Competitors Bios – RU

Students from Rutgers University


Elizabeth Osborn

Elizabeth grew up in a square-mile town and played every sport with her best friend, who inspired her to stay involved. She enjoys competitions with her brother, including spelling bees at dinner, and is planning a career in special education.
Height: 5 ft. 7 in. Weight: 200 lbs.
Class: Junior Right or left: Right-handed
Major: Sociology
Minor: Women and Gender Studies
Hometown: Dunellen, NJ

Miranda Previte

Miranda played on the USA national rugby team, won the bench press competition her freshman year and won the Rutgers strong competition in 2012. She is co-captain of the Rutgers rugby team and a talented juggler!
Height: 5 ft. 3 in. Weight: 130 lbs.
Class: Junior Right or left: Right-handed
Major: Economics and Statistics
Minor: Psychology
Hometown: Morristown, NJ

Nicole Schlobach

Nicole played varsity volleyball, basketball and softball, earning the title of captain her junior and senior years, and All Around Female Athlete her senior year. Her cousins attend rival Penn State. She is planning a career as an athletic trainer.
Height: 5 ft. 6 in. Weight: 135 lbs.
Class: Junior Right or left: Right-handed
Major: Exercise Science
Minor: Psychology
Hometown: Edgewater, NJ


Joshua Hong

Josh played defensive end on his high school football team. He is a huge Kesha fan, likes to dance, and works out at least 5 times a week so he “can look good naked.” After graduation, Josh would like to work as an FBI agent.
Height: 5 ft. 10 in. Weight: 175 lbs.
Class: Senior Right or left: Right-handed
Major: Political Science
Minor: Philosophy
Hometown: Emerson, NJ

Marinos Pylarinos

While growing up, Marinos tried all sports and learned about competition from his cousin. He started arm wrestling at lunch during middle school and gained insight and experience through high school. Marinos loves fishing and is planning a career as a pediatric/orthopedic doctor.
Height: 6 ft. Weight: 180 lbs.
Class: Junior Right or left: Right-handed
Major: Biology
Hometown: Springfield, NJ

Eric Simpkins Jr.

While growing up, Eric wrestled, and played soccer, football, and baseball. He is part of the Rutgers Olympic Lifting Team and regularly plays basketball. Eric beat out the starter the first time he wrestled and aims to be a professional wrestler post-graduation.
Height: 5 ft. 9 in. Weight: 170 lbs.
Class: Junior Right or left: Right-handed
Major: Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Minor: Cognitive Science
Hometown: Upper Deerfield, NJ

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