|High School:||Oscar Smith|
Career Record: 39-27
2016-17: Qualified for the 2017 NCAA Championships at 165 lbs. via an at-large bid... Posted a 20-12 record as a true sophomore... Placed fourth at the MAC Championships, going 2-2... Went 11-6 in dual meets and defeated two nationally-ranked opponents on the year... Racked up six major decision victories... Runner-up at the Southeast Open.
2015-16: Went 19-15 as a true freshman starter at 165... Turned in an 11-8 record in dual meets and earned four major decision victories... Went 4-1 at the Bearcat Open... Picked up two back-to-back overtime wins on Feb. 14 over NCAA Qualifiers Dakota Juarez and Mitchell Wightman from EMU and American, respectively... Turned in a 3-2 performance at Midlands... Beat NCAA Qualifier Colin Heffernan from Central Michigan in the dual meet on Feb. 21... Sealed ODU's dual meet win over Navy with a win over Michael Coleman, 7-3, on Feb. 6.
Prep: Captured the 2015 VHSL 6A State Championship at 160 lbs. for Oscar Smith High School… Placed third in State Tournament as a junior… Finished runner-up at the 2015 NHSCA Senior National Championships and claimed fifth place at the 2014 NHSCA Junior Nationals… Was a 2014 Academic All-American… Ranked top 20 at 160 lbs. by InterMat.
Off the Mat: Born April 19, 1997… Son of Toye and Tomica Wright… Has two sisters, Toye and Abigayle… Majoring in computer science.
Why ODU? "ODU is a wonderful place to be. The campus is great, and it is extremely diverse. It is also close to home, so my friends and family can support me."
Wins over NCAA Qualifiers
12/29/15 -- Tyrel White (Columbia) W, 10-7 D
2/14/16 -- Dakota Juarez (Eastern Michigan) W, 6-4 OT D
2/14/16 -- Mitchell Wightman (American) W, 4-2 OT D