Matt Smith
Matt Smith

RS Senior

Paw Paw, Mich.

High School:



2013-14:Notched a 7-5 record at 157 pounds... Took fourth place at the EMU Open (11/16), advancing to the semifinals with three-straight wins... Scored his only pin of the year at Eastern Michigan, sticking Brockport State's Mike Falcon in the second period... Opened the year with a 3-2 record at the Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open (11/3), including a major decision over North Dakota State's Grant Nehring.

2012-13:Finished with a 4-3 record at 157 pounds...Placed second at the "Flash" Flanagan Open (1/12) with a 3-1 record, notching two pins in the process...Earned a win via forfeit against Tiffin (11/10) in his onyl dual start of the year.

2011-12: Earned a 7-5 record at 149 pounds despite battling numerous injuries... Took first place at the Dan Gable Endowment Open with a 3-0 record... Outscored his opponents 14-4 en route to the tournament win... Began the year with a 5-2 record... Posted a 2-3 record in dual matches.

2010-11: Posted a record of 7-2 while wrestling at 149... placed fourth at the Michigan State Fresh-Soph Open... took first place at the Harper Open, defeating NIU's Donny Simpson 8-7 in the championship match.

High School: Four-year varsity letterwinner... team captain senior year... helped lead the team to back-to-back conference, district, and regional championships junior and senior years... selected to compete in the MWA Classic senior year and Disney Duals junior year... finished first in conference all four years... finished third in state senior year... named to the first team all-conference and all-area all four years... placed seventh in the 2008 High School Pre-Season All-American at 130 pounds junior year and second in the 2009 High School Pre-Season All-American at 145 pounds.

Personal: Son of Lisa and Jeff Smith. Birthdate: October 8, 1991. Major: Physical education.

Season Wins Losses Pins
2010-11RS 7 2 3
2011-12 7 5 0
2012-13 4 3 2
2013-14 7 5 1
CAREER 18 13 3
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