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Joel Smith
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Joel Smith 1261875
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 157
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Lawrenceville, Ga.
High School: Collins Hill HS

Arizona State (2014-15):

  • Is 11-7 overall on the season, wrestling at 157 and 165 pounds, and 3-2 in duals
  • Won on a fall in 0:32 against Nick Woslum (Dakota Wesleyan) in the opening round of the Daktronics Open
  • Won on a fall in 6:55 against Jack Bass (Minnesota) in the second round of the Daktronics Open
  • Finished third in the Daktronics Open at 4-1 in the 157 pound class on Nov. 2
  • Finished seventh in the Cliff Keen Invite at 157 pounds on Dec. 6

Arizona State (2013-14):

  • Finished the season with a 19-11 record at 157 pounds.

  • Recorded a major decision win (13-4) against Boise State against Taylor West.

  • Recorded a major decision win (14-5) at the Pac-12 Championship against Cal Poly against Xavier Johnson. 

  • Pinned Chad Cebulski from Great Falls in 0:18 at the Cowboy Open. 

  • Recorded a major decision win (12-4) against Wyoming against Tanner Miller.

  • Pinned Daniel Luty from Campbell in 4:03 at the Keystone Classic.

  • Recorded a major decision win (12-2) against Brown against Justin Staudenmayer. 

  • Pinned Colton Johnson in 0:37 in a dual against Nebraska-Kearney. 

  • Recorded a major decision win (10-2) in a dual against Boise State against Taylor West.
     
  • Recorded a major decision win (15-5) in a dual against Cal Poly against Xavier Johnson. 
High School:
  • A graduate of Collins Hill High School (Suwanee, Ga.).

  • Lettered in four times in wrestling and twice in football; captained both squads during his career.

  • Captured the Georgia state title as a junior and senior after taking second his sophomore year.

  • Also placed in the Top 8 as a freshman.

  • Posted a 195-7 career record; was 54-1 in his junior campaign; earned all-state honors.

  • Selected as his school's Junior and Senior Athlete of the Year, as well as the Senior Wrestler of the Year.

  • WIN Magazine ranked him No. 3 at 145 pounds his senior year and as the No. 34 recruit in the nation.

  • Runner-up at the senior national tournament after finishing sixth his junior year.

Personal: Majoring in business... parents are Joel Sr. and Carmeana Smith... has two siblings: brother Nicholas and sister Tynekua... cousin Joey Dorsey played football at Mississippi State... born February 4, 1992, in Baltimore, Md.... full name is Joel Quentin Smith, Jr.

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