Miller, seeded ninth at 184 pounds, took fifth at the 2016 NCAA Championship last Saturday.
Mathew Miller is Navy's highest placewinner since heavyweight Ed Prendergast finished third in 2008.
Miller will face NC State's Pete Renda on Saturday.
Forty-four wrestlers have accounted for Navy's 61 All-America citations. Who will be next?
Navy is looking to improve upon its eighth-place finish a year ago that saw two Mids win individual titles.
2009 All-American 2009 EIWA Champion 2008, `09 NCAA Qualifier
Saddoris in 2010-11 (Sr.): By a vote of his peers, selected to serve as Navy's team captain ... enters his senior year ranked ninth on Navy's career wins list with 110 and one of only 10 wrestlers in program history to win 100 or more matches ... a three-time NCAA qualifier, he has the chance to become only the sixth wrestler to be a four-time qualifier and the second under Bruce Burnett's direction.
Saddoris in 2009-10 (Jr.): Pushed up a weight class from 149 to 157 where he settled in and finished the year with a 32-12 record, including a 6-1 mark in dual competition ... put together a 6-9 record against ranked foes ... was ranked among the top 10 for the latter half of the season ... participated in eight tournaments, placing in seven ... opened the year with a third-place finish at the Eastern Michigan Open, dropping a 3-1 sudden victory decision to Purdue's Colton Salazar in the quarters ... followed up with a second-place showing at the Navy Classic where he was defeated in the finals by nationally-ranked Jesse Dong of Virginia Tech ... finished sixth at the Cliff Kenn Las Vegas Invitational and fourth at the Reno Tournament of Champions ... lost three tight matches at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational, all by four or fewer points ... placed third at the Southern Scuffle thanks to a 3-2 win over third-ranked Matt Moley of Bloomsburg ... after dropping a 9-3 dcision to fifth-ranked Steve Fittery of American in a dual match, ran off with 12-straight victories, including six consecutive dual wins ... upset fifth-ranked Thomas Scotton of North Carolina in dual action ... nestled in the winning streak was a pinfall over NC State's Juan Stimpson, marking his 100th-career victory at Navy ... he also won three in a row to earn the title at the All-Academy Championship ... won three straight matches at the EIWA Championship, including a 3-2 win over fourth-ranked and second-seeded Steve Fittery to punch his ticket into the finals ... came up just short in his upset bid over Harvard's J.P. O'Connor, the 2010 National Champion, 3-1 ... by virtue of his second-place finish at the EIWA Championship, he qualified for his third-straight NCAA Championship
2008-09 (So.): Coming off a sensational rookie campaign, Saddoris enjoyed what would be a record-breaking year as the Mids' top 149-pounder ... finished his sophomore season with a 43-8 record, becoming only the fourth different wrestler in program history to reach 40 wins in a season ... his 43 wins were just one shy of tying the all-time record set by Mark Conley in 2002 and later tied by Matt Stolpinski in 2007 ... broke the record for most wins by a sophomore (43) that was previously held by Steve Kovach who won 38 matches in 2000-01 ... Saddoris now holds the top-two single-season win marks at 149 pounds ... he set the record as a rookie with 35 wins and broke that mark last year with 43 ... shattered the school record for matches won over a wrestler's first two seasons ... Saddoris has won 78 matches in his first two seasons, breaking the previous record of 59 wins by Greg Gingeleskie during the 1996 and '97 seasons ... meanwhile, the 78 wins are tied as the second most for a wrestler in any two seasons combined ... after just two seasons, he stands 25th on Navy's career wins list with 78 ... meanwhile, with a .796 (78-20) winning percentage, Saddoris is tied for eighth on Navy's career winning percentage leader board ... won three of the six regular-season tournaments in which he competed, taking title wins at the Eastern Michigan Open, the Navy Classic and the Reno Tournament of Champions ... placed second at the Nittany Lion Open, the Southern Scuffle and the All-Academy Championship ... won his first 15 matches before dropping a 10-2 major decision to second-ranked Bubba Jenkins of Penn State in the championship bout of the Nittany Lion Open ... did not lose again until the Southern Scuffle where he was pinned by NC State's Darrion Caldwell in the title match ... recorded a 12-2 dual meet mark dropping a 5-3 decision in the first tie breaker to American's Kyle Borshoff and a 2-1 tie breaker against Army's Matt Kyler ... won four matches, including a 5-4 tie breaker against Kyler to win his first EIWA Championship ... was the recipient of the 2009 The Coaches Trophy, awarded at the conclusion of the EIWA Tournament to the championship's most valuable wrestler ... it's just the ninth time a Navy wrestler has received the award and the first time since Scott Kelly earned the award in 1987 ... by virtue of his EIWA Championship, he was one of five Navy wrestlers to qualify for the 2009 NCAA Championship ... he won his first three matches of the NCAA Championship to punch his ticket into the semifinals ... it was his 3-2 win over unranked Paul Gillespie of Hofstra in the quarters that clinched All-America honors for Saddoris ... he would lose to Caldwell, who went on to win his first National Championship ... Saddoris dropped back-to-back 6-4 sudden victory matches to sixth-ranked Kyle Ruschell of Wisconsin and eighth-ranked Jake Patacsil of Purdue to place sixth at the national tournament ... owned an 8-8 record against nationally-ranked foes ... the highest-ranked wrestler he defeated was Purdue's Jake Patacsil, ranked No. 7, whom he beat in the semis of the Eastern Michigan Open.
