John Tram was a highly motivated athlete with ‘natural raw talent and stature for the sport of gymnastics.’ John celebrated over 39 medals (12 at international and national events) throughout his wonderful career and continues to pass his knowledge on to the youth of the Northwest Territories to the current day. Well known for his sportsmanship, John often got both the crowd and his competitors behind him at the numerous national and international events he took part in. He is highly praised by previous coaches and even Olympic medalists that speak very highly of him and say ‘he could have gone all the way!’ John was a rings specialist and he often blew his opponents away in this event. His score of 13.1 in the Western and Canadian championships has only been beaten by 4 other people in the last 20 years! John now turns his focus into taking younger athletes to these events and does what he can to grow the sport across the N.W.T.