Willie Miklus
Willie Miklus

Class:
RS Freshman

Hometown:
Altoona, Iowa

High School:
Southeast Polk

Weight:
197

Birthdate:
07/16/1993

Major:
Psychology


CAREER HONORS

• 2014 SEC First-Year Honor Roll
FRESHMAN (2013-14)

• Took his redshirt in his first season with the Tigers and competed in five tournaments at 197 pounds.
• Finished in fourth place at the Warren Williams/Daktronics Open, picking up his first collegiate win by a fall at 4:09 against North Dakota State's Tommy Peterson.
• Took third place at the Joe Parisi Open, winning five of his six matches including a 6-4 decision over Missouri's Justin Heberlie.
• Was crowed the champion at the Kaufman-Brand Open after winning his first two matches by fall followed by another win over Justin Heberlie.
• Another third-place finish came from the UNI Open, with his only loss coming against Mizzou's J'den Cox.
• Miklus picked up 17 wins this season with nine of them coming by fall, the fastest of which occurred 50 seconds into the match.
SOUTHEAST POLK HIGH SCHOOL (PLEASANT HILL, IOWA)

• Took second place at state his freshman and sophomore seasons at 119 and 145 pounds respectively.
• Won state titles his junior and senior seasons at 171 pounds and 220 pounds, respectively.
• Had a perfect senior season, going 47-0 with a total of 368 takedowns on the season.
• In 2011, was the Folkstyle Nationals runner-up at 171 pounds. Took eighth place at 189 pounds at Junior Freestyle Nationals.
• Lettered all four years in wrestling.
• Miklus decided to train at the Olympic Training Center for the year immediately following high school (2011-2012) before joining the Missouri squad.
PERSONAL

• Willie was born to Garry and Luann Miklus on July 16, 1993 in Des Moines, Iowa.
• Has three younger siblings - Tim, who is an incoming freshman on the Tiger wrestling squad for the upcoming season, Erin and Sean.
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