Patricia Miranda

USA Wrestling

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2007-08 Team USA Ranking No. 1 at 51KG Years on Team USA: 8 (1998-2000, 2002-05, 2006-08) Residence: Colorado Springs, CO Club: Sunkist Kids Coach: Terry Steiner College: Yale, Stanford HighSchool: Saratoga, Calif. (Saratoga) Born: 06/11/79 in Manteca, Calif. Height: 5-0

2007: U.S. World Team Trials champion… U.S. Nationals champion… Tourcoing Golden Grand Prix (France) champion… Dave Schultz Memorial International champion… Guelph Open (Canada) champion… 2006: World bronze medalist… Canada Cup champion… U.S. World Team Trials champion… U.S. Nationals champion… Third in World Cup… Alexander Medved International champion… Dave Schultz Memorial International champion. 2005: Second in New York AC Holiday Championship. 2004: Olympic bronze medalist… U.S. Olympic Team Trials champion… U.S. Nationals champion… Dave Schultz Memorial International champion… Ninth in Ivan Yarygin Memorial International (Russia)... Klippan Ladies Open champion (Sweden)... Fifth in Kiev Grand Prix (Ukraine)... Manitoba Open champion (Canada)... Fifth in FILA Olympic Test Tournament (Greece). 2003: Second in World Championships… U.S. World Team Trials champion… U.S. Nationals champion… Sunkist Kids International champion… World Cup champion… Dave Schultz Memorial International champion… Henri Deglane Challenge champion (France)… Pan American Games champion… Third in Klippan Ladies Open… Kiev Grand Prix champion… Fourth in Ivan Yarygin Memorial International… Gilbert Schaub Open champion (France). 2002: DNP in World Championships… U.S. World Team Trials champion… U.S. Nationals champion… Henri Deglane Challenge champion (France)… NYAC Christmas International champion… Pan American Championships champion. 2001: Second in U.S. World Team Trials… Third in U.S. Nationals… Second in University Nationals… Fourth in World Cup… Third in Manitoba Open. 2000: Second in World Championships… U.S. Nationals champion… Sunkist Kids International champion… Third in Dave Schultz Memorial International… Second in University Nationals… Aggie Open champion. 1999: Third in U.S. World Team Trials… Fourth in U.S. Nationals… Sunkist Kids International champion… Seventh in Gilbert Schaub Open (France). 1998: Second in U.S. World Team Trials… Second in U.S. Nationals. 1997: Fifth in U.S. Nationals… Second in Sunkist Kids International… Second in Western States Open. 1996: Fifth in U.S. World Team Trials… Fourth in U.S. Nationals. College: Graduated from Yale University Law School in May 2007… Previously attended Stanford Univ., where she was coached by Steve Buddie, Chris Horpel and Jay Jackson as a member of the varsity men’s wrestling team... Started at 125 lbs. as a senior... Earned degrees in Economics and International Policy... High School: Attended Saratoga High School, where she was coached by Lloyd Asato... Member of the student government... Personal: Daughter of Jose and Lia (deceased) Miranda... Has two brothers, Joe and Michael, and one sister, Andrea... She and her husband, Levi Weikel-Magden, were married April 11, 2004… Hobbies include river rafting, conflict mediation, reading and writing... Awards: 2004 Dave Schultz Memorial International Outstanding Wrestler... 2003 Women’s World Cup Outstanding Wrestler... CAREER HIGHLIGHTS • 2004 Olympic bronze medalist • 2000 and 2003 World silver medalist • 2006 World bronze medalist • 2003 Pan American Games champion • 2003 World Cup champion • Six-time U.S. Nationals champion (2000, 2002-04, 06-07) • Competed on the men’s varsity team at Stanford Univ. • Delayed going to Yale Law School for a year in order to compete in the Olympics • Featured in major national media during the Olympics, including USA Today, People Magazine and others • Coached by her husband, Levi Weikel-Magden