Shon Joyner The Wheel
Shon Joyner in "The Wheel" - © Discovery Channel
Shon Joyner from "The Wheel" is one of the contestants in the Discovery Channel reality survivalist competition series. He is a salesman/merchandiser from Indianapolis, Indiana.

Shon Joyner has been an underdog his entire life. Standing only 5'4'', he was always the "runt of the litter" and was bullied mercilessly in the bad neighborhood of his youth. When he turned eighteen, he decided he'd had enough and would turn his weakness into a strength. He enlisted in the Marines where the abuse he received from the bigger drill sergeants and grunts would instill in him toughness and confidence. He served proudly for nearly eight years and was promoted to George W. Bush's presidential guard. In the military, he learned basic survival skills and had to hike extreme distances in Iraq with half his body weight on his pack. He is a versatile athlete who skis, dances, fishes, and can almost slam dunk. He has minimal hunting and foraging skills, but he's confident he can conquer "The Wheel." Shon considers himself a modern "David" constantly fighting "Goliath." And he's ready to take on the menacing giant that is "The Wheel."


Shon wants to conquer "The Wheel" to show his former bullies that he can achieve greatness and that little guys can have the last laugh.

Other Skills:

• Served in the US Marines Corps from 2002-2010.
• Was a Presidential guard to President Bush in 2008.
• While in service, he had to hike weekly carrying half his body weight.
• Is a long-distance runner.
• Was stationed in the deserts of Fallujah, Iraq and the Catoctin Mountains of Maryland.
• Has prepped rabbits and squirrels in the wild.

Other Challenges:

• Biggest weakness is cold weather.
• Scared he won't stay mentally occupied.
• Hasn't ever traveled alone.

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Age: ∼33 years old
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 140 lbs.
Current Residence: Indianapolis, IN

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