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Will Miller was named NCAA Wrestler of the Week, going 3-0.
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

App’s Miller Named NCAA Wrestler of the Week

App State’s Will Miller has been named not just the SoCon Wrestler of the Week thanks to a 3-0 mark that included a big win at North Carolina, but the NCAA has also recognized Miller as its National Wrestler of the Week.

Miller’s unbeaten week included a 7-5 decision against eighth-ranked returning All-American Clay Lautt of North Carolina, a result that gave App State its final victory in a 19-16 road win at No. 21 UNC. Competing in a dual for just the second time, Miller delivered a tiebreaking takedown with 36 seconds left and finished on top to preserve the win.

Miller then went 2-0 in Tuesday night’s pair of duals, starting with a 3-1 decision against Bellarmine’s Devan Hendricks, a four-year starter who took a 46-28 career record to Boone. Miller capped the night with a 14-4 major decision against Queens’ Sebastian Shered.

Miller has won nine of his last 11 matches, starting that streak with a 5-0 run to an individual title at the Keystone Classic.

Miller joins Jon Jon Millner and Sean Carter as SoCon weekly winners from App State this season.