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Jacob A. Smith

Jacob A. Smith

r-Jr. | 6-0 | 197 | Charleston, W.Va. | George Washington/Cleveland State

2015-16 (Jr.)

  • Received a medical hardship waiver for 2013-14 following the season
  • Posted a 30-10 mark at 197 pounds
  • 2016 NCAA Qualifier
  • Ranked as high as No. 7 in the nation
  • Entered the 2016 Big 12 Championship as the No. 1 seed; was the No. 13 seed at the 2016 NCAA Championships
  • Posted five falls and a pair of major decisions
  • Went 3-0 at the Mountaineer Quad, including a pin of Josh Dasilveira (6:38) to lead WVU past Arizona State (Nov. 8)
  • Posted wins vs. Oregon State (vs. Cory Crawford, 4-2 Dec.) and Buffalo (vs. James Benjamin, 9-8 Dec.) at the Journeymen Northeast Duals (Nov. 15)
  • Went 4-1 with a pin of OSU’s Andrew Marsden (4:54) and a 3-1 decision vs. the Cowboys’ Preston Weigel to take second at the Joe Parisi Open (Nov. 21)
  • Posted a 5-2 mark for fourth place at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Open (Dec. 5), including a 2-0 decision over Virginia Tech’s Jared Haught
  • Went 4-2 to take fourth place at the Southern Scuffle (Jan. 2), pinning Virginia’s Zach Nye (8:30), OSU’s Preston Weigel (6:36) and Gardner-Webb’s Gray Jones (2:49)
  • Defeated Oklahoma State’s Preston Weigel, 4-2, in sudden victory (Jan. 15)
  • Took a 13-4 major decision over Brad Johnson vs. Oklahoma (Jan. 17)
  • Won a 2-0 decision over No. 25 Nick Bonaccorsi to help WVU upset No. 18 Pitt (Feb. 7)
  • Topped No. 14 Nate Rotert in a 5-3 decision vs. South Dakota (Feb. 12)
  • Won a 9-2 decision vs. Marcus Harrington of Iowa State (Feb. 14)
  • Went 2-3 at the Big 12 Championship
  • Posted a 1-3 mark at NCAAs, defeating Cornell’s Owen Scott, 3-2

2014-15 (So.) - at West Virginia

  • 2015 NCAA Qualifier at 197 pounds
  • 2015 Big 12 Runner-Up at 197 pounds
  • Went 28-13 overall with a 15-3 record in dual matches
  • Big 12 Wrestler of the Week (Feb. 23)
  • Went 5-2 to take fifth at the Navy Classic (Nov. 22), recording a 15-3 major decision over Bucknell’s Tyler Greene and pinning Chattanooga’s Scottie Boykin in 4:37
  • Upset No. 14 Jace Bennett of Cornell in a 6-1 decision at the Northeast Duals (Nov. 29)
  • Compiled a 4-3 record at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Dec. 6) to take sixth place
  • Won 10 bouts in a row from Dec. 19 to Feb. 6
  • Went 2-1 in Big 12 action, defeating Oklahoma’s Andrew Dixon in a 4-0 decision (Jan. 18) and topping Oklahoma State’s Luke Bean in a 3-1 decision (Jan. 16)
  • Pinned Nick Bonaccorsi of Pitt in 1:45 to lead the Mountaineers to their first Backyard Brawl victory since 2007 (Feb. 22)
  • Went 1-1 at the Big 12 Championship, defeating Oklahoma State’s Austin Schafer in a 2-1 decision before dropping a 10-2 major to No. 2 Kyven Gadson of Iowa State to take second
  • Posted a 2-2 mark at the 2015 NCAA Championships (March 7)
  • Defeated Virginia’s Zach Nye, 3-3, on the riding time tiebreaker in his first wrestleback before topping Jeffrey Koepke of Illinois in an 8-3 decision (March 21)

2013-14 (Fr.) - at Cleveland State

  • Went 1-6 with a major decision as a true freshman
  • Would later receive a medical hardship waiver for the season

Prep

  • Wrestled for Mark Samples at George Washington and Competitive Edge
  • Two-time NHSCA All-American after taking third in 2012-13 and sixth in 2010-11
  • 2013 WVSSAC State Champion
  • 2012 WVSSAC State Champion
  • Went 51-0 as a senior in 2012-13
  • 2011 WVSSAC Runner-up
  • Took third at the WVSSAC Tournament in 2010
  • Also a 2012 WVSSAC runner-up as a member of the football team

Personal

  • Son of Jim and Tracy Smith
  • Has two sisters
  • Born July 10
  • Majoring in Exercise Physiology
  • Recruited by Cleveland State, Bucknell, North Carolina
Year W L Dual Conf Falls NCAA
2015 28 13 15-3 2-1 3 2-2
Totals 28 13 15-3 2-1 3 2-2

Smith Moves Up in National Rankings

By Ashley Bailey | November 22, 2016

After defeating then-No. 6 Aaron Studebaker of Nebraska last week, Jacob A. Smith now ranks as high as No. 7 at 197 pounds.

WVUsportsBuzz presented by U.S. Cellular

By Scott Bartlett | February 04, 2016

This week's WVUsportsBuzz features the rifle and wrestling teams, presented by U.S. Cellular.

Moisey, Morales Advance at NCAAs

By Ashley Bailey | March 19, 2015

Zeke Moisey won a 14-6 major decision while No. 16 Michael Morales earned an 8-4 victory in the first round of the NCAA Championships.