Patrick Smith
Patrick Smith
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Patrick Smith

2021 Senior World Championships (19th at 72 kg), 2019 Senior World Championships (23rd at 77 kg), 2017 Senior World Championships (15th at 71 kg), 2017 World University Championships (Silver at 71 kg)

    Upcoming Event

    2023 Pan American Games

    November 1-4, 2023 | Santiago, Chile

    Upcoming Event

    2023 Pan American Games

    November 1-4, 2023 | Santiago, Chile

    Previous Event

    2023 World Championships

    Sept. 16-24, 2023 | Belgrade, Serbia

    Athlete Bio

    Patrick Smith




    Chaska, MN


    University of Minnesota

    2023-24 Team USA Ranking: No. 1 at 72 kg

    Years on Team USA: 10 (2014-24)

    Residence: Minneapolis, Minn.

    Club: Minnesota Storm

    Personal Coaches: Dan Chandler and Brandon Paulson

    College: Minnesota

    Regional Training Center: Minnesota RTC

    High School: Chaska (Minn.)

    Born: Dec. 19, 1990

    Height: 5-8

    Past Senior World Teams

    2021 Senior Worlds (19th at 72 kg) 2019 Senior Worlds (23rd at 77 kg), 2017 Senior Worlds (15th at 71 kg)

    Past Age-Group World Teams

    2017 World University Championships (silver at 71 kg)

    Career Highlights:

    • 2023 World team member
    • 2021 World team member
    • 2019 Pan American Games Champion
    • 2019 World Team Trials Challenge Tournament champion
    • 2017 U.S. World Team Trials champion
    • Four-time Pan American champion (2015, 16, 17, 22)
    • Nine-time U.S. National Team member
    • 2014 University World silver medalist
    • 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials runner-up
    • 2017 U.S. Open champion
    • Two-time U.S. World Team Trials runner-up (2014-15)
    • Four-time U.S. Open runner-up (2014-16, 2023)

    Career Biography:

    2023: Final X champion…Senior World Team Trials Challenge champion…USMC U.S. Open runner-up…Thirteenth at Polyak Imre & Varga Janos Memorial.

    2022: Final X Stillwater champion…Senior Pan American champion…Bill Farrell Memorial International champion…Fifth at Slavin, Halfen, Weinberg, Gottfreund Memorial in freestyle at 79 kg…Slavin, Halfen, Weinberg, Gottfreund Memorial champion in Greco-Roman at 77 kg.

    2021: Senior World team member… Fourth at 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials Challenge Tournament… 19th at Senior Worlds… Fifth at Matteo Pellicone.

    2020: Second at Pan American Championships… Second at Senior Nationals… 14th at Matteo Pellicone… Third at Senior Pan-American Olympic Games Qualifier.

    2019: 23rd at World Championships... Pan American Games champion… Final X champion... World Team Trials Challenge Tournament champion... U.S. Open runner-up...  Dave Schultz Memorial International champion… Fifth place at Thor Masters (Denmark).

    2018: Arvo Haavisto Cup (Finland) silver medalist… Haparanda Cup (Sweden) bronze medalist… SA Larikov bronze medalist...U.S. Open runner-up…Third at World Team Trials.

    2017: U.S. World Team Trials champion… Pan American champion… U.S. Open champion…Third at Thor Masters.

    2016: Second in U.S. Olympic Team Trials … Third at Non-Olympic Weight World Team Trials … Gold at Pan American championships… Second in U.S. Open… Ninth in the Grand Prix Zagreb Open.

    2015: Second in U.S. World Team Trials… Second in U.S. Open… Pan American champion.

    2014: Second in Phase II World Team Trials… Second in University World Championships… Second in U.S. Open.

    2012: Second in Final Olympic Trials Qualifier.

    2011: Fourth in Sunkist Kids International Open… Fourth in U.S. Open.

    2010: University Nationals champion.

    College: University of Minnesota, coached by J Robinson.

    High School: Second in 2009 state tournament and third in 2008 for Chaska High School…Coached by Mike Houck and Ned Shuck.

    Age-group Achievements: Two-time Junior Greco-Roman All-American… 2008 NHSCA Junior Folkstyle All-American.

    Personal: Son of Harry and Sue Smith… Has an older brother, Zach, and an older sister, Sarah.

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