Ethan Smith

165 lbs

Player profile

  • Hometown Latrobe, Pa.
  • High School Sparrows Point (Md.)
  • Year r-Junior
  • Weight 165 lbs
2017-18 (redshirt) 19-8----62--

• NCAA Qualifier (2019, 2020)
• Academic All-Big Ten (2019)
• OSU Scholar-Athlete (2018, 2019)

2019-20 (Redshirt Sophomore)
• Put himself in All-America contention as the No. 12 seed for the NCAA Championships at 165 lbs
• Placed top-4 in all three tournaments entered including the Big Ten Championships (4th)
• Finished third at the Michigan State Open and fourth at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational
• Added seven major decisions to his 19 victories
• Burst onto the national scene with a 5-4 triumph over three-time All-American David McFadden (Virginia Tech)
• Collected five total wins over top-25 opponents
• Started all 14 duals for the Buckeyes
• Became the fourth ‘black shirt’ recipient in program history

2018-19 (Redshirt Freshman)
• Placed sixth in the Big Ten Championships to earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships
• Triumphed twice in the national tournament with a pair of decisions
• Took control of the 174-pound starting spot by winning 4-of-5 Big Ten duals midseason, including victories over No. 9 Ryan Christensen (Wisconsin) and No. 16 Johnny Sebastian (Northwestern)
• Posted an overall season record of 20-13 with five major decisions, a tech fall and a pin
• Earned five wins over top-20 opponents
• Named Ohio State’s Chris Ford Freshman of the Year
• Ohio State Intercollegiate Champion
• Placed third in the Michigan State Open (F/S Division)
• Russ Hellickson Award winner (Most Outstanding Wrestler) for the Wisconsin dual by capping his come-from-behind victory with a last season takedown

2017-18 (Redshirt)
• Compiled an overall record of 19-8 with six major decisions and two tech falls
• Began collegiate career placing third at the Princeton Open, winning five of six bouts
• Made a run to the Eastern Michigan Open Freshman/Sophomore Division finals
• Reached the podium at the Purple Raider Open (fourth place), Cleveland State Open (sixth) and Edinboro Open (sixth) as well

• Back-to-back Maryland state champion, concluding high school career with 83 consecutive victories
• 42-0 as a senior and 41-0 during junior season
• FloNationals champion as a senior following his third-palce showing in junior campaign

• Son of Liz and James Smith
• Siblings – Matthew (brother), Amber (sister)
• Consumer & Family Financial Services major