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Sam Houston State University Team Press Releases

Southwest Conference Spotlight: E.Jay Miranda from SHSU

03/06/2008 -
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 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
it's challenges.

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.
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SW Conference Duals Hosted by TCU

02/22/2008
"The Mavericks started the day by wrestling Sam Houston St. winning 39-15. The Mavsí were led by the strong performance of Devin Slick (165). Devin is a freshman, majoring in computer software engineering from Birdville High School. Last year as a senior he won Nerd State. The Bobcats of S....

Sam Houston Team has Pleasant Surprise

02/28/2008
In their first year of competition, the Sam Houston State University wrestling team is already making a big name for itself. The Bearkats, who compete in the Southwest Conference of the National Collegiate Wrestling Association, traveled to Dallas for the Texas Collegiate State Champion....

Southwest Conference Spotlight: E.Jay Miranda from SHSU

03/06/2008
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....

TX Collegiate State Championships

03/18/2008
Team 1st-UT Arlingtion 2nd-UT 3rd-Sam Houston Couldn't remember all of the individuals but this is what i got.. Sam Houston 141: Stevie Noser: 3rd 149: Collin Hartman: 1st 157: Chris Renaud: 1st 165: Evan Massey: 2nd ....

Sam Houston Coach Mixes it up in MMA

09/15/2008
SHSU wrestling coach E.J. Miranda battled his opponent in the MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) showcase held in the LSC mall area this past weekend in conjunction with the Huntsville 'Death Row' fighting team. The Sam Houston State Wrestling team, which placed sixth in the SouthWest Conference its....

Miraculous Weekend

02/26/2009
Sam Houston State University's club wrestling team were in for quite a surprise this past weekend when they placed second in the National Collegiate Wrestling Association Texas Collegiate Championships. Even more shocking was that they took second with only six competitors, having five fro....

SHSU wrestling team finds success

02/28/2009
SHSU wrestling team finds success By Kristin Edwards Staff Reporter The Sam Houston State University Wrestling Team was very successful last weekend at the NCWA Texas Collegiate State Championships, even with odds stacked against them. The team, who took only a group of six compe....