Miklus named graduate assistant at Iowa State

Willie Miklus rides Iowa's Jacob Warner (Photo/Mark Lundy,

AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State wrestling head coach Kevin Dresser is continuing to build in Ames and today he made another addition to his staff. He announced that Willie Miklus will be joining the Cyclone wrestling staff as a graduate assistant.

"It goes without saying how excited we are to keep Willie in our program," Coach Dresser said. "He did great things here on the mat and off the mat for us this past season. He is a guy that you want in your wrestling room every day."

Miklus will be an extension of the staff, working with the team and assisting in the operations of running the program. He will also continue to train for senior level competition through the Cyclone Regional Training Center.

"I don't want to be anywhere but Iowa State," Miklus said. "This opportunity allows me the chance to stay near home at a place I love. I'm looking forward to being around the team and helping them achieve their individual goals."

Miklus was an added piece of maturity and experience in a 2018-19 Cyclone lineup that was otherwise very youthful. He holds a number of collegiate accolades, which he most recently added to by becoming a four-time All American with a sixth-place finish at the 2019 NCAA Championships. He accumulated his 100th career victory and his 50th career dual victory during his senior campaign wrestling for the Cyclones.


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