By: Natalie Cooke, News Writer
Owen Gudmundson is a sophomore on the SFU wrestling team, where he competes in the 197 lbs weight class. He is a molecular biology and biochemistry student, and was the 2020 Calgary City Champion in the 168 lbs weight class.
Editor’s note: This piece has been edited for clarity and length.
Q: Who is your favorite athlete?
A: David Taylor, he’s an American wrestler.
Q: What is your walkout song?
A: Here Comes the Money — it’s Shane McMahon’s walkout song in the WWE.
Q: Which teammate makes you laugh the most?
A: Ryan Hicks.
Q: If you got a superlative award, what would it be for?
A: Smartest or nerdiest.
Q: Most memorable wrestling memory?
A: Canada Summer Games. This summer, I won the bronze medal in the 216 pound individual men’s competition.
Q: Favourite traveling pass-time?
A: Reading or listening to non-fiction podcasts.
Q: Favourite food place in Burnaby?
A: Uncle Fatih’s.
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Q: What’s something that no one knows about you?
A: I have an enormous sock collection. I have a pair of socks that resemble the layers of the earth. They have dinosaur bones and rocks on them — it’s pretty sick.
Q: What would you change about wrestling?
A: I think people need to wrestle more, which means more stalling calls. If you’re not doing anything, the referee can penalize you. Eventually, you start giving up points.
Q: What sport would you compete in other than wrestling?
A: Marathon running. Imagine the fastest marathon runners, they can run 42 km in two hours.