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Louisiana State University Team Press Releases

Southwest Conference Wrestler Spotlight II

02/15/2008 -
As the Southwest Conference prepares for the conference duals, let us take a moment and get to know one of its rising stars, Ryan Blair.

Ryan Blair is a 2005 graduate from Rockwall High School and is currently attending Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.

Fareed Hawwa: So how many years have you been wrestling?

Ryan Blair: I have been wrestling
for 16 years. My dad introduced me to the sport of wrestling when I
was five years old.

FH: What or who made you decide to ever want to wrestle?

RB: My dad was my biggest influence on why I chose the sport of wrestling. Wrestling was a large part of my dad's life when he was growing up and he has been supporting/coaching me from the beginning of mine.

FH: What is your fondest memory of your wrestling career thus far?

RB: My most appealing memory thus far in my wrestling career was when I won my first Youth Texas State Championships. The finals match went into double overtime and I was able to snag a takedown in the closing seconds to secure the win. I was six years old and only weighed about 40 pounds; the trophy I received was nearly two times as heavy and two times as tall as my whole body.

FH: What do you think separates wrestling from other sports?

RB: Mental toughness. Being able to remain resilient and focused will let you get past things like cutting weight or tough workouts. So, the outcome of your wrestling career will be at the hands of how much effort you are willing to allocate.

FH: What are some of your goals for this year on the mat?

RB: Most importantly, I would like to promote and expand the TTU Wrestling team since I have recently been given the leadership duty for the program. Also, I am determined to be a NCWA National Champion.

FH: Who is your biggest influence?

RB: My biggest influence in my life is my family. My mom and dad have motivated me to do everything to the best of my ability and always work towards accomplishing my goals. Even when things seemed to be impossible, my parents have helped me maintain focus and concentrate on what is important in life.

FH: Aside from wrestling, what do you like to do in your free time?

RB: I will do anything that involves competition. I love winning and I hate losing.

FH: What is your favorite movie?

RB: My all-time favorite movie is
Wedding Crashers. Anything with Will Ferrell or Vince Vaughn is a
must see. Although, Superbad is a close second.

FH: Good luck with the rest of the season.

RB: Thank you.

Louisiana State is Ready to Rumble

08/30/2006
The last two years have been a long, hard journey for the Tiger Wrestling Club at LSU. However, we have hit the mats and are gearing up to compete this season in the NCWA. Although the roster is quite hazy at this point in time, we foresee our club having a strong team with enough member....

SW Conference National's Results

03/25/2007
The Southwest Conference of the National Collegiate Wrestling Association had an impressive performance at the 2007 NCWA National Championships, held on March 8-10, at the Garland Special Events Center in Dallas. On the individual side, the SWC proudly placed 7 All-Americans, inclu....

Southwest Conference Wrestler Spotlight

12/05/2007
With the 07-08 season having begun in the Southwest Conference, let us take an inside look into the life of one of its stars. Joshua Kotter, a junior from Mandieville, LA, 2006-2007 NCWA All-American from LSU, shares a little bit about himself with us. Fareed Hawwa: So how many years....

Southwest Conference Wrestler Spotlight II

02/15/2008
As the Southwest Conference prepares for the conference duals, let us take a moment and get to know one of its rising stars, Ryan Blair. Ryan Blair is a 2005 graduate from Rockwall High School and is currently attending Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Fareed Hawwa: So how ma....

Southwest Conference Wrestler Spotlight III

03/05/2008
As the Southwest Conference prepares to send its qualifiers to Nationals, let's chat with EJ Miranda who, this year, started the Sam Houston State University wrestling Team. EJ is a 2006 graduate from Brazoswood High School and is currently attending Sam Houston State University in Huntsvi....

Southwest Conference Women's Wrestler Spotlight

02/14/2009
As the SWC Conference Tournament nears, let's take a minute and get to know one of the female wrestlers of the Southwest Conference. Jennifer Williams is a 2008 graduate from Caprock High School and is currently attending West Texas A & M University in Canyon, Texas. Fareed Hawwa: H....

Cole VonOhlen: SW Conference Wrestler Spotlight

03/07/2009
As the 2008-2009 season draws to a close, let us take a moment to get to know a wrestler from the Southwest Conference who will definitely be turning some heads at Nationals. Cole VonOhlen is a 2008 graduate from Jackson County Central High School and is currently attending the Air Forc....