Poway alum’s college dreams ‘snatched’ away at Stanford
Growing up with two older brothers who loved to wrestle, Jason Miranda knew he would follow along right in their footsteps as he got older, and that is exactly what he did. Jason becomes the third and final Miranda brother to take on wrestling, competing at Poway high school, and becomes the 2nd Miranda brother to make it to the next level for wrestling. Jason received early admissions to his dream school, Stanford. However, he has yet to actually hit the mats at the college level and might not even get that chance as the school years moves further along.
On July 8th, Stanford drops news that will change the lives of many Cardinal athletes. Stanford announcing that they will cut 11 of its varsity programs at the conclusion of the 2020-21 academic year as it deals with the ongoing financial ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic. The 11 sports that will be discontinued are men’s and women’s fencing, field hockey, lightweight rowing, men’s rowing, co-ed and women’s sailing, squash, synchronized swimming, men’s volleyball and wrestling.
Jason has always had the aspirations to become a National Champion, but with the cuts Stanford just made, Jason won’t get the opportunity to live out his dream. The Stanford alumni and community started a movement, Keep Stanford Wrestling, to bring back wrestling and the rest of the sports that were cut.
If anyone would like to learn more and possibly make a pledge to Keep Stanford wrestling here is the link: https://www.keepstanfordwrestling.com/