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OSU Wrestling’s John Smith Named a Finalist for the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame

Oklahoma State wrestling head coach John Smith has been named one of 15 finalists for the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame. A 1988 and 1992 Olympic freestyle wrestling gold medalist, Smith is the most decorated American wrestler of all time and is just one of three wrestlers from the United States to win two Olympic gold medals, joined by George Mehnert (1904, 1908) and Bruce Baumgartner (1984, 1992).
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John Smith, 59, of Gladwin

John Barry Smith, 59, of Gladwin, MI passed away April 30, 2022 at his home. He was born November 23, 1962 the son of Gaylond and Margaret (Leitner) Smith in Pontiac, MI. He was a graduate from Beaverton High School in Beaverton, MI in 1980. In 1982 John enlisted in the United States Army. After leaving the service John was a Glazier for Giroux Glass out of Las Vegas, Nevada.
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John Smith

John R. Smith, age 88, of Woodman, passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in LaCrosse as the result of a motor vehicle accident on March 24, 2022. A Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday April 22, 2022 at the Larson...

Four Things John Smith May Be Evaluating after This Wrestling Season

John Smith spoke with the media earlier this week for the final time this season. His comments were interesting, to say the least. You can watch the video and read some of the comments here. “I think years like this helps you really reevaluate things,” said Smith. “We need to...

Video: John Smith Previews NCAA Championships

STILLWATER — The Oklahoma State wrestling team will soon head to Detroit for the NCAA Championships on March 17-19. Cowboy coach John Smith met with reporters Thursday to preview the event.

Video: John Smith Previews Big 12 Championships

STILLWATER — The Oklahoma State wrestling team is set to participate in the Big 12 Championships this weekend in Tulsa. The Cowboys have won the event the past nine seasons, but OSU’s already young group enters the weekend banged up, making this year’s event the most interesting in a long while.

Video: John Smith Previews Bucknell, Bedlam

STILLWATER — The Oklahoma State wrestling team has a pair of duals in Gallagher-Iba Arena this weekend, against Bucknell at 7 p.m. Friday and Oklahoma at 2 p.m. Sunday. OSU coach John Smith met with reporters Wednesday to discuss the fallout from the Bout at the Ballpark, AJ Ferrari missing the remainder of the season and where the team is at moving forward.

A.J. Ferrari ruled out for season after car accident, per Oklahoma State coach John Smith

Oklahoma State wrestler A.J. Ferrari was ruled out for the remainder of the 2021-22 season. The defending 197-pound national champion was involved in a car accident with fellow athlete and cross-country All-American Isai Rodriguez in January. Although Ferrari was recovering, head coach John Smith said there was no chance Ferrari would return to the mat this season and the wrestler would undergo surgery.

John Smith Announces AJ Ferrari Is Done for the Season

It looks as if the Cowboys will be without their defending national champ for the remainder of the season. Oklahoma State coach John Smith announced on his radio show that AJ Ferrari is done for the season as he continues to recover from his car wreck. Ferrari was involved in...

With Oklahoma State wrestling team in a slump, coach John Smith wants to 'train through the weekend'

STILLWATER — Trying to reinvigorate his team after back-to-back home losses last weekend, Oklahoma State wrestling coach John Smith decided to reset his focus. With two duals set for this weekend — a 7 p.m. Friday meeting with No. 23 South Dakota State at Gallagher-Iba Arena and a 2 p.m. Sunday match at Missouri — Smith started the reset by altering the team’s practice schedule.