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  Kent Smith

Kent Smith

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bowling Green, Ohio

High School:
Eastwood

Weight:
165

Kent Smith - 165 pounds


2007-08: The Bobcats' most versatile competitor, wrestled at three different weights ... Wrestled in 14 matches at 165 pounds, two matches at 174 pounds and four matches at 157 pounds ... Competed against two nationally ranked wrestlers ... Posted a record of 6-15 on the season with a two match winning streak coming against Eastern Michigan's Kyle Chittick and Findlay's Justin Shannon at the Michigan State Open on Nov. 11, 2007 ... Matched his season-best two match winning streak with a pair of victories at the Virginia Duals against ND State's Mike Quamme and 1:35 pin of Duquesne's Ryan Sula ... Had a 5-8 record in decisions, 0-6 mark in major decisions, 0-0 showing in technical falls and 1-1 tally in falls ... 0-3 mark in conference duals.

2007-08 Results: 11/11- L (5-1) Kurt Gross (Kent State) 11/11- W (7-3) Kyle Chittick (Eastern Michigan) 11/11- W (3-2) Justin Shannon (Findlay) 11/11- L (7-4) Obie Simpson (Kent State) 12/16- W (6-5) Justin Shannon (Findlay) 12/30- L (Fall 2:41) Kurt Gross (Kent State) 12/30- L (13-5) Matt Epperly (Virginia Tech) 1/4- L (MD 10-2) Rex Kendle (Michigan State) 1/11- L (8-3) Michael Chaires (Virginia) 1/11- W (8-3) Mike Quamme (ND State) 1/11- W (Fall 1:35) Ryan Sula (Duquesne) 1/18- L (7-6) Jesse Lincsmaier (NIU) 1/20- L (11-6) Jalil Dozier (NC State) 1/26- L (3-2) Scott Rendos (Buffalo) 2/1- L (MD 15-5) Matt Epperly (Virginia Tech) 2/8- L (MD 12-4) #14 Kurt Gross (Kent State) 2/15-L (MD 10-0) #11 Keegan Mueller (UNC) 3/8- L (MD 12-4) Trevor Stewart (Central Mich.) 3/8- L (10-7) Bryan Deutsch (Northern Illinois) 12/6- W (9-2) Derek Foore (Eastern Michigan) 12/16- L (MD 8-0) Alex Picazo (Ohio State)

2006-07:Did not compete in 2007.

2005-06: Ended his freshman season with a 5-22 record, including 1-4 in the MAC and 3-14 in duals with one pin, one technical fall and one major decision ... Ended a streak of seven straight losses with a 17-7 major decision over Delaware State's Ryan Gibbons on Jan. 28 ... His 10-4 decision over Eastern Michigan's Chad Roush on Jan. 5 was the turning point in Ohio's 19-12 dual-meet victory ... Went 2-2 at the Dec. 29 Southern Scuffle, including a 17-2 technical fall over Virginia's Brian McReynolds ... In his only match at the Nov. 26 Northeast Duals, pinned Binghamton's Chris Klucka for his first collegiate victory.

HIGH SCHOOL: State runner-up as a 160-pound senior after placing third at 152 pounds as a junior ... Four-time league champion and state qualifier while compiling a 184-17 career record, including 103-3 his last two seasons ... Lettered all four years for coach Ralph Cubberly ... On the club level, won freestyle and Greco-Roman state titles and was a two-time Junior Olympics silver medalist ... Also excelled in soccer and baseball at Eastwood High School, earning all-district and all-league honors in soccer and all-league honorable mention in baseball.

PERSONAL: A psychology major with business minor ... Son of Tim and Amy Smith ... Has one younger brother, Dean, and two younger sisters, Lexi and Carly ... Born December 8, 1986.