Miller medals at Battle of Rockies for fourth time

December 14, 2014

Jared Miller wrestlingThere’s something about the Battle of Rockies tournament in Montana that brings out the best in Montana State University-Northern wrestler Jared Miller of Kotzebue.

It’s not cupcake city, either; the competition is fierce as top NAIA powers and NCAA D1 teams like Boise State and Wyoming participate annually.

Bring it, says Miller.

The 174-pound senior All-American earned his fourth career medal at the Battle of the Rockies after placing third in his final appearance.

He won the 174 title last year and was third as a sophomore and second as a freshman.

Miller advanced to the 2014 NAIA National Final, where he dropped a 3-2 heartbreaker to three-time national champion Brock Gutches.

The Alaskan has racked up more than 100 career victories at MSU-Northern.