Miller makes top 16 at nationals

Shane Miller's remarkable senior-season run has come to an end.

Miller, who won the 189-pound state wrestling championship for Douglas High School this season, took his act to the National High School Coaches Association High School Senior Wrestling Championships in Pittsburgh, Pa., last week.

The senior, who went 50-1 during the season with Douglas, advanced to the Round of 16 at the championships before bowing out to a wrestler from Florida.

Miller had been working out with Carson High head coach Casey Schweitzer since the end of the season and came out strong at the national tournament.

He pinned Tanner Wolk out of Missouri in 3:14 in the Round of 64 to start off the tournament. The match was considered by some to be one of Miller's more impressive performances this season.

In the Round of 32, he took a 12-10 decision over Jake Pinkham, of California.

Florida's Jeremie Cook topped Miller 8-3 in the Round of 16 and Kansas' Jesse Strawn won a 2-1 decision over Miller in the consolation round.

The tournament was open to only state champions or state runners-up in their respective weight classes.

Miller's state title was Douglas' first in more than 12 years. He also won the prestigious Sierra Nevada Classic earlier in the year. He wraps up his senior season with a 52-3 record overall.


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