Pac-10 Q&A: Oregon State Wrestler Heinrich Barnes

Jan. 20, 2009


Pac-10 Q&A: Oregon State Wrestler Heinrich Barnes

Oregon State Wrestler Heinrich Barnes, who represented his home country of South Africa in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, currently leads the Pac-10 in his 149 weight class.  Barnes talks about Lenox Lewis, serving his favorite comedian the South African dish of Braai and yoga.


On my iPod... country, rap, Afrikaans music  
What Im reading... school text books
Favorite teams as a kid... South African rugby  
Favorite athlete to watch... Tiger Woods
Super power Id most like to have... super strength  

If you could compete in any other sport it would be... golf



Favorite moment in a competition... stepping on the mat for the finals


What your sights are set on after college... competing in the 2012 Olympics and starting my own business  
Whos the funniest member of your team... Ben Harris Ben Harris
If you could make the cover of any magazine, which one would it be? Why?... Sports Illustrated because I’m an athlete and would like to make the cover of a sports magazine  
If you could cook dinner for one famous person, dead or alive, who would it be? What would you serve him/her for dinner? Ben Stiller. I would serve him braai (South African bbq)
The sport youre the worst at... cricket  

If you were stranded on an island, what are the three essentials youd need to have? Bible, food, water



Something about yourself that others would be surprised to hear... I’m shy



Which of your teammates would you like to trade places with for a day and why? Clayton Jack because I would like to see how much a heavyweight eats in a day


Who is your favorite athlete in a sport other than your own and why?  Lennox Lewis because I liked his boxing technique
What is your biggest pet peeve and why? When someone lies  
What is your favorite class that you are taking or have taken? Yoga  
Favorite wrestling move? Double Leg  
Who do you think will win the Super Bowl? Pittsburgh  
Greatest sports memory... going to the 2008 Beijing Olympics  



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