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Biography - Patrick Smith, MN

2018-19 Team USA Ranking: No. 1 at 77 kg/170 lbs.
Years on Team USA: 5 (2014-18)
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
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:
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2019 Pan American Games Champion
*2019 World Team Trials Challenge Tournament champion
*2017 U.S. World Team Trials champion
*Three-time Pan American champion (2015, 16, 17)
*Five-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)
*Three-time U.S. Open runner-up (2014-16)

Career Biography:
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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