Louisiana State University Team Press Releases
Southwest Conference Wrestler Spotlight III
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 Huntsville, Texas.
Fareed Hawwa: You recently started a wrestling team at Sam Houston State University. What made you decide to do this?
EJ Miranda: Experience. I have hopes of one day coaching a wrestling team. So I figured the best way to prepare for this was to continue my wrestling career in college.
FH: Did you have a lot of support initially?
EJ: The administration was very supportive. And the members on my wrestling team were just as encouraging.
FH: How old were you when you started wrestling?
EJ: 14. I was a freshman in high school.
FH: What would you say is your "Go To" move on the mat?
EJ: I like the duck under. It's a very simple move and it has been very effective for me in many of my matches.
FH: What do you think separates wrestling from other sports?
EJ: I think the individual nature of the sport really separates it from the others. It takes a different type of person to willingly go head to head with an
equally determined person on the mat. Very few activities are more physically and mentally demanding.
And I believe the character you develop and the lessons you learn better prepares you for life and
FH: Aside from wrestling, what do you like to do in your free time?
EJ: I enjoy home cooked meals and buying cheap stuff on ebay.
FH: What is the one far away place in the world that you absolutely must visit eventually?
EJ: I'm not sure yet. But I would like to go on a cruise. I hear they have free all you can eat buffets that's are open 24 hours a day.
FH: What CD is playing in your car right now?
EJ: My CD player stopped working 3 years ago.
FH: If you could be known for saying one famous quote, what would it be?
EJ: We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken, struck down but not destroyed..." It's from 2 Corinthians 4:8.
FH: Thanks for your time and good luck with the rest of this season and next year.
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|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 Results03/25/2007
|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,
Southwest Conference Wrestler Spotlight12/05/2007
|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 II02/15/2008
|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 III03/05/2008
|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 Spotlight02/14/2009
|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 Spotlight03/07/2009
|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....|