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Remember the Wrestler: Chris Loudon, Creston


Chris Loudon always gave me the same vibe as someone like a Bill Brasky or a Chuck Norris type.  Because if he was mentioned by anyone who knew him back in the day, they swore that there wasn’t a tougher man on the planet.  I’ve met a few people who used to talk about Loudon as if he were a superhero with his superpower being the epitome of “tough.”  In fact, you can take any Chuck Norris quote, insert Loudon’s name to replace Chuck’s and it’d make perfect sense to a lot of people.  

Chris Loudon once heard that nothing can kill him, so he tracked down nothing and killed it.

Chris Loudon doesn’t pet any animals. Animals pet themselves when he approaches them.

Chris Loudon threw a hand grenade and killed 50 people. Then the grenade exploded.

When Chris Loudon enters the room, even the chairs are standing up.

They say Chris Loudon’s tears can cure cancer, but Chris Loudon doesn’t cry, so cancer will never be cured.

That’s the vibe I’ve always gotten from Chris Loudon. The man was feared in his day and wreaked havoc on the mat. 


Who or what encouraged you to give wrestling a try?

When I was 3 or 4 my dad took me to a high school wrestling meet and I was hooked from there.


Do you have any family who wrestled or wrestles currently? Parents, children, brothers, etc.? How did they do?

My dad wrestled when he was in school.


What were your youth results? Any rivals there?

I was a 2 time little kids state champ. I probably had many rivals, but I just went out and wrestled hard not matter who it was.


What was your record in HS?



How did you place at state every year?

10th went to state
11th 3rd
12th 2nd


What were some of the most notable adverse challenges or moments you experienced in wrestling and how did it turn out?

I had mono my freshman year and tore my knee up my jr year and just the day to day grind of wrestling was adverse. Just had to battle through them and get healthy.


How would you describe your wrestling style?

I was a go-getter. Always wanted to push the pace and get the first points in every match.


How many guys in high school did you go back and forth with or exchange wins with?

There was one guy from Harlan. We had alot of good battles.


Who was your most influential coach?

My dad was my best coach and always new what was best for me. Even though we butted heads alot.


Was your team competitive in HS/college?

If you know Creston wrestling we always was competitive.


Who was your most influential wrestler that you looked up to growing up?

Like any kid growing up, I looked up to all the high school wrestlers.


Who are your favorite current wrestlers?

Spencer Lee.


What tunes would you listen to back in the wrestling days?

I didnt listen to much music. I slept.


What was the most upset you ever felt after a loss?

My senior year when I lost in the finals. It still haunts me to this day.


If you could go back and change one thing about your wrestling career, what would it be?

I would have had a harder work ethic.


What was your best wrestling memory or accomplishment?

Best memory would be wrestling under the lights in the barn.


Who were some of your most notable competitors in high school? College?

A kid from Harlan.


Did you wrestle all year or was it seasonal for you?

It was seasonal for me. But I did do alot of stuff on off season that helped with wrestling.


How would the guys from your day stack up against the guys today?

I really think back in my day. We was alot meaner and more in your face wrestlers.


Did you wrestle after high school?

I went to college for a semester and wrestled and it just wasn’t in my heart anymore.


What other sports did you play?

I played football.


What are your favorite sports teams?

I really don’t watch sports much, but in pro football I like the Chiefs.


What are your hobbies other than wrestling?

I’m building a 1960 ford f100 right now. I love camping, bicycling and running.


How has wrestling shaped you as a person to this day?

Wrestling grooms you into a man and makes you a better person.


What do you do now?

I manage a dry ice plant


Are you still involved with wrestling?

I’m an assistant high school wrestling coach here in Creston.


Any advice for upcoming wrestlers?

Always give it 100% even if you breaking. Fight through it it only makes you better.


Any chance we see you wrestle again at an Old Timer’s tournament?

I wrestled at Corn Cob Nationals a couple years ago. I might get back on the mat some day.


Would you like to give a shout out to anyone you wrestled with, against, coached, etc.?

My dad. He coached me from when I started tell the day I hung up my shoes.


Do you have anything to add? Funny/interesting stories? Trivia? Etc.

Wrestling is a family and you meet great friends when your involved in the sport.

{ 2 comments… add one }
  • Pam January 10, 2020, 4:55 pm

    This was my son , i was his biggest fan, and so proud of him of what he began

  • Dennis Smith "Smitty" January 11, 2020, 2:47 am

    One thing I would like people to know is that when Chris mentioned his dad as a Coach from beginning to end. Let me add that his Dad”Mark” & his assistant Kent Adamson was by far the reason Creston youth program is where it’s at today. To prove my point look at Crestons wrestling achievements High school wise since they started the youth program. They put in the time,hours,& Love for the sport in the youth where the foundation of a Championship program must start. SORRY Chris but just had to speak the true.❤😉Smitty 💪Twotimer76🍻Southsider

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