Locke finished second at 130 pounds in the Class 6A wrestling tournament in February as a sophomore. He has a triceps injury and likely won't compete until January.
How did you get injured?
"I was wrestling in practice with one of my partners. We were working out. It just happened. It was a freak thing.... I'm not excited about it, but it happens in the sport."
How frustrating is it that you're not currently wrestling and competing?
"It's not really that hard, but it (stinks) not being able to be out there. I'm still excited to watch them wrestle, though."
Have you had other injuries?
"A couple. I broke the growth plate in my shoulder skateboarding. Six months later (in 2009), I broke my wrist really, really bad skateboarding. The bone was almost coming out.... I was at the Maize skate park, on a quarterpipe, it flew out from underneath me. I fell on my wrist, I felt it snap, and I looked down and it was crooked."
Skateboarding is dangerous for you. What else do you like to do?
"I like to wakeboard. We have a lake house at Table Rock in Missouri. I just like getting out on the water and jumping in the air. I like flying through the air."
You lost 20-5 in the title match, how badly do you want to erase that memory?
"I got beat pretty bad. I wasn't really excited about that match. He was a senior, and he just overpowered me. He was really good, really skilled. I never want to get beat that bad in a title match, in a state finals match. I want to work really, really hard, as hard as I can (to make sure it doesn't happen)."