Willie Miklus
Willie  Miklus

RS Freshman

Altoona, Iowa

High School:
Southeast Polk





Five Tigers Named To 2015 NWCA All-Academic Team

Tiger Style's five recipients is T-1st most in the country


Seven Tigers Named To 2015 Academic All-MAC Wrestling Team

Tiger Style grapplers among 35 total MAC wrestling student-athletes to receive honor


Mizzou Wrestling Honored At Missouri State Capitol

Coaches and student-athletes were honored on the house floor, and also received an exclusive tour of the building


Tiger Style Sweeps 2014-15 MAC Postseason Awards

Willie Miklus, Drake Houdashelt, and Head Coach Brian Smith each honored for outstanding seasons


Waters Takes Third, Cox Takes Fifth at NCAA Championships Session #5

Mayes & Miklus each win seventh place contests to round out strong Tiger showing


Missouri Wrestling at the National Championships - March 21, 2015

Missouri Wrestling at the National Championships


• 2015 NCAA All-American (7th Place - 184 pounds)
• 2015 MAC Freshman of the Year
• 2015 Academic All-MAC Team
• 2014 SEC First-Year Honor Roll

• Went from preseason unranked grappler to nationally ranked and NCAA All-American at 184 pounds. Went 33-9 overall including an 18-3 dual (6-0 MAC) record.
• Finished in 7th place at 2015 NCAA Championships, producing a 5-2 record along the way.
• At NCAA's, defeated No. 6 Taylor Meeks (Oregon State), No. 7 Lorenzo Thomas (Penn), No. 14 Richard Robertson (Wisconsin) and No. 15 Timothy Dudley (Nebraska) nationally ranked opponents in the country.
• Had 18 starts at 184 pounds for the Tigers and three starts at 197 pounds.
• Began the 2014-15 season with an 18-0 record, highlighted by a win over No. 2 Jack Dechow (Old Dominion) on Nov. 23, 2014.
• 24 of his 33 season wins resulted in bonus points, good enough for .727 perctange of his overall victories.
• In his 18 dual victories this season, accumulated 82 points (2nd most on Mizzou, only trailed J’den Cox’s 87).
• Tallied 14 pins throughout the season, tops among Tiger Style starters for the 2014-15 campaign.
• Took down six nationally ranked foes at 184 pounds, including four alone at 2015 NCAA Championships.
• Named MAC Freshman of the Year by the league office on April 7, 2015.
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.

• 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.

• 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.

Season Overall Duals (MAC) Tournament (MAC/NCAA) Major Dec. Fall Tech. Fall
2013-14 Redshirted
2014-15 33-9 18-3 (6-0) 15-6 (2-1/5-2) 8 14 2
Career 33-9 18-3 (6-0) 15-6 (2-1/5-2) 8 14 2
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