2016-17: Finished the year with a 7-15 overall record, including a 3-9 dual record and 1-4 mark in SoCon matches ... went 4-8 in tournament bouts for the year ... earned two pins for the year and 15 dual points for the team ... placed third in the freshman-sophomore bracket of the Southeast Open to open the season ... defeated Bloomsburg's John Barber by a 9-4 decision for his first dual win of the year on Jan. 14 at the Pitt Duals ... later in the day defeated Brown's Travis Vasquez by a pin in 2:38 ... achieved a league victory over Davidson's Aidan Conroy by a fall in 1:58 on Feb. 10 in Davidson, N.C.
2015-16: Earned a 12-6 overall record for the year, including a 1-1 dual record and 11-5 mark in tournament competition … went 1-0 in the Southern Conference … his 11 tournament wins ranked second most on the team … registered two major decisions and one pin for the season … logged four dual points for the team … accounted for 12 of VMI's 25 wins at the 149-pound class … went 4-1 at the Hokie Open to open the year for a third-place finish … came in fourth at the Keystone Classic after winning five straight bouts at the event … in a SoCon dual, defeated Campbell's Zane Knight by a 16-5 major decision … represented VMI at the All-Academy Championships, placing fourth by going 2-2 at the event with a 4-3 decision over Coast Guard's Matt Vieira and pin in 3:41 over Army's Javier Rodriguez.
High School: Coached by Rusty Smith at Kent Island HS in Stevensville, Md. … four-year letterwinner … two-time state champion as a junior and senior … named team captain as a senior as he went 44-0 in his final year … first wrestling state champ in school history … also ran cross country for two years.
Personal: Parents are Michael and Michelle Smith … has two older siblings … plans to major in civil engineering.