Matt Smith
Matt Smith

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Paw Paw, Mich.

High School:
Allegan

Weight:
157

Birthdate:
10/08/1991


11/16/2013

Huskies Split at EMU Duals

NIU defeats Clarion and Findlay, falls to #14 Michigan and #6 Oregon State

11/14/2013

Huskies Face Ranked Foes at EMU Duals

Sixth-ranked Oregon State, #14 Michigan highlight tough weekend for NIU

11/09/2013

NIU Gets Five Placewinners at MSU Open

Jordan Northrup wins fresh/soph 133 pounds; Andrew Morse takes second at 157

11/07/2013

NIU Treks to Great Lakes State for MSU Open

Huskies among 17 Division I schools at meet

11/03/2013

NIU Puts Nine on the Podium at Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open

Shawn Scott and Jordan Northrup take second-place finishes

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