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1991 US Open Wrestling Championships 136.5 lbs - John Smith (USA) vs Metin Kaplan (TUR)
1991 US Open Wrestling Championships 136.5 lbs - John Smith (USA) vs Metin Kaplan (TUR)
Published: 2016/06/24
Channel: Gregg Melton
John Smith vs Sarkissian (1988 Olympic Finals)
John Smith vs Sarkissian (1988 Olympic Finals)
Published: 2011/04/10
Channel: tharasslinfreak
John Smith Tribute
John Smith Tribute
Published: 2011/11/16
Channel: Yogesh Salgotra
John Smith: What It Took To Become The Best
John Smith: What It Took To Become The Best
Published: 2016/09/18
Channel: What Drives Winning
Smith, John (USA) - Mohammedian,Askari (IRI) 62 kg. Final 1992 Olympiyskie igri/  Barselona (ESP)
Smith, John (USA) - Mohammedian,Askari (IRI) 62 kg. Final 1992 Olympiyskie igri/ Barselona (ESP)
Published: 2014/08/28
Channel: Владимир Челнаков
John Smith- Neutral
John Smith- Neutral
Published: 2016/10/27
Channel: MNHS Wrestling Technique
John Smith
John Smith's first NCAA Title
Published: 2006/06/30
Channel: frontheadlock
Wrestling 101 with John Smith
Wrestling 101 with John Smith
Published: 2014/12/05
Channel: Oklahoma State Athletics
1991 NCAA Finals - 158 (Smith vs Ryan)
1991 NCAA Finals - 158 (Smith vs Ryan)
Published: 2009/10/02
Channel: theMightyCruiser
John Smith v. Tom Brands 1991 US Open
John Smith v. Tom Brands 1991 US Open
Published: 2007/01/23
Channel: The Guru
John Smith Takedown Compilation: 1990 Senior World Championships
John Smith Takedown Compilation: 1990 Senior World Championships
Published: 2013/06/14
Channel: 49 North Wrestling
The Ultimate Wrestling Highlight
The Ultimate Wrestling Highlight
Published: 2011/07/01
Channel: RiccioProductions
Oklahoma State head coach John Smith
Oklahoma State head coach John Smith
Published: 2017/03/20
Channel: NCAA On Demand
#MatvsBat - John Smith vs. Kenny Gajewski
#MatvsBat - John Smith vs. Kenny Gajewski
Published: 2016/10/29
Channel: Oklahoma State Athletics
John Smith drilling with Dave Schultz
John Smith drilling with Dave Schultz
Published: 2007/09/04
Channel: The Guru
John Smith Wrestling
John Smith Wrestling
Published: 2014/02/01
Channel: Bob ONeil
John Smith 1992 Olympic Finals
John Smith 1992 Olympic Finals
Published: 2006/07/01
Channel: frontheadlock
NCAA 1985 Jim Jordan U of Wisc. vs John Smith Okla St 134lb.m4v
NCAA 1985 Jim Jordan U of Wisc. vs John Smith Okla St 134lb.m4v
Published: 2011/07/23
Channel: dboard3
John Smith after Oklahoma State wrestling practice 10/29
John Smith after Oklahoma State wrestling practice 10/29
Published: 2016/10/31
Channel: USA Wrestling
John Smith:  How Low Can You Go, II
John Smith: How Low Can You Go, II
Published: 2010/05/11
Channel: ChampionshipProductions
John Smith- Bottom Technique
John Smith- Bottom Technique
Published: 2016/10/24
Channel: MNHS Wrestling Technique
John Smith:  20 Championship Wrestling Drills
John Smith: 20 Championship Wrestling Drills
Published: 2010/05/11
Channel: ChampionshipProductions
Wrestler John Smith
Wrestler John Smith
Published: 2006/07/01
Channel: Wrestling is Best
John Smith on Jiu Jitsu vs Wrestling
John Smith on Jiu Jitsu vs Wrestling
Published: 2014/07/04
Channel: Edge Hoboken
John Smith on the sacrifice of an Olympic champion
John Smith on the sacrifice of an Olympic champion
Published: 2016/08/06
Channel: KJRH -TV | Tulsa | Channel 2
Discover John Smith’s Arm Drag Techniques! - Wrestling 2016 #15
Discover John Smith’s Arm Drag Techniques! - Wrestling 2016 #15
Published: 2016/03/31
Channel: ChampionshipProductions
Oklahoma State Head Coach John Smith gives Master Clinic on Stance and Motion (1 of 17)
Oklahoma State Head Coach John Smith gives Master Clinic on Stance and Motion (1 of 17)
Published: 2016/06/27
Channel: Dominic
John Smith on the Penn State dual, current landscape of college wrestling
John Smith on the Penn State dual, current landscape of college wrestling
Published: 2017/02/20
Channel: Trackwrestling .com
Oklahoma State Wrestling - 2006 National Champions
Oklahoma State Wrestling - 2006 National Champions
Published: 2011/04/29
Channel: Oklahoma State Athletics
John Smith Vs. John Fisher 1992 trials
John Smith Vs. John Fisher 1992 trials
Published: 2007/07/31
Channel: jmachinder
John Smith Still Got It At Camps
John Smith Still Got It At Camps
Published: 2017/06/19
Channel: FloWrestling
John Smith:  Becoming a Champion Wrestler - Scrambling-Scoring from Bad Positions
John Smith: Becoming a Champion Wrestler - Scrambling-Scoring from Bad Positions
Published: 2010/05/11
Channel: ChampionshipProductions
Learn the Straight Leg Counter from John Smith! - Wrestling 2016 #8
Learn the Straight Leg Counter from John Smith! - Wrestling 2016 #8
Published: 2016/01/29
Channel: ChampionshipProductions
Wrestling Technique Clinic with John Smith
Wrestling Technique Clinic with John Smith
Published: 2013/04/23
Channel: marymallis
Tulsa Ride With John Smith
Tulsa Ride With John Smith
Published: 2011/06/30
Channel: ChampionshipProductions
John Smith press conference after defeating Iowa
John Smith press conference after defeating Iowa
Published: 2017/01/16
Channel: USA Wrestling
John Smith v. Sergei Beloglasov
John Smith v. Sergei Beloglasov
Published: 2008/10/31
Channel: USA Wrestling
John Smith wrestling
John Smith wrestling
Published: 2014/02/01
Channel: Bob ONeil
John Smith Oklahoma State University Wrestling Practice
John Smith Oklahoma State University Wrestling Practice
Published: 2013/02/20
Channel: archie tovar
John Smith:  Becoming a Champion Wrestler - Stand-Ups: The Art of Coming Off The Mat
John Smith: Becoming a Champion Wrestler - Stand-Ups: The Art of Coming Off The Mat
Published: 2010/05/11
Channel: ChampionshipProductions
John Smith/Kenny Monday interview (88 Seoul Olympics)
John Smith/Kenny Monday interview (88 Seoul Olympics)
Published: 2011/04/09
Channel: tharasslinfreak
John Smith with Finer Points on Low Single
John Smith with Finer Points on Low Single
Published: 2017/06/21
Channel: Zebulin Miller
John Smith:  Chain Wrestling Formula
John Smith: Chain Wrestling Formula
Published: 2010/05/11
Channel: ChampionshipProductions
John Smith vs. Stepan Sarkissian
John Smith vs. Stepan Sarkissian
Published: 2008/10/31
Channel: USA Wrestling
Baseline Defense - John Smith
Baseline Defense - John Smith
Published: 2016/03/31
Channel: Coach Presley
John Smith vs Lazaro Reinoso 1992 Olympics
John Smith vs Lazaro Reinoso 1992 Olympics
Published: 2006/06/29
Channel: frontheadlock
John Smith vs Glenn Goodman, 1990 World Team Trials wrestling (Freestyle)
John Smith vs Glenn Goodman, 1990 World Team Trials wrestling (Freestyle)
Published: 2016/02/25
Channel: Through The Looking Glass
John Smith 1991 Worlds (2)
John Smith 1991 Worlds (2)
Published: 2006/08/14
Channel: The Guru
Oklahoma State Cowboy Elbow Control Tricks
Oklahoma State Cowboy Elbow Control Tricks
Published: 2017/02/22
Channel: FloWrestling
John Smith vs Stepan Sarkissian 1989 Toledo Ohio
John Smith vs Stepan Sarkissian 1989 Toledo Ohio
Published: 2013/07/13
Channel: FightingSheep1
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John Smith
Personal information
Full name John William Smith
Born August 9, 1965 (1965-08-09) (age 52)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.

John William Smith (born August 9, 1965 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)[1] is an American amateur wrestler and coach. He is a 3-time Big Eight champion, 2-time NCAA champion, 4-time World Champion, 2-time Olympic Games champion, a winner of the AAU Sullivan Award and is currently the head coach of wrestling at Oklahoma State University.

High school career[edit]

Smith grew up in a wrestling family in Del City, Oklahoma, a suburb of Oklahoma City. His high school career record was 105–5, where he earned state medal each year – placing 2nd as a freshman, 3rd as a sophomore, and a 2× state champion winning it his junior and senior year. His older brother Leroy and younger brother Pat Smith also wrestled for Del City High School and Oklahoma State University. All three became national champions in college. The youngest Smith brother, Mark, wrestled at Oklahoma State and was also an All-American. Smith's nephews Mark and Chris Perry are also national collegiate champions. Mark won two titles while wrestling for the University of Iowa. Chris won two titles under John's tutelage at Oklahoma State University.

College and freestyle career[edit]

Smith's college career record is 154-7-2; his domestic freestyle record is 77-3; and his international freestyle record is 100-5.

1984[edit]

  • In Smith's freshman year of NCAA competition, he did not place at the NCAA Tournament.

1985[edit]

  • In Smith's sophomore year of NCAA competition, he was a Big Eight Champion and an NCAA Runner-up.
  • USA Junior Freestyle Champion.

1986[edit]

  • Smith took a redshirt year and did not compete in NCAA competition.
  • USA Senior Freestyle Champion.
  • Goodwill Games Champion.

1987[edit]

1988[edit]

  • In Smith's redshirt senior year of NCAA competition, he was a Big Eight Champion and an NCAA Champion.
  • USA Senior Freestyle Champion.
  • Olympic Freestyle Champion.

1989[edit]

1990[edit]

1991[edit]

1992[edit]

  • Olympic Freestyle Champion.

Coaching career[edit]

  • Smith became the head wrestling coach at Oklahoma State University beginning with the 1991–1992 season. He succeeded Joe Seay, who resigned during an investigation by the NCAA. Smith has coached at OSU for 26 seasons, longer than any other Cowboy mentor including the legendary Edward Gallagher. Smith has a dual meet record of 384-59-6 and the 384 wins are an Oklahoma State record.
  • His teams have won five NCAA wrestling team titles, in 1994 and 2003 through 2006. His wrestlers have won 26 individual NCAA titles and 102 All-American honors. Smith has also captured 10 conference (Big Eight and Big 12) team titles and his wrestlers have won 82 conference crowns.
  • Under Smith's watch, Oklahoma State compiled a 21-0 dual meet record in 2005 and capped the season with one of the most dominant showings in the history of the NCAA Championships when an NCAA-record five separate Cowboys (half of the lineup) were crowned as NCAA champions. Zack Esposito won at 149, Johny Hendricks taking the 165 championship, Chris Pendleton repeating as an NCAA champion at 174, Jake Rosholt claiming the title at 197 and Steve Mocco taking the heavyweight championship.
  • John coached his nephew Chris to All American honors with a 3rd-place finish at NCAA's in 2012 and a national championship in 2013 and 2014.
  • John coached Jordan Oliver, a 4x All American, 3x NCAA finalist, 2x NCAA Champion.

Other honors[edit]

  • Smith was the first American to be chosen Master of Technique and Wrestler of the Year by the International Wrestling Federation (FILA).
  • Smith was the first wrestler to be voted the James E. Sullivan Award as America's outstanding athlete.
  • Smith was the first wrestler ever nominated for the World Trophy, which he received in 1992.
  • Smith was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1997.
  • His home high school (Del City High School) in Del City, Oklahoma, bears his name on the field house.
  • Smith is a member of the Oklahoma Alpha (Oklahoma State) chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Smith also has a move named after him, the John Smith single.

See also[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "John Smith". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 

External links[edit]

Video interviews[edit]

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