How do you feel that your experiences as a student-athlete at the University at Buffalo prepared you for life after college?
"To me my experiences as a student-athlete at UB were invaluable, and had as much to do with who I am today as any experience(s) I can think of. To this very day I remember what Coach Michael said to us many, many times in the wrestling room - "the harder you work, the luckier you get." For me personally, these words have impacted my development and motivation for many years."
1977-78 UB Wrestling Team
What does your connection with UB Athletics, and the BLOCK B Letter Winners Association mean to you?
"It's a feeling of family. It's about seeing friends and teammates and staying connected with people I respect and admire. Not a day goes by where I don't think of something or someone connected to UB or UB Wrestling."
As a BLOCK B member, what would you recommend to other former student-athletes who have yet to join this elite group of supporters?
"Get Involved. The gain is substantially more than the time or dollars put in. It (being a former athlete) is who you are. Become a part of it and you will see rewards immediately."
Ed & Candice Tyrrell
What did you find most enjoyable about the Wrestling Reunion event you attended?
"Getting the opportunity to come home and see family and friends. Visiting the city of Buffalo and UB's campuses."
What are your best memories as an athlete competing for UB?
"Winning the NCAA Team Championship during my junior year in 1978 was very special. It is something that all of us are very proud of. Also, as a senior I had the opportunity to compete and represent UB at both the Division III and Division I Nationals."
1978 NCAA Wrestling Team Championship
Ed Tyrrell attended the University at Buffalo as both an undergraduate and graduate, earning a BS in Management in 1979 and an MBA in Management in 1981. He, along with his coaches and teammates on the National Championship team, are members of the UB Hall of Fame.
After completing his MBA, he served as a Manager for Ernst & Young until 1988, when he joined the staff of The Methodist Hospital of Houston - one of the premier medical centers in the world. He is currently the Senior Vice President of Methodist Hospital.
Ed and his wife Candice, live in Spring, Texas, a suburb of Houston. Ed would love to hear from friends and teammates, and encourages all to contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.