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  Matt Smith

Matt Smith

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Sandyville, W.Va.

High School:
Ripley

Weight:
133

2006-07:Started the season 8-10 but did not wrestle after Dec. 29 because of an injury ... Won his only MAC dual meet match of the season ... Was 3-4 overall in dual meets ... Earned two wins by major decision ... Went 3-2 at the Hoosier Duals with two shutout decision.

2005-06: Won two of his four matches at the season-opening Brockport/Oklahoma Gold Classic but battled injuries for most of the season and did not compete after that ... Holds a 22-39 career record with five pins and four major decisions.

2004-05: Completed the season with an 11-20 record and a 20-37 career mark ... After moving up to 133 pounds at the turn of the year, posted a 3-17 record, including 1-4 in the MAC and 1-2 at the MAC Tournament ... His two regular-season victories at 133 were a 5-3 decison over Kent State's Clayton Stark on Feb. 13 and a 5-2 win over Eastern Illinois' Casey Carrino on Jan. 23 ... Recorded a 2-0 decision over Ohio State's Eric Wanner to begin Ohio's 21-9 rout of the Buckeyes on Dec. 11 ... Won two of three matches at the Northeast College Duals on Dec. 5, pinning Drexel's Brandon Luce and scoring an 11-0 major decision over Army's Travis Featherstone ... Went 2-2 at the Mat Town USA Invitational on Nov. 27 ... Won all three of his matches to claim the Ashland Open title on Nov. 13 ... Competing unattached (results unofficial), finished 3-2 at the WVU Open on Nov. 7 ... On the season, had two pins and two major decisions.

2003-04: Finished the year at 9-17 with a 2-2 mark in the MAC ... Recorded three pins and a major decision on the year ... Placed third at the MAC Championships.

2002-03: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Finished his career at West Virginia's Ripley High School with a 116-20 record ... As a senior, went 40-2 in ranking fourth in the nation at 130 pounds, according to Intermat ... Placed first, second and third in the state on three separate occasions ... Helped his team to two top-five finishes at the West Virginia state wrestling tournament (second and fourth) ... Four-year letterwinner ... Finished among the top 10 in his class at Ripley with a 4.0 GPA.

PERSONAL: Mechanical engineering major ... Son of Mark and Missy Smith ... Has a brother, Mitch ... Born June 15, 1984.