NBC's Biggest Loser Contestant Jay Sheets
October 24, 2014 - 10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
Fine Arts Theater , Mineral Area College, Park Hills, MO (map)
The public is invited to attend the Fourth Friday presentation by Jay Sheets at 10 a.m., October 24, in the Fine Arts Theatre at MAC’s Park Hills campus. A Q&A session will follow. For more information, contact Amy McKenna-Jones, (573) 518-2146 or mjones@MineralArea.edu. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Season 15 Biggest Loser contestant Jay Sheets fought with his weight for many years. As a young adult, Sheets stayed active riding horses, playing football, and hunting.
While at Murray State University in Kentucky, he was an active member of the Rodeo Team, in which he team-roped and steer-wrestled. After college, Sheets competed in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. He battled with the struggles of losing his childhood home in a devastating fire and his parents’ divorce after 38 years of marriage.
Suffering from hypertension and sleep apnea caused Sheets to dig deeper into his reasons for being overweight. He wanted to be more available to his children who are ages 5 and 11. His job in the food industry had him on the road selling food to convenience stores and local restaurants.
At 39 years of age, Sheets was determined to make a change. Weighing 297 pounds, he headed to The Biggest Loser Ranch to begin a new journey.