Throughout the off-season, we’re going to be getting to know returning NCAA Division I wrestlers from around the country. We sent questionnaires to every program in the country and will be sharing the results throughout the long trek to next fall. You can find them all whenever you like under the Getting to Know tag.
Name: Taylor Lujan
School: Northern Iowa
Class (for 2017-18): Redshirt Sophomore
After winning four state titles in Georgia, Lujan had a productive redshirt year before bursting onto the college scene this season. The MAC champion was second on the team in wins, going 29-6. Fighting from the #13 seed in St. Louis, Lujan went 2-2. He will no doubt have higher aspirations for his sophomore campaign and should be in the thick of the All-American race in Cleveland.
What are you working on this off-season?
Do you plan to wrestle freestyle or Greco in the off-season?
What was the most interesting class you took this year?
Construction Resources where we’re building a miniature house. A 130 square foot house. That’s pretty cool.
What was your favorite match this season?
Against Epperly here at West Gym. (Note: Lujan fell, 9-7, to Epperly in a wild, scramble filled match.)
If you could wrestle one person, living or dead, who would it be?
My Dad. I’d like to wrestle with him. (Note: Lujan’s Dad is alive.)
If you could change one rule in college wrestling what would it be?
Make the matches longer.
If you weren’t a wrestler, is there another sport or competitive activity you’d have pursued?
I don’t think so. I don’t think I would have done anything else, to be honest with you.
When the season ended, what is the one food you had to eat?