BUFFALO, NY - Coming off a first-place finish at the New York State Collegiate Championships, redshirt junior Kevin Smith was named the Mid American Conference's wrestler of the week for January 17-23, the conference announced from its offices in Cleveland this morning. It was his third honor of the season.
Smith won the 133 pound title at the New York State Championships this past weekend, taking all three of his matches. Day one saw him win a 6-2 decision over John Miller of Nassau County. As play resumed Sunday, the Mexico, NY native won a tight 1-0 decision over Seth Ecker of Ithaca. He then easily dispatched of Columbia's Kyle Gilchrist 4-0 to win the bracket. It was his second tournament win of the season, the first coming at the Oklahoma Gold Classic.
With the non-conference season now over, the team will begin its conference duals this Sunday at Ohio. Match time is set for 7 pm.