|In his first Pac-10 Championships, Mier finished third, defeating Arizona State's Michael Kawamura, 4-3. Kawamura had won their first round matchup, 8-2. Mier won three straight to capture the third place ribbon, knocking off Stanford's Rudy Ruiz, 3-1, and Moses Delfin of CS Bakersfield, 3-2, in the process. He has been a pleasant surprise for the coaches this season, closing the season with a five match winning streak heading into the Pac-10 tournament. He has a fifth-place finish at the Oregon Classic in late December and an eighth-place finish from the Mat Town Classic in November on his resume. Mier has one pin on the year, coming at the Oregon Classic over Simon Fraser's Dave Bottom at 6:40.