Name: Andy Yohe
2014 Paralympic Event: Sled hockey
DOB: July 21, 1978
Birthplace: Davenport, Iowa
Hometown: Bettendorf, Iowa
Current Residence: Bettendorf, Iowa
High School: Bettendorf High School (Bettendorf, Iowa) ‘97
College: Ashford (Iowa) University, Business Administration ‘09
Club Team: Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) Blackhawks
- Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games, gold; Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games, bronze
- Two-time International Paralympic Committee Ice Sledge Hockey World Championship medalist, gold (2009), bronze (2008)
- Two-time IPC World Sledge Hockey Challenge medalist, gold (2009), silver (2013)
- 2010 Japan Para Ice Sledge Hockey Championship, 1st
- Captain of U.S. National Sled Hockey Team (2010, 2014)
- Six-time U.S. National Sled Hockey Team member (2005-2010, 2013-14)
- Set rookie season scoring record with RIC Blackhawks (2003)
Always a hockey fanatic, Andy Yohe was a roller hockey player for the Bettendorf (Iowa) Young Guns before losing both legs in an accident in 1994. Yohe was run over while trying to jump onto a train. In 2003, he got back into hockey when he joined the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) Blackhawks, where he immediately showed his scoring touch by setting the club’s record for points in a season by a rookie.
Yohe was a member of Team USA in 2006 and helped the team win a bronze medal at the Paralympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy. Excited to compete again four years later, Yohe helped the U.S. capture the gold medal at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Canada. After the Vancouver Games, Yohe took a three-season hiatus to begin a family with his wife Katie, but he returns this season as the oldest member and team captain of the 2014 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team.
Yohe currently resides in Bettendorf, Iowa, with Katie, three-year-old daughter Abby, and newborn son Levi.