July 7, 2009
Wrestling Adds Transfer Ryan Smith to 2009-10 Roster
Corvallis, Ore. ? The Oregon State wrestling program adds transfer Ryan Smith from Oklahoma to the 2009-10 roster.
Smith, from Prineville, Ore., spent two seasons with the Sooners, redshirting his true freshman season. He compiled a 16-12 career record with five pins at 165 pounds, finishing 9-7 in duals. Smith tallied 70 total dual points with one win over a top 20 ranked opponent. He finished fifth at the Big 12 Tournament, earning a bid to the 2009 NCAA Championships.
At Crook County High School, Smith was a three-time Oregon state champion at three different weights ? 125, 140 and 160 pounds. He was a 2006 freestyle national qualifier, finishing second, while placing third at Greco Nationals. He was named to the 2007 Wrestling USA Magazine?s High School All-America Team after compiling a 157-7 record in his prep career at 160 pounds.
The Beavers kick off the 2009-10 campaign at the Best of the West Tournament in Ashland, Ore., on November 13-14.
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