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Mike Miller
Position: 165/174 Pounds
Year: Senior
Hometown: Uniontown, Ohio
High School: Uniontown Lake HS
Major: Industrial Tech. Management
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Mike Miller
Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Release: 04/18/2011

Two-time All-American … two-time MAC champion … three-time national qualifier ... one of five Division I NCAA finalists in school history.

2010-11: Placed third at the MAC Championships at 165 pounds ... lost a 6-5 decision in the finals to Buffalo's John-Martin Cannon ... also fell to Kent State's Ross Tice in a true-second match ... saw his first action of the season at the Northern Quad (11/27) picking up a major decision over No. 10 Cody Yohn of Minnesota ... missed time after injury at Cliff Keen Invitational (12/3) ... returned to lineup with 9-7 sudden-victory decision over Michigan's Dan Yates (1/16) ... 6-2 winner over Ben Boudro at Michigan State (1/21) ... returned to the lineup for the regular season finale, defeating Kent State's Ross Tice, 8-2 (2/20) ... co-recipient of CMU's Harry Richards Coaches Award.

2009-10: Earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships after placing third at the MAC Championships at 184 pounds … won a pair of consolation bracket matches to earn the automatic bid … went 1-2 at the NCAA Championships ... victory was a 4-2 decision in the pigtail round against 2008 national champion and 2009 runner-up Mike Pucillo (Ohio State) ... competed at the MAC Championships for the first time since suffering an injury at National Duals on Jan. 9 … overall record was 10-2 prior to injury.



2008-09: National runner-up at 174 pounds … defeated No. 2-ranked and previously undefeated Michael Cannon (American), 6-5, in quarterfinals … posted a 7-3 decision over No. 3-ranked Brandon Browne (Nebraska) in the semis … dropped an 8-4 decision to No. 1-ranked and undefeated Steve Luke (Michigan) in the national championship match … won MAC championship at 174 pounds … pinned Nate Rock (Buffalo) in the first period of the MAC Championships final … two-time MAC Wrestler of the Week … first earned the honor after finishing runner-up at Midlands … also recognized after defeating No. 5-ranked Raymond Jordan (Missouri), 2-1, and pinning Derrick Yant (Northern Illinois) in the same week in February … defeated No. 1 seed Jay Borschel (Iowa), 7-2, in Midlands semifinals … placed third at Brockport/Oklahoma Gold Classic … only Chippewa to post 5-0 mark in MAC duals … recorded four major decisions and a fall in five conference duals … led team in dual victories (16) … tied for team lead with 30 victories … won 25 of his final 28 matches to close the season … recipient of Chick Sherwood Award as CMU’s most valuable wrestler.



2007-08: Olympic redshirt.



2006-07: Earned All-America honors by placing eighth at NCAA Championships … posted 4-3 record at nationals with three wins over seeded opponents … selected MAC Freshman of the Year after winning conference title … upset the defending MAC champ Johnny Galloway (Northern Illinois), 6-5, in finals at conference tournament … shared team’s Most Improved Wrestler award with Bubba Gritter … assumed starting role at 165 late in the season … first career victory was a 7-3 decision over Zach Shanaman (Penn) at Northeast Duals … won all three of his matches at Chippewa Challenge, including a 10-2 major over Chad Davis (Gardner-Webb) competing at 174.



2005-06: Redshirted … finished third competing unattached at Michigan State Open … advanced to semifinals before placing third at Cleveland State Open … took fourth at Eastern Michigan Open … shared program’s Most Outstanding Freshman award with Trevor Stewart.



High School: Three-time state champion … went 44-0 as a senior … tallied career record of 165-11 … set 14 school records … placed seventh at High School Senior Nationals for an All-America finish … named Wrestling USA High School All-American … earned four letters in wrestling.



 

Year Overall     Dual     Tournament   MAC  
2006-07   15-8     8-5     7-3     2-0  
2007-08   Olympic Redshirt                    
2008-09   30-7     16-4     14-3     5-0  
2009-10   13-6     7-1     6-5     0-0  
2010-11   6-5     4-2     2-3     1-0  
Career   64-26     35-12     29-14     8-0