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Sam Houston State University Team Press Releases

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 from the team place in their respective weight divisions.

"[We] had only five guys competing that counted towards points" said SHSU Club Wrestling President E.J. Miranda, in an e-mail to the Houstonian, "so it was very impressive when defeating teams that brought in full squads of 12."

In the NCWA Championships, the University of Texas at Austin placed first with 46 points, SHSU placed second with 44 points, and defending state champions University of Texas at Arlington placed third with 42 points.

The success of the team is due in great part to the talent of the wrestlers, and to their staff as well.

"We hired strength and conditioning coach Joseph Anderson. His conditioning that he's provided for us is a great help," Miranda said. "Head coach A.J. Rivera graduated from SHSU this past December, and comes on the weekend to help us out. He's a great coach and very steady with us. Melanie Floyd is a freshman at SHSU, and she is our manager. She helps get paper work done and she's very supportive."

This upcoming weekend, the wrestling team will head to Baton Rouge, La. to compete in NCWA Southwestern Regional Championships.

"It will be the six from the last tournament, including our coaches," Miranda said. "The top two go on to nationals."

Regarding nationals, Miranda said, "We have a pretty good shot. Teams from Kansas and Louisiana can be a very tough obstacle, but based on this tournament, we have very high hopes.
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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....