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February 7, 2013

CSC champ, Miller, aims for West Point admission

Redskin senior is co-captain for football, wrestling, track, quiz teams

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“I am anxious to find out,” he said. “I would mean a lot to me to be able to go through West Point.”

Miller was a co-captain of the football and wrestling teams as a senior, and said he expects to be co-captain of the track team in the

spring.

Last week, we was named a Center State Conference football second team All Star Team as a strong safety.

“I am extremely proud of all that Jacob has accomplished, both on the field but more importantly with his outstanding academic record,” Cooperstown football coach Mark Segina said. “He is such an active and accomplished student athlete and it never ceases to impress me just how hard he works and how well he does at anything he sets his mind to accomplishing.”

Despite his success in football and wrestling, Miller said he thinks his best sport is track. In 2010, he made the state tournament as part of the 3200 relay team with Jeremiah Ford, Caleb Edmonds and Will Reis. The foursome holds the school record in the 3200 relay, which they set twice that season.

In 2011, Miller, Ford, Reis and Alec Silvera set the school record in the 1600 relay. They won the Section Three title that year and finished fifth in the state.

“I think his success in track helped him in wrestling,” Abts said. “A lot of guys when they get their first success in wrestling get nervous. Jacob didn’t because it was like he had already been to the top before.”

Going into the Section Three Division II Tournament, which is Saturday at Onondaga Community College, Miller had a wrestling record of 22-5. 

Two of his losses were forfeits during the Clyde Cole Tournament because of a knee injury. He has not been pinned this season.

“It has been a long time since he was pinned,” Abts said. “I think it happened once last season at the beginning of the year. Twice last

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