usually attend games with: My wife, Jane

Favorite high school team: Altoona

Favorite college team: Penn State

Favorite pro team: Pittsburgh Penguins

My favorite sports memory: Being involved as a coach with hockey and baseball

The local athlete I most enjoyed watching while growing up: Brad Benson

My all-time favorite local coach: Ron Rickens

The most famous athlete I ever met: Ron Francis

My most prized autograph/picture is of: A front-page photo of an Altoona-Hollidaysburg ice hockey game in the spring of 2006

If I have a claim to fame as a fan it would be: I won a Punt, Pass & Kick competition when I was 10 years old.

If I were czar of local sports: I would try to make scholastic hockey recognized and supported by the school and make it affordable for local athletes

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