MTSU Wrestling Announces Addition of Jackie Miller to Squad
Jackie Miller (Greenback ‘09) will be joining the Middle Tennessee State University Blue Raiders for the 2010-2011 season as the first wrestler to earn a wrestling scholarship at the school since 1979. The scholarship will be provided via the MTSU Wrestling Scholarship Foundation, which is in the process of legal recognition and started by Head Coach Bryan Knepper earlier this year.
Jackie finished 3rd at 189 in 2009 in the state of Tennessee behind Cameron Croy (Brentwood, Harvard Univ.) and Mike Kennedy (Blackman) by defeating Tate Mustin (Lincoln Co) after beating Chip Norwood (Cleveland) in the Consolation Semifinals. His loss at the state tournament was to Tucker Bolton (Bradley Central). Talk about a stacked and TOUGH weight-class!
Miller will bring a toughness to the room that will help to build the NCWA-D1 program to a Top-10 finish in the NCWA National Tournament, which is a team and coaching goal for next season. He will fill the 184-lb weight class, which boasts a National Champion from the state of Tennessee in Ian Stephens of Tennessee Temple (Fr in ‘09). This is sure to setup interesting matchups at the TN State Duals (to be held at Austin Peay next season), the Mid-Atlantic Conference tournament (2/26/11 at Southern Virginia University) and at Nationals in March 2011.
Those of you on this board that know the Miller family know the DEDICATION to wrestling that they have shown and of the hardship they have had to endure over the last year.
I would like to welcome Jackie to the Blue Raider mat as we build toward a National Championship by 2014.
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