2007-08 (Fr.): One of the most successful freshman wrestlers in recent memory ... turned in a 35-12 record in his rookie campaign, becoming only the third wrestler in school history to win 30 matches as a freshman ... his 35 wins are the second most by a Navy rookie, just two fewer than record holder Tyrone Neal who won 37 in 1998-99 ... his 35 wins set a Navy record for most single-season wins at 149 pounds, one better than John Cox who previously held the record of 34 wins in 2005-06 ... it's the 14th-most single-season wins by a Midshipman ... placed in six of the eight tournaments in which he competed ... opened the year by winning his first four matches en route to a third-place performance at the Eastern Michigan Open ... in his first collegiate match, he pinned (1:36) Eastern Michigan's Cody Heir ... followed up by winning five of his six matches at the Navy Classic, including a 5-3 decision over Bucknell's Kevin LeValley to take third ... returned to his home state of Nevada twice in three weeks to compete at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational and the Reno Tournament of Champions ... won five of his six matches in Reno, including a 3-2 win over teammate and NCAA qualifier Spencer Manley to finish third ... turned in a 5-2 record at the Southern Scuffle where he earned a 10-5 win over Jeremy Doyle of Cal State Bakersfield to place seventh ... swept the field at the All-Academy Championship, including a 6-3 decision over Army's Casey Thome, to take first place ... posted a 4-2 record in dual action, including a 7-3 victory over Maryland's Eric Medina in his first collegiate dual ... pinned (2:21) Army's Thome in the annual Star Match to lead the Mids to their eighth straight win over the Black Knights ... posted a 5-1 record in his first EIWA Championship, placing third and earning an NCAA Championship berth ... he beat Thome for a third time, 5-2, when the two battle at the conference match ... meanwhile, Saddoris avenged his dual loss to Lehigh's Trevor Chinn by edging him 3-2 to make his way into the third-place match at the EIWA Championship ... though dropping both matches in his first NCAA Championship appearance, the opportunity to wrestle at that level will prove to be an invaluable experience ... turned in a 7-2 record to finish fourth at the ASICS University Nationals in April ... won his first four matches, including three sweeps against Justin Tortora (7-0, 2-0), Ryan Cubberly (3-0, 6-0) and Kelly Felix (1-0, 3-0) ... was stopped, however, in the quarterfinals by Maryland's Alex Krom who earned a 1-1, 2-1 decision ... regrouped and came back to win three in a row in the consolation bracket which featured a pin against Virginia's Shawn Harris to work his way back into the third-place match .. it was there that he would once again face Krom and unfortunately dropped a 1-0, 2-0 decision to place fourth.
High School: A 2006 graduate of Spring Creek High School, Saddoris attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2006-07 academic year ... a four-year standout wrestler, he also earned three letters as a member of the football team ... led Spring Creek to back-to-back-to-back state titles in 2004, `05 and `06 ... named the 2006 Nevada Most Valuable Wrestler of the Year ... the state recipient of the 2006 Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award ... awarded annually since 1996, the award is given to high school seniors who demonstrate excellence in wrestling, scholastic achievement, character, citizenship and community service ... garnered All-America recognition as a senior ... was the Nevada State Individual Champion from 2003-06.
Personal: Full name is Bryce Lee Saddoris ... son of Brad and Susan Saddoris ... born Feb. 22, 1988, in Grand Junction, Colo. ... majoring in History ... named to the Commandant's List last spring ... ranked among the top 20 percent of his class (1,062) in military order of merit ... his service assignment is Marine Corps Ground.