Miranda in 2006-07: The Wrestling Report lists Miranda 16th in its preseason Atlantic Region rankings at 184 pounds.
2005-06: Won his first four matches of the year en route to an 8-5 record and a 2-1 dual meet mark ... won the Navy Classic (197 pounds) by defeating West Virginia's Jared Villers (7-6), Rutgers' Karim Mahmoud (15-7) and Navy's Tyler Moyer (6-4) ... defeated Lamar Brown, 7-1, in the Rutgers dual.
2004-05: Was sensational in his sophomore campaign where he turned in a 16-7 record at 184 pounds ... won 10 of his first 11 matches which featured three pins and a major decision ... produced five pins on the year.
2003-04: Owned a 7-6 record as a freshman ... earned his first-collegiate at the Central New Jersey Open where he manhandled Army's Penn Tyler, 22-10 ... won all four matches at the CNJ Open which featured a pair of pins.
High School: A 2003 graduate of Henry D. Sheldon High School where he lettered in wrestling (3) and football (2) ... earned all-league and placed in the district meet at 145 pounds in 2001 ... was the league runner-up at 171 pounds, placed second at the district meet and was a state qualifier as a junior ... in his senior campaign, was the league runner-up at 184 pounds, finished second at the district meet and placed sixth at the state tournament ... member of the football team that posted a 14-0 record and won the Oregon Class 4A State Championship in 2002 ... earned the Scholar-Athlete Award in 2003 ... member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Full name is Antonio Bienvenido Miranda ... son of Alberto and Rosemary Miranda ... born Sept. 14, 1985, in Eugene, Ore. ... majoring in ocean engineering ... father was a member of the Costa Rican National Champion 800-meter team ... also the Central American champion in the 800 meters ... went to Guatemala where he served as an interpreter for a medical relief team.