Player Profiles

Jake S.                            Smith
Jake S.
Class: Jr.
Hometown: Clifton, Va.
Height: 5-8
Weight: 141
Sport: Wrestling


At West Virginia in 2014-15
  • Sat out the season due to NCAA transfer rules after transferring from Appalachian State
  • Wrestled unattached at a trio of tournaments
  • Compiled a 12-3 mark
  • Won the 141-pound title at the Michigan State Open (Nov. 2), going 5-0
  • Defeated Kent State’s Kyle Bauer in a 1-0 decision to claim the title
  • Pinned Ohio’s Jacob Rockoff in 2:55 in the first round of the tournament
  • Went 5-2, including a pin of Life University’s Nicholas Tomlin in 1:02, at the ESU Open (Nov. 16)
  • Went 3-1 at 149 pounds at the National Collegiate Open (March 1)
  • Pinned Zach Finesilver (Duke) in 1:30 and Shane Arechiga (Maryland) in 1:40 at the event
At Appalachian State in 2012-13
  • Won the Wolfpack Open
  • Took first at the King College Open
  • Competed for Robinson before transferring to Newark Memorial in Newark, Calif.
  • State champion as a senior
  • Three-time Super 32 placer
  • Placed at the state-tournament all four years
  • Two-time all-metro area team honoree
  • Member of Wrestling Prep
  • Son of Sam and Melanie Smith
  • Has two brothers and a sister
  • Born May 1
  • Major is Sports & Exercise Psychology
  • Recruited by Cal Poly, Kent State and Binghamton

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