WIBW and Azura Credit Union are proud to celebrate the achievements of local high school athletes with our weekly Athlete of the Week honors.
Azura Credit Union is proud to support these athletes who are committed to go above and beyond for their team. Azura Credit Union knows that by going above & beyond for their members today, that tomorrow they will continue to bring you innovative financial service, more resources and a more customized experience. Together they are building a better, brighter future for you and our community.
This week’s Azura Credit Union Athletes of the Week are Seaman senior wrestler Landon Willard and Topeka High freshman basketball player Kiki Smith.
Willard is off to a strong start this season for the Vikings, with an 18-1 record wrestling at 145 pounds. Willard has qualified for state twice, but missed out last year due to injury. He’s now compiled 97 career victories heading into this week’s action. We spoke to Landon about being motivated to return to state, his strengths on the mat, what 100 career wins would mean, and more.
Landon Willard – Seaman wrestling
Smith has sparked the #1 ranked team in class 6A to a 6-0 start, scoring 20 points in each of her first five games and pouring in 14 points in a win over Emporia last Tuesday. The standout guard also starred for the Central Region team that won the Jr NBA World Championships over the summer. We spoke to Kiki about that World Championship experience, what she loves about basketball, playing with her older sister, and more.
Kiki Smith – Topeka High basketball