Kevin Smith
Kevin Smith
Weight: 133
Year: R-Senior
Hometown: Mexico, NY
High School: Mexico
Position: 141

2010-11: Made his second trip to the NCAA tournament, earning an at-large bid… named to the NWCA All-Academic Division I Team and Academic All-MAC team for the second straight season... finished third in the 133-pound bracket at the Mid American Conference championship… won three MAC Wrestler of the Week honors (11/17), (12/8) and (1/26)… led the team in overall wins, taking a career-best 35 matches for a 35-14 record... his 35 wins ranks among the best in the nation for any weight class and is tied for second in the nation among 133 pound Division I wrestlers… became the tenth wrestler in program history to reach 100 career takedowns after taking his opponent down 29 times in dual meets… finished second at the UB Open, losing only to #16 Ian Paddock of Ohio State in the finals (11/7)… earned a major decision over Dustin Reed of #8 Oklahoma, 14-5 (11/12)… won his bracket at the prestigious Oklahoma Gold Classic, reeling off four straight wins including a 9-3 decision over Jordan Keller in the championship match (11/13)… finished second at the Penn State Open, taking down wrestlers from Navy, Bloomsburg, Maryland and North Carolina en route to his runner-up finish (12/5)... finished the season strong, winning seven of his final eight matches, including the team’s lone title at the New York State Championships (1/23)… went 4-1 in MAC duals, including a major decision over Tyler Small of #15 Kent State (2/6)... beat Thomas Mitchell of Liberty 3-2 at the NCAA national championship (3/17).

2009-10: Second on the team with 29 wins for the season... finished second at the UB Open, Body Bar Invitational and the “A” bracket of the New York State Championships... finished second at the MAC Championships to become a national qualifier... won his dual match to help the team to a 16-16 tie against nationally ranked Hofstra... member of the NWCA All-Academic Division I Team and All-MAC Academic team... sits at 58 career wins and hopes to become the program’s first junior to reach 100 career wins. 

2008-09: Compiled a 29-9 overall record at 133, rattling off a seven-bout win streak... finished sixth at the MAC Championships... captured a first-place title at the NYS Intercollegiate Championships... second-place finish at the UB Open... competed at the Body Bar Invitational and Reno Tournament of Champions... ranked fifth on the team in takedowns (20) and third on the team in overall wins (29) and dual wins (14)... also tied for first in reversals (5) and riding time points (7)... member of the NWCA All-Academic Division I Team and All-Mac Academic team

2007-08: Redshirted... posted a 5-4 record with appearances at the Oklahoma Gold and Body Bar tournaments. 

High School: Won six letters and captained four seasons for coach Bill Kays at Mexico High School... posted an overall record of 48-2 as a senior, winning the Section III championship and finishing third at the NYS Tournament... first five-time Section III champion... five-time NYS place finisher with three second-place finishes, a third-place finish and a fifth-place finish... tied for first for most career wins in NYS history (245)... second in most career pins in NYS history (168)... also played tennis and soccer in high school.

Personal: Born October 5, 1988...son of Thomas and Debra Smith...has two brothers, Dan and Derrick...also enjoys football, tennis, racquetball and basketball...favorite TV show isKing of Queens...favorite movie is 300...would like to break the UB record for most career wins...greatest athletic influences are his brothers...dream is to be a national champion...chose to attend UB due to its wrestling and physical therapy programs.