Meet the Champs: Edgemont’s Colin Hopkins

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It’s been a trying few years for Edgemont senior Colin Hopkins, but he was able to finish his career where he envisioned himself being all along. Considered a legitimate section title contender as a junior, Hopkins was forced to miss out on the sectional tournament due to a dislocated elbow. After some big wins early this year, a shoulder injury threatened to cost the 145-pounder yet another postseason, but he rehabbed and battled back in time for sectionals. With his 6-2 decision over Pleasantville’s Brandon Castro in the Division 2 final, Hopkins finally had his title.

Here are the answers that Colin submitted:

How did you get started with wrestling? I was recruited by my seventh grade football coach, who also coached wrestling.

What is it that you love about the sport? I love learning new moves and techniques and applying them in matches.

Describe what was going through your head when the referee raised your hand after the finals: I wanted water.

What was the most difficult obstacle that you had to overcome this season? Separated AC joint in my shoulder.

What area do you feel that you’ve improved in the most over the course of the season? Bottom wrestling.

What are you like off of the mat? I’m very boring.

What is playing in your headphones while you get ready for a match? Baby got back.

What is your favorite food? Chipotle burrito.

Name one thing that’s interesting about you that people may not know about: No answer provided

CLICK HERE to watch video of Hopkins’ win in the final 

I’ll be running these “Meet the Champs” posts everyday leading up to states. I emailed all of the section champs that I had information, but if you didn’t receive one for some reason and would like to be included, please email me at vmercoglia@lohud.com.

Photo by Frank Becerra Jr./The Journal News

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