A legend back in his hometown, Hoover was an NCAA wrestling champion from Iowa State in his glory days. Until recently, he had never seen himself as a "fat guy." He competed in the world championships and even beat a contender who won a gold medal in the Summer Olympics in Athens. Hoover was torn from his Olympic dreams by an injury, and as a result, gained so much weight that he pushed himself outside the realm of competitive sports. But Hoover has the heart of a champion and is sure to inspire his teammates and viewers alike.