Shane Bannister Carwin and his two brothers were raised by his mother, who had the goal of getting all her sons college educations. He received a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines as well as a bachelor's degree in Environmental Technology from Western State College. Carwin became an engineer out of college and continues to work in that field while pursuing his MMA career. Carwin is also a volunteer wrestling coach for the University of Northern Colorado.
Previous Championships & Awards:
NCAA Division II National Wrestling Heavyweight Runner-Up 1996–97 (2 times)
NCAA II Wrestling Heavyweight Champion (1999)
Mixed martial arts
Ring of Fire
ROF Heavyweight Championship
Ultimate Fighting Championship
UFC Interim Heavyweight Championship (1 time, current)
Knockout of the Night (1 time)
Do you have any heroes? My mom, she raised three boys on her own and her major goal was to make sure all we all received college degrees.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s a real dream come true. The UFC is the NFL of mixed martial arts.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Colorado School of Mines BS in Mechanical Engineering and Western State College BA in Environmental Technology
What was your job before you started fighting? Currently still an Engineer
Favorite grappling technique: Slam
Favorite Striking technique: Any strike that connects - there is something about that feeling