Wrestling


Martin Smith
Martin Smith

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Quincy, Ill.

High School:
Quincy

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 197

Birthdate:
04/12/1989

03/28/2012

Forty-Seven Illini Named Academic All-Big Ten

Winter Sports Earn Academic Honors

02/12/2012

#6 Illinois Advances to NWCA National Duals Final Four

Illinois defeats Oklahoma and Cornell to advance

02/02/2012

#6 Illinois Hosts Wisconsin for Final Home Dual

Dual will serve as the Illini's Senior Night

12/29/2011

Futrell and Blanton Move to Semifinals at Midlands

Illinois in fifth place after day one

11/13/2011

Illini Go 4-0 in Wrestle for a Cure Duals

Nine wrestlers go at least 2-0 as Illinois cruises

2011-12: Compiled a 5-6 record ... Placed second at the Loras Open ... Went 1-2 at Midlands ... Competed in the NWCA National Duals ... Wrestled in eleven matches ... Named an Academic All-Big Ten selection.

2010-11: Went 5-6 on the season, competing at open tournaments ... Went 2-2 at both the Lindenwood Open and UNI Open ... Went 1-2 at Midlands ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2009-10: Split time as Illinois' heavyweight starter with Pat Walker, but finished the season as the starter ... Went 11-15 during the season, 7-6 at 197 and 4-9 at heavyweight ... Went 1-4 in Big Ten duals ... Injured his knee in the Minnesota dual but returned to action 13 days later against Purdue and wrestled at the Big Ten Championships ... Placed fifth at the Eastern Michigan Open at 197 ... Went 1-2 at the Sprawl and Brawl duals at 197 ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2008-09: Went 4-7, going 3-5 at 197 and 1-2 at heavyweight ... Finished sixth at the Missouri Open, going 3-3 ... Went 0-2 at the UNI Open ... Went 1-2 at heavyweight at the Duhawk Open.

2007-08: Redshirt season ... Went 6-5 in open tournaments ... Placed fourth at the Loras Open after going 3-2 ... Placed sixth in the Missouri Open Fresh-Soph Division with a 3-3 record.

HIGH SCHOOL: 2007 IHSA Class AA state qualifier at 215 pounds ... Two-time All-Western Big Six Conference in 2006-07 ... Holds the Quincy record for wins at 215 pounds ... Earned four letters in wrestling and three in football.

Personal: Full given name is Martin Lee Smith ... Born April 12, 1989 ... Parents are Kennth and Vicky Carruth ... Majoring in history ... Has two older brothers, Jeremy and Thomas.

Smith's career record
Year	W	L	F	Big Ten	NCAA
2008-09	4	7	1	---	---
2009-10	11	15	3	---	---
2010-11	5	6	2	---	---
2011-12 5       6       0      ---      ---
Total	25	34	6

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