Erich Smith
Erich Smith

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Ishpeming, Mich.

High School:
Westwood

Weight:
184


Junior/Sophomore (2009-10)... Academic All-Big Ten ... Went 1-5 in dual meets, earning an 11-2 major decision over Penn's Harrison Cook at the Northeast Duals (Nov. 28) ... Posted a 1-2 record at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Dec. 4-5) ... Competed in the Eastern Michigan (Nov. 7) and Michigan State (Nov. 15) Opens.

Sophomore/Freshman (2008-09)...Move up to 197 pounds to make collegiate dual debut against Central Michigan (Dec. 14) ... Has also competed in three open tournaments ... Took third place at 197 pounds at the Kent State Open (Jan. 18) with a 3-1 record ... Competed at 184 pounds and posted 0-2 records at the Michigan State (Nov. 9) and Eastern Michigan (Nov. 1) Opens.

Freshman (2007-08)... Redshirted season ... Competed in four open tournaments ... Posted a 1-2 mark at the Asland Eagle Open (Feb. 230 ... Took seventh place at the Kent State Open (Jan. 19) with a 3-2 record ... Posted a 3-3 mark and took sixth place in the freshman/sophomore division of the Michigan State Open (Nov. 11) ... Registered a 2-2 record at the Eastern Michigan Open (Nov. 3) ... Pinned Mount St. Joseph's Billy Grove (1:15) for first collegiate victory.

Prep... Westwood High School (2007) ... National Honor Society ... Three-time Michigan Upper Peninsula state champion (2005, '06, '07) ... Claimed state runner-up honors as a freshman (2004) ... Career prep record of 170-9, including undefeated junior and senior campaigns ... 2006 Brute-Adidas 160-pound national champion ... Four-time Mid-Peninsula Conference champion (2004, '05, '06, '07) ... Captured 2007 state freestyle and Greco-Roman titles ... Set Upper Peninsula records for career wins (170) and career takedowns (712), the latter ranks fifth all-time in the state of Michigan ... Also participated in tennis ... Crowned a 2004 U.P. doubles champion and twice placed in the singles tournament (2005, '06).

Personal... Enrolled in the College of Engineering ... Born on July 12, 1988 ... Son of Glenn and Terri Smith ... Father played fullback and center on the Michigan Tech football team (1974-77).

Year Overall Dual Tourney Falls TF MD Big Ten NCAA
2007-08 9-9 0-0 9-9 3 0 0 -- --
2008-09 3-7 0-2 3-5 0 0 1
2009-10 3-13 1-5 2-8 0 0 1
Totals 15-29 1-5 14-22 3 0 2


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