Wrestler of the Week 12/13-12/19: Luke Miller

The d3wrestle.com Wrestler of the Week for December 13-19 is Luke Miller of Ohio Northern.  After this week, we hope to get back on a regular schedule with Wednesday postings.  Miller, wrestling at 165 lbs., was the champion at the Midwest Classic held at the University of Indianapolis.  He also recorded a fall in a dual meet against Mount St. Joseph.  At the Midwest Classic, the top-seeded Miller recorded a pair of pins and a technical fall to reach the finals.  In the final, he defeated returning Division II All-American Mike Williams of UNC-Pembroke 4-2 to take the championship.  The win moved Miller to 14-0 on the year as he wrapped up his first semester of competition.

Miller,  a senior civil engineering student from Indiana, Pennsylvania, was the 2010 NCAA 157 lb. champion and is a two time All-American.  He was 39-4 last season and is the defending OAC Wrestler of the Year.  His championship performance helped lead the Polar Bears to a seventh place finish at the NCAA Championships as he placed first and freshman teammate Kyle Kwiat placed 4th.  For his career, Miller now has 116 career wins, and his next victory will tie him for third on the All-Time Ohio Northern career wins list.  The record is 133 wins, a mark he seems likely to surpass this season.  Miller and the Polar Bears next compete December 29th and 30th at the Midlands Championship at Northwestern University.