Colin Honderd is the Ankeny Fanatic prep of the week sponsored by Revive Clinic and Spa. The senior has helped the Ankeny Centennial wrestling team to a 20-6 record.
Honderd is currently ranked fifth in Class 3A at 182 pounds. He has compiled a 29-4 mark.
Here is some inside info on Honderd:
What has been the highlight of your season?
Defeating Dubuque Hempstead to win the Centennial Duals for the first time.
What did you think of your team’s performance on Thursday in the Jaguars’ 43-25 victory at Ankeny?
I thought we wrestled very well as a team.
You recorded a pin in the first period to seal the victory with two matches left. Were you happy with the way you wrestled?
Yes, I was happy with how I wrestled.
Was last year’s loss to the Hawks a motivating factor for your squad?
Yes, it was. We all remembered last year and certainly didn’t want that to happen again.
Goals for the rest of the season?
I want to place at state.
You could face Valley’s top-ranked Joel Shapiro twice this week–at a dual meet on Tuesday and then again on Friday at the CIML tournament. Have you had a chance to study Shapiro, who is 27-0 and has won every match by pin or technical fall? What will be the key to beating him?
I wrestled him last year at 160. I will need to keep my feet moving and stay in good position.
Your team will compete in a district tournament on Feb. 10 at Dallas Center-Grimes. What do you think of the district field that you’ll have to face?
I think that If everyone in the lineup wrestles well, then we are capable of sending many people to state.
Plans for next year? Will you wrestle somewhere?
I am still undecided and am still looking at my options at this time.
What are you going to study in college?
I want to study criminal justice.
Who are you going to root for in the Super Bowl?
I want the Eagles to win.