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Jacob A. Smith

Jacob A.
Smith


Height: 6-0
Weight: 197
Class: Jr.
Hometown: Charleston, W.Va.
HS/Last School: George Washington/Cleveland State

Bio

2014-15 (So.)
  • 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.) - Cleveland State
  • Went 1-6 with a major decision as a true freshman.
High School
  • 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


Stats

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


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