Pat Smith

72 kg
Pat Smith

Pat Smith | @papsmitty

Minnesota Storm 72 kg

Minnesota Training Center

Minneapolis, MN

 

Parents: Harry and Sue Smith

Siblings: Zach McGillis and Sarah Olson

Hometown: Chaska, MN

High School: Chaska High School

Undergraduate Degree: Business and Psychology

Graduate Degree: MA-HRIR Carlson School of Management

College: University of Minnesota- Twin Cities

Personal Interests: Anything on the lake, Playing Guitar

Favorite Music: Country, but I like pretty much everything

Favorite Quote: "We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat" -Queen Victoria

 

Pat Smith calls himself a "product of the Minnesota Storm foundational program." Smith has been involved with the MTC for a while and has enjoyed great success so far in his career.

 

Smith began his wrestling career at Chaska High School, where he was a five-time state entrant. He placed third as a Junior and second as a Senior. He was a two-time Junior Nationals All-American before continuing his wrestling career at the University of Minnesota.

 

Smith won a University national title his freshman year at the U, then placed fourth and eighth in the U.S. Open the next two years respectively. After qualifying for an Olympic redshirt and taking a year off to train for the Olympic trials, he returned to the MTC to compete in the U.S. Open in the spring of 2014.

 

Pat has been number two in his weight class in the United States for the past two seasons.

 

When he’s not wrestling, Smith is spending time outdoors and playing guitar. He continues to climb the ranks and we’re excited to see how high he can climb.

 

High school wrestling highlights:

5-time MSHSL state entrant

MSHSL state tournament 2nd and 3rd

NHSCA all American

2-time Junior Nationals Greco all American

 

College wrestling highlights:

University of Minnesota student-athlete 4-year letter winner

2-time academic all Big Ten

 

Greco Roman wrestling highlights:

2017 World Team Member- Paris, France- 71 kg

2017 Pan American Champion (Brazil) 

4-time U.S. National Team Member (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)

2015 Pan American Championships Champion (Chile)

2015 U.S. Open National Championships finalist

2014 University World Championships silver medal (Hungary)

2014 U.S. World Cup Team Member (Iran)

2014 University Greco World Team Member

2014 U.S. Open National Championships finalist

2014 U.S. Senior World Team Trials finalist

2-time University Nationals Champion

2-time University National Championships freestyle All-American

 

 

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