Stanford Signs Four Wrestlers to Letters of Intent
Nov. 23, 2004
Stanford, Calif. - November 17 marked the end of the National Letter of Intent early signing period. During that one week window in November, Stanford wrestling signed four student-athletes that will add great talent to an already flourishing roster. Signing early for the Cardinal were Matt Kim, Eric Minnick, Tyler Parker, and Peter Miller.
Matt Kim comes to Stanford from West Linn, OR where he was state champion at 119 pounds as a junior. Kim tallied 36 wins last season, and has claimed three consecutive district titles. He has grown some since last year and is anticipated to be a likely 133-pounder in college. Kim is coached by former Stanford standout Lance Johnson at West Linn High School.
Eric Minnick will travel a bit further from home to attend Stanford next season. Minnick hails from Newtown Square, PA where he attends The Episcopal Academy. Minnick placed sixth as a junior at the National Prep Tournament and traveled last summer with Team Pennsylvania to Junior Nationals. He has claimed over 100 wins during his prep career and looks to be a 133/141 pounder at the college level.
Tyler Parker hails from Lawrenceville, GA. Parker competes for Coach Cliff Ramos at Collins Hill High School. Parker has already claimed three state titles in Georgia, and this year attempts to become only the state's 15th four-time state champion. Parker has compiled an impressive 142 victories in THREE years, and amassed a whopping 56-1 record as a junior. He recently won the NHSCA Preseason National Open Tournament in North Carolina. Parker is ranked in the top-20 nationally in his weight division and looks to compete at 141/149 pounds for Stanford.
Peter Miller signed his letter of intent in St. Louis, MO. Miller currently attends MICDS (Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School). He has already claimed two state titles in Missouri, and looks to add a third during his senior campaign. Miller has amassed an incredible 121-2 record during his prep careeer thus far. He ranks as one of the top-10 152-pound seniors nationally, and is also a Cadet Freestyle and Greco-Roman All-American. He will most likely begin his collegiate career at 157 pounds for Stanford.