Colin Shannon
Colin Shannon
Weight: 165
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Lansdale, Pa.
High School: North Penn

2017-18 (Freshman) – Went 4-12 for AU this season, mostly wrestling in open tournaments… Went 1-2 at the Journeymen Collegiate Classic, with his win coming over AU teammate Michael Eckhart… Also went 1-2 at the Storm Open, beating Robert Janis of Notre Dame College… Had a 1-2 record at the Wilkes Open in late December, beating Dylan Skidmore of Rowan-Gloucester… Won his consolation-bracket opener at the National Collegiate Open, beating Caleb Norris of Davenport, 3-1… Finished 1-2 at the National Collegiate Open on 2/25.

BEFORE AU – Attended North Penn HS, where he went 117-48 in his career… Finished 39-7 and 6th in the state as a senior at Class AAA … Also went 36-9 as a junior… 29-17 as a sophomore… Three-time state qualifier… Two-time sectional champ and won his district… Recipient of the Ed Klavon Memorial Sportsmanship Scholarship… Also won a scholarship in 2017 from the wrestling officials… Wrestled four seasons and served as team captain for the Contender Elite club in Telford, Pa., for coach Chris Atkinson.

PERSONAL –  Parents are Susan and Kevin Shannon… Mother played field hockey at Wilkes University… Has two younger siblings, Heather and Brayden… Majoring in political science with a projected minor in education… Honor Roll student at North Penn… Serves as volunteer coach with his wrestling club… Says his biggest sports thrill is pulling off an upset… Came to AU for an amazing education and the wrestling program… Toughest thing about being a college athlete is scheduling… Hope to become a politician or a teacher… His superstition is to warm up right before his match.