Yo-Yo Master Steals Hearts at Mr. SUU


The yo-yo master, Andrew Clemons, stole the heart of crowds as he was crowned Mr. SUU for the 2018-19 school year.

The event was held Tuesday, September 18 in the SUU Auditorium. Six contestants competed in four different categories which included a talent show, swim wear, evening dress and a question from the panel of judges.

The T-Birds who competed were Carter Milne, Cameron Robins, Byron Anderson, Andrew Clemons, Russell Clarkson, and Newman Kante.

Mr. SUU, Andrew Clemons, is a sophomore studying computer science. He is a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, loves yo-yoing and enjoys watching and participating in lacrosse.

Runner-Up was Nouman Kante while the People’s Choice Award went to Carter Milan.

Talents included singing, dancing, a yo-yo demonstration and unpeeling four bananas with toes (while holding their breath). The panel of judges comprised of former Mr. SUU winners, including last year’s winner, Andrew Finlinson.

Finlinson spoke about what it means to be Mr. SUU for the entire year. “It means you represent SUU in the best way you can. Get involved, go to the events, get to know people, and be a friendly face because you are kind of a little face of SUU for that year.”

The competition was a very close one, as there was no clear-cut winner throughout the night. Finlinson, along with the judges, didn’t know who was going to take the title of Mr. SUU until the score and tallies were finished.

“It was a really tough decision,” Finlinson said. “I had no idea who was going to win. If you are thinking of doing it, just do it. Get out of your comfort zone and enjoy it. That is what college is all about”.

Story By: Cade Higbee
Photos by: Mitchell Quartz