In a sport that breeds hard workers, it can sometimes difficult to separate the truly exceptional from the pack. This is not the case for Logan Hornshaw. The tenacious senior looks to close out his career at West Ottawa as a champion. Logan opened up to us about his work ethic, wrestling in the sand, and the legacy he wished to leave behind,
How did you prepare for this season?
For this season I have been weightlifting and doing conditioning all summer, with some greco-roman wrestling tournaments.
What was sand wrestling like?
Sand wrestling is one of my personal favorite types of wrestling, shoving people into the sand and throwing, but it took days for the sand to go away.
How has your brother being a wrestler impacted you?
My brother wrestled for about 4 years while I was in elementary school, I saw him as a guy who would never back down, so in 4th grade I started wrestling.
What are some of the hurdles you have to face?
Hurdles I have had to face in wrestling was breaking the wall in my physical conditioning, starting up every season and you come back doing sprints and 3 mile runs and hard drilling and workouts, you hit a physical wall and end up breaking past that, but when you hit that wall you end up puking, sweating, and your body gives up on you, but the next day you can run faster, longer, and the workouts don't bother you.
What would you like your legacy to be for the program?
I want my legacy to be known as someone who never backed down, never quit, and never broke.
Who is your wrestling hero?
My wrestling hero was my dad who was one of the first wrestlers of his hometown high school.