A 21-year-old University of Nebraska wrestler is dead after an accident Thursday morning in Lincoln. The university announced the death of Christian Miller, a junior from Plainview, Nebraska. Details about the accident were not immediately released. Miller was part of the wrestling program for four seasons. He was 15-9 overall, including a 12-3 record in 2019-2020.
Wrestling Coach Mark Manning called Miller’s death “a tragic and devastating loss for everyone who knew and loved Christian.” In a statement, Manning described Miller as a “young man full of energy with a bright future ahead of him.” Athletic Director Bill Moos said Miller’s death “will have a deep impact on our wrestling program, including Christian’s teammates, Coach Manning and his staff.” Miller was a four-time state champion at Plainview High School, where his career record was 169-2. He also was a two-time state qualifier in cross country at Plainview High.