April 22nd, 2016

20 Questions with Connor Holden

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Conor Revell

Staff Writer


20 Questions with Connor Holden
Connor Holden is a pitcher for St. X / photo provided by the Holden family

Since 1974 the Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic has served the local area for orthopaedic problems and musculosketal issues. The sports medicine program has team physicians for local high schools which provide sports physicals and urgent care for athletes.

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On a weekly basis, Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic is proud to sponsor the "20 Questions" that will feature a high school student-athlete in the local Catholic high school community. If there is a specific student-athlete that you’d like to know or hear more about, email future suggestions to crevell@catholicsportsnet.com.

Name: Connor Holden

Age: 17 years old

Current school: Saint Xavier High School

Current Sports playing: Baseball

Parish/grade school attended: Holy Trinity Parish School

GPA: 3.8

Colleges considering or attending: Louisville, Purdue, WKU

1. What is your proudest athletic moment? My sophomore year of high school, I was playing baseball on the JV team for Saint Xavier. We were playing North Bullitt and it was my first game pitching at home. I threw a no-hitter in a seven inning game.

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? PB&J sandwich

3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? Angel by Shaggy

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? Chris Archer, starting pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays because he is one of the smartest pitchers in the league and I like to hear him talk about the game of baseball and the mental side of the game.

5. What is your favorite movie quote? "Get busy living or get busy dying" – Shawshank Redemption

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? My faith impacts my approach a lot. I look towards God for strength when I am pitching. The team also prays before every game together for strength to do good.

7. What is your favorite cartoon character? Scooby-Doo

8. All-time favorite board game? Trouble

9. Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry? iPhone

10. What is your favorite local restaurant? Skyline Chili

11. What is your favorite reality TV show? Big Bang Theory

12. What is your greatest fear? Spiders

13. What is your best quality/characteristic? Outgoingness

14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Mac 'n cheese

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? 10-11 p.m. because that is when I go to bed.

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? Big Red because I have red hair and have always been bigger than most kids.

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? Hosparus

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? Tic-Tac-Toe champion

19. If time machines were real, and you could choose just one - to travel forward or backward - which would you select and why? Forward because I would use the more advanced time machines that are built in the future to come back to the present.

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? Babe Ruth – Did you like all of your nicknames?

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