Pat Smith
Pat  Smith

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chaska, Minn.

High School:
Chaska HS

Weight:
165

Experience:
3L


04/11/2016

Gophers Compete at Olympic Trials

Five Gopher alums wrestled in Iowa City in the hopes of qualifying for the U.S. Olympic Team

04/07/2016

Five Gopher Alums Set for Olympic Team Trials

With three wrestlers in the freestyle field and two more competing in Greco, the Gophers are well represented at this weekend’s tournament

02/29/2016

Smith and Schiller Medal at Pan American Championships

With his 3-0 performance, Smith earns his second consecutive Pan Am gold medal

12/20/2015

Three Gopher Alums Punch Tickets to Olympic Trials

With runner-up and third-place finishes at U.S Nationals this weekend, Scott Schiller, Pat Smith and Tony Nelson are now all guaranteed a spot in the field at April's U.S. Olympic Team Trials

12/17/2015

Gopher Alums Prepare for U.S. Senior Nationals

Nine former Gophers will compete against the nation’s best in hopes of qualifying for the 2016 Olympics

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2014-15 • REDSHIRT SENIOR

Overall Record:
11-6
Dual Meet Record: - -
Big Ten Record: - -
Pins: 1
Major Decisions: 1
Technical Falls: 2

Competed in three open tournaments • Earned first victory of his season with a tech fall over Jake Revier, 19-1, at the Bison Open • Placed fourth at the Bison Open • Earned his lone pin of the season over Kyle Schultz (Mary) during the first period of their match at the Bison Open • Finished third at Cobber Open • Placed at prestigious Midlands tournament by winning four consecutive matches during the event over Devan Marry (Eastern Michigan), Connor McMahon (Southern Illinois Edwardsville), Daniel Lewis (Missouri) and Jonathan Schleifer (Princeton)

2013-14 • REDSHIRTJUNIOR
Overall Record:
15-8
Dual Meet Record: - -
Big Ten Record: - -
Pins: 8
Major Decisions: 2
Technical Falls: 0

Academic All-Big TenWent 4-1 at North Country Open, losing only to fellow Gopher Brandon Kingsley • Victories at North Country Open including a pin 45 seconds into his opening match against Brian McCann of St. John's (MN), a pin against Colton Stoddard of Southwest Minnesota State and a major decision over Shane Fesenmaier Went 5-1 at University of Dubuque Open, including four victories by pin in a five-match stretch

2012-13 • REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE
Overall Record: 21-9
Dual Meet Record: 1-0
Big Ten Record: - -
Pins: 4
Major Decisions: 3
Technical Falls: 1

Finished season with 21-9 record and 1-0 dual record • Tallied three wins by fall • Competed mostly in open tournaments • Defeated David Booth of Itasca at the Bison Quad • Finished the Bison Open with a 5-1 record • Finished fourth at the Finn Grinnaker Open, scoring a 5-3 sudden victory against Jake Horn of St. Cloud State • Won match against Purdue's Alex Griffin in a 6-4 decision • Compiled 4-1 record finishing in second place at the North Country Open

2011-12 • OLYMPIC REDSHIRT
Overall Record: - -
Dual Meet Record: - -
Big Ten Record: - -
Pins: - -
Major Decisions: - -
Technical Falls: - -

Placed among top-eight wrestlers at the 2012 Olympic Trials in Greco-Roman

2010-11 • REDSHIRT FRESHMAN
Overall Record: 10-9
Dual Meet Record: 1-3
Big Ten Record: - -
Pins: - -
Major Decisions: 1
Technical Falls: - -

Went 10-9 overall and 1-3 in dual matches • defeated Luke Greco of Missouri (6-1) at the Kaufman-Brand Open • also beat Iowa's Stew Gilmor (6-2) in the consolation • defeated Nick LaFevre of the Citadel at the Southern Scuffle • recorded a decision over Cal State Fullerton's Cody Howe 10-6 • earned his first letter

2009-10 • FRESHMAN (REDSHIRTED)
Went 11-4 in his first season in the Maroon and Gold • began season with a 4-2 mark at 149, and closed with a 7-4 tally at 157 • won three matches by fall and one by major decision • lost by fall in his first career match in 4:38 to Austin Carmichael of Augustana on 1/16 • first career win came on 1/16 in the next match, as a 13-4 major over Matt Taylor • was a winner in his first match at 157, avenging the loss to Austin Carmichael with a 604 decision on 1/30 • closed the season as a champion at the Duhawk open on 2/6, going 4-0 and beating Brad Nardick of Wisconsin 7-4 in the championship match • went 3-2 at the North Country Open on 1/30, winning two matches by fall over Nic Harrison of Southwest Minnesota (1:51) and over Kerron Williams of MSU Moorhead (2:41) • first competition came on 1/16 at the Worthington Open, placing fourth with a 4-2 mark.

HIGH SCHOOL:
2009 graduate of Chaska High School • coached by Ned Shuck and Mike Houck • five-time letter winner and two-time state place winner, finishing third at the 2008 Minnesota high school state tournament at 135 pounds and second in 2009 • considered the No. 11-rated recruit in his weight class • compiled a 177-31 career high school record • also honored as an NHSCA Junior National All-American • earned All-American honors from both USA Wrestling and the NHSCA • an "A" Honor Roll member and a member of the National Honor society • finished with a grade point average of 3.75

PERSONAL
Born Dec. 19, 1990 • son of Harry and Sue Smith • has an older brother, Zach and an older sister Sarah • undeclared on a major • lists most memorable sports thrill as earning All-America honors

Season Overall Dual Big Ten Pins Maj. Dec. Tech. Fall B1G Finish NCAA Finish
2009-10 (RS) 11-4 - - - - 3 1 - - - - - -
2010-11 10-9 1-3 - - - - 1 - - - - - -
2011-12 (ORS) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
2012-13 21-9 - - - - 4 3 1 - - - -
2013-14 15-8 - - - - 8 2 - - - - - -
2014-15 11-6 - - - - 1 1 2 - - - -
Totals 57-32 1-3 - - 13 7 3 - - - -

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