2019-20 Fencing Roster
Hometown Ladera Ranch, CA
High School Tesoro
HONORS & AWARDS:
- 2020 Silver medal and All-ACC (Men’s Sabre)
- 2020 Second place finished at Midwest Regionals
- 2020 NCAA Qualifier
AS A SOPHOMORE:
- Compiled a 43-15 record after competing in five of the six regular season meets
- Opened the year with a 10-4 mark at the Elite Invitational
- Went 11-4 at the Philadelphia Invitational
- Only lost two bouts over his final two meets of the season (6-1 @ DeCicco; 8-1 @ Northwestern)
- Finished second at ACC’s after falling to teammate Alessandro Contreras in the Sabre Championship
- Went 7-2 in the team competition to help the Irish claim the team ACC Championship
- Finished second at the Midwest Regional in Detroit and claimed his first ever at-large bid to the NCAA Championship
- Improved his career record to 65-34
AS A FRESHMAN:
- Put together a 22-19 mark as a freshman.
- Opened the season with a third-place finish at the Penn State Garret Open.
- Went 10-5 at the Northwestern Duals.
- Posted a 4-1 mark at the ACC Championships to help the Irish capture the men’s team title.
- Earned the team’s Dan Mulligan Award for leadership in men’s sabre.
PREP & PERSONAL
- Graduated from Tesoro High School in June 2018
- Member of the Avant Garde Fencers Club
- Team took bronze in senior team men’s sabre at the 2016 Summer National Championships
- Placed in the top 8 at the November 2016 Cadet NAC
- Finished top 16 at the Cadet World Cup in Konin, Poland
- Placed second in team at the 2016 Cadet World Cup in Eislingen, Germany
- Finished third in Division 1A at the 2017 Summer National Championships
- Placed third in the junior division at Virginia Beach NAC 2018
- Son of Jay and Sandra Smith
- Has an older sister, Jasmin, and two older brothers, Joshua and Jayson
- Majoring in Mechanical Engineering