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Luke Smith
Position: 125 Pounds
Weight: 125
Year: Senior
Hometown: Chippewa Falls, Wis.
High School: Chippewa Falls HS
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Luke Smith
Courtesy: Associated Press
Release: 12/11/2006

Four-time national qualifier … two-time MAC champion at 125 pounds … career record of 106-44 with 19 falls ... competed at University World Championships in Mongolia in June 2006 after placing runner-up at University Nationals … placed fourth at 2006 World Team Trials.

2007-08: Finished third at MAC Championships … earned wild card bid to nationals … posted a perfect 5-0 mark in MAC duals … defeated Stanford’s Tanner Gardner in the championship match at the Reno Tournament of Champions … earned 100th career victory at MAC Championships … recorded the fourth-fastest fall in school history, pinning American’s Jasen Borshoff in just 11 seconds at Northeast Duals … named MAC Wrestler of the Week after winning all four of his matches at Northeast Duals … opened the season with 11 consecutive victories ... posted 3-2 mark at NCAA Championships.

2006-07: Earned wild card bid to nationals after finishing third at MAC Championships … advanced to semifinals before finishing fourth at Midlands … placed fourth at Reno Tournament of Champions … posted 4-1 record in MAC duals for third consecutive season … defeated Kent State’s Chad Sportelli in regular season finale win that secured MAC title for CMU … named MAC Wrestler of the Week after posting 4-0 record at Chippewa Challenge.

2005-06: Made second appearance at NCAA Championships … dropped a 6-4 decision to eventual national champion Joe Dubuque (Indiana) in quarterfinals at national tournament … won second MAC title with 6-1 overtime victory over NIU’s Pat Castillo … placed third at Midlands, Reno, and Michigan State Open.

2004-05: National qualifier … ranked as high as No. 17 nationally … won Mid-American Conference title … finished 30-12 overall with five pins … named MAC Co-Freshman of the Year with teammate Wynn Michalak … won a title at the Michigan State Open … recorded a second-place finish at UNI open and placed fifth at Midlands … named MAC Wrestler of the Week for winning the MSU Open … pinned Ohio’s Caleb Metcalf in 14 seconds during MAC Tourney, the sixth fastest fall in CMU history … ranked eighth nationally at 125 in total wins with 30.

2003-04: Olympic redshirt … wrestled unattached … took fourth at the Greco-Roman Olympic team trials … finish fifth at the U.S. Nationals in Greco-Roman … finished first at the Eastern Michigan Open and the Muskegon Open.

2002-03: Redshirted … wrestled unattached … won the Edinboro and Muskegon Open … finished second at the EMU Open and third at the Missouri Freshman/Sophomore Open … 23-6 overall record.

High School: Was a two-time state champion and three-time state placer … placed second at the High School Senior Nationals and Junior Nationals in Greco-style wrestling … three-time outstanding wrestler on team with an unbelievable 117-2 record … lettered in wrestling and track.

Personal: Majoring in sport studies with a minor in athletic coaching … brother, Shawn, wrestled for Oklahoma State… son of Scott and Lorraine Smith … born September 28, 1983.