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Rodney Smith

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Rodney Smith

Team: Greco-Roman
Weight Class: 149.5 lbs.
Team USA Ranking: 6
Years on Team USA: 2 1/2 (91-93, 1995)
Residence: Fort Benning, GA.
College: Western New England College
High School: Springfield, MA. (Putnam Voc Tech H.S.)
Born: April 13, 1966 in Washington, D.C.
Height: 5' 7 1/2"

Career Highlights
International

  • 1992 Olympic bronze medalist
  • Third in 1996 Acropolis Grand Prix (Greece)
  • Second in 1995 World Military Games
  • Sixth in 1994 Concord Cup
  • Second in 1994 Pan American Championships
  • 1992 World Cup team member
  • Eighth in 1991 Concord Cup

U.S.

  • 1992 and 1996 U.S. Nationals champion
  • Second in 1994 and 1996 Armed Forces Championships
  • Sixth in 1995 World Team Trials
  • Sixth in 1995 U.S. Nationals
  • 1995 Armed Forces champion
  • 1994 Winter Classic champion
  • Fourth in 1994 World Team Trials
  • Second in 1994 U.S. Nationals
  • 1994 Eastern Grecos champion
  • 1992 Armed Forces double champion
  • Third in 1991 World Team Trials
  • Third in 1991 U.S. Nationals
  • Third in 1991 Armed Forces
  • Fourth in 1990 U.S. Nationals

College
Competed for Bob Skelton at Western New England College, where he studied sociology and criminal justice
Fifth in 1988 NCAA Div. III Championships
Fourth in 1987 NCAA Div. III meet
He has taken graduate studies at Georgia State Univ.

High School
Competed for Bill Borecki at Putnam Vocational Tech HS in Massachusetts, where