2X All-American Joe Smith To Redshirt

2X All-American Joe Smith To Redshirt

Two-time All-American Joseph Smith will redshirt this year for Oklahoma State.

Oct 17, 2017 by Andrew Spey
2X All-American Joe Smith To Redshirt
In a move that will change the 157-pound landscape, Oklahoma State two-time All-American Joe Smith will take a redshirt year this season, as reported by The Open Mat.

Smith placed seventh as a true freshman in 2016 and then climbed a few podium steps higher to finish fourth last March in St. Louis.

​Watch Smith take out Andrew Atkinson to make the finals of the 2017 Southern Scuffle below.

Redshirt junior Jonce Blaylock will look to step into the lineup at 157 for OSU. The typically stacked Cowboys also have two All-American-caliber wrestlers at 149 in Geo Martinez and Boo Lewallan, one of whom may also challenge for the 157 starting spot. 

Check out our 2017-18 Oklahoma State lineup look here

It will be tough to replace Smith's production in the NCAA tournament, but Oklahoma State should still be in the running for a team trophy in Cleveland. The Cowboys are currently ranked fourth (with Smith still ranked sixth at 157), in the FloWrestling preseason rankings

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