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2024 Central Athletic Hall of Fame inductee: Rod Landorf

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Rod Landorf was inducted into Central’s Athletic Hall of Fame on Jan. 26.

Rod Landorf was a wrestler and football player during his time at Central. After graduating in 1962 he went on to serve in the Vietnam war where he was awarded a Bronze Star.

 

The following Q&A includes dialogue from either a panel discussion of all five inductees or a one-on-one Central Times interview with the inductee.

Q: What would you say is the highlight of your time at Central?

A: The athletics and the friends that you make and just hang on to that really worked out better and in the long run because a lot of those who graduated with their one year one way or the other are still around.

Q: What advice would you have for current students?

A: I think if you just enjoy life and make sure you hang on to your friends. To keep them. Life seems to be a little bit easier when you have people to talk to.

Q: How did you overcome [a challenge you see as a teenager] and how do you see that play out in your adult life now?

A: If you work through [problems or disappointment] it seems to work out. But you do need to work at it and nobody’s gonna give it to you for free, so keep going.

 

For more on the 2024 inductees, click here.

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