October 11th, 2012

"20 Questions" with Jordan Willenborg

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Conor Revell

Managing Editor

"20 Questions" with Jordan Willenborg
photo from Jordan Willenborg

Jordan Willenborg tackles the questions this week

Each week, LouisvilleCatholicSports.com will be getting to know a new student-athlete from the area by asking him/her a series of 20 questions that will provide insight into the thoughts and personalities of the boys and girls who are doing great things on and off the local courts, fields, tracks, and courses. To see past editions of "20 Questions," visit www.catholicsportsnet.com/louisville/page/20-questions.

Name: Jordan Willenborg

Age: 17

Current school: Holy Cross High School

Current Sports playing: Football and Wrestling

Parish/grade school attended: St. Nicholas Academy

High school GPA: 3.4

Colleges considering or attending: Louisville, Cumberland, Hanover

Bio: My junior year in football I played all 13 games, rushing for 786 yards with only 67 carries and 12 touchdowns. I had the highest yds/carry on the team with 11.7 yds/carry. In wrestling, I finished my junior season ranked 13th in the state.

1. What is your proudest athletic moment? Beating DeSales High School my sophomore year.

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? Spaghetti

3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? Bait a Hook by Justin Moore

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? Marcus Lattimore—RB for South Carolina—for his hard work and dedication to the game.

5. What is your favorite movie quote? “If you’re not first, you’re last” –Ricky Bobby

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? I know God is with me every game watching over me; he made me this way to play football and I thank him every night.

7. What is your favorite cartoon character? Spongebob Squarepants

8. All time favorite board game? Chess

9. Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry? Favorite app? iPhone, ESPN network

10. What is your favorite local (non chain) restaurant? Wick’s Pizza

11. What is your favorite reality TV show? Jersey Shore

12. What is your greatest fear? Wasps

13. What is your best quality/characteristic? Athletic

14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Ice Cream

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? 3:00 because that’s when school is over and when football practice starts

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? Wolfie, back in fifth grade my coach couldn’t pronounce my last name, it stuck with me ever since.

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? Georgetown Manor Nursing Home.

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? Cooking

19. If time machines were real, and you could choose just one - to travel forward or backward - which would you select and why? Forward to see how I was doing.

20. If you could pick one person, dead or alive, and ask them just one question that they had to answer honestly, who would you pick and what would you ask? Barry Sanders, how’d you overcome all of the people that said you couldn’t make it to the pros because you were too short?



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