Jake S. Smith

Jake S. Smith

Sr. | 5-8 | 149 | Clifton, Va. | Newark Memorial/Appalachian State

2015-16 (r-Jr.)

  • Went 7-10 at 149 pounds with six dual match starts
  • Had a pair of pins and a major decision
  • Won a 3-2 decision over Central Oklahoma’s Spencer Rutherford at the Joe Parisi Open (Nov. 21)
  • Also pinned Missouri Valley’s Sean Dulom in 3:39 at the event
  • Won by fall vs. Cleveland State’s Sam Matzek in 2:43 at the Edinboro Open (Feb. 6)
  • Defeated Pitt’s Riley Barth in a 10-0 major decision at the Edinboro Open 

2014-15 (Jr.) - at West Virginia

  • 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

2013-14 (So.) - at Appalachian State

  • Did not compete

2012-13 (Fr.) - at Appalachian State

  • 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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