Several Pokes honored for successful season
UW wrestlers earn four individual conference titles
Cowboys defeat North Dakota State to seize WWC crown for third time under Branch
Wyoming wrestlers roll to fifth conference win of the season
UW wins first dual of the day, but falls to powerful Oklahoma State squad
2010-11: Smith moved down a weight class during 2010-11 to earn the starting nod at 141 pounds for the Cowboys. He finished with a 22-17 overall record, including 5-9 in duals, to go with two pins, two technical falls and three major decisions. He was 6-8 against the WWC.
Smith opened the season with a third-place finish at the Cowboy Open thanks to a 6-1 record, before going 1-2 at the Kaufman-Brand Open. He rebounded at the UNK Loper Open with third and barely missed medaling at the Reno Tournament of Champions with a 4-2 mark. Smith battled through the dual season before ending his season with an 0-2 showing at the West Regional.
2009-10: After spending his first season at 149 pounds, Smith earned a spot in the Cowboys' starting lineup at 141 as a sophomore. His record was 20-16 with two pins, three technical falls and three major decisions. He did wrestle two duals at 149 pounds for the `Pokes.
It was a tale of two seasons for Smith, as he started the year with a bang and then struggled coming down the stretch. He won the Cornell/Body Bar Classic in November and had a record of 18-6 prior to the start of the new year.
At the Cornell event, he had bonus-point wins in four of his five matches, with two pins, a technical fall victory and a win by major decision. Smith's finals opponent was Chase Skonieczny from Kent State, whom he stuck in the first period at 2:33 to put an exclamation point on his day.
Smith did get big dual match wins for the Cowboys against Nebraska and Utah Valley, but those would be his final two wins of the season.
2008-09: Smith was the starter for UW at 149 pounds as a redshirt freshman. He had a record of 22-23, with seven wins by major decision, four by fall and two by technical fall. Smith had one of the biggest upsets of the year on the team to his credit, pinning No. 5-ranked David Jauregui of West Virginia at the Las Vegas Invite.
2007-08: Smith was one of 10 Cowboys who redshirted in `07-08. He had a good first year and in open tournaments he posted a 17-9 record, with three pins and three major decisions. Chase placed second at the Utah Valley Open. Smith competed at 141 pounds.
High School: Smith was a Washington state champion, his team's captain and named Outstanding Varsity Wrestler his senior year at Enumclaw High School. He was named First Team All-League all four years of high school, as well as the league champion for those four years. He was a three-time regional champion. Smith was a two-time 40 win club member and a three-time Pacific Coast Champion. He finished his high school career with a 135-11 record, was a member of the 2005 Greco All-American Team and was an academic state champion in 2005.
Personal: Born May 24, 1989 in Enumclaw, Wash. He is the son of Mike and Connie Smith. Chase is majoring in communication at UW.