Name: Joel McElhinney

Age: 43

Residence: Altoona

High school: Altoona, class of 1991

My favorite sport: Football

I usually attend games with: My buddies or my daughter

Favorite high school team: Altoona

Favorite college team: Penn State

Favorite pro team: Steelers

My favorite sports memory: Taking my daughter to her first Steelers game. It was against the Ravens.

The local athlete I’ve most enjoyed watching while growing up: Kevin Givens

My all-time favorite local coach: My coach at St. Mary’s in parochial school, Bill Luckett

The most famous athlete I ever met: Mike Iuzzolino

My most prized autograph or picture is of: A Sidney Crosby autographed jersey.

If I have a claim to fame as a fan, it would be: I was at a Pens’ game once in Washington when Jaromir Jagr, Mario Lemieux and Ron Francis all scored in the same game.

If I were the boss of local sports, the one rule I would enforce would be: No participation trophies. You have to win something to earn one.

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