Name: Lyle Yost
Sport: Diving
Height: 5'8"
Hometown: Shaker Heights, Ohio
High School: Shaker Heights High School (2019)
College: Ohio State University
Team/Club: Ohio State University
Coach(es): Justin Sochor
Other Career Highlights
  • 2018 World Junior Diving Championships team member
  • 2017 junior national champion (synchronized 3-meter, with Noah Duperre)
  • 2017 Junior Pan American Championships bronze medalist (1-meter, synchronized 3-meter)
  • 2015 Junior Pan American Championships team member (6th, 3-meter)
Personal: Lyle is the son of Tina and Mike Yost...He has four younger siblings: Derek, Leslie, Aaron and Mia...Lyle started diving at age age 8 and qualified for his first junior nationals in 2011. His first senior nationals was in 2015...He now trains 2 1/2 hours a day, five to six days a week...Lyle is known for his signature lucky hat, which he wears during competitions...He started wearing the hat at the USA Diving East Championships in Florida because it was sunny, and after turning in one of his best performances at a national meet, he started wearing it at all meets...His favorite dive is 203C on 3-meter and his favorite diver is Greg Louganis...Outside of diving, Lyle enjoys reading, drawing and photography...Lyle is involved in student council and his church youth group...He enjoys drawing and learning foreign languages...Lyle is active in the St. Baldrick's Foundation shave and is a participant in Breathe Respite, a community service event through his church...Lyle wants to speak eight different foreign languages one day...In 2017 Lyle won the Scholastic Art and Writing, Silver Key Award (Art) and the National Spanish Exam, Gold Award. He was named a 2019 National Merit Commended Student...He is a 3-time OHSAA State Champion (2017, 2018 and 2019)...Between dives, Lyle likes to hang out and talk to people. He doesn't like to get too serious or stuck in his head...He likes to listen to a lot of different types of music, mostly contemporary R&B, Indie Pop/Folk and Latin music...His favorite dive is a 203C...For the 2019 season, Lyle is emphasizing on plyometrics and strength training...His goals for the 2019 season are to improve and qualify for more international meets...Lyle considers time commitment the hardest part about his training...A typical pre-competition meal for Lyle includes lots of carbs and protein. He doesn't really have a typical meat...His favorite meal outside of competition is pancakes and breakfast foods...His favorite diver is Patrick Hausding...Lyle describes himself balanced, committed and a friend...His favorite t.v. show is Psych and his favorite movie is Tag. His favorite book series is Harry Potter...If Lyle could meet anyone, he would want to meet LeBron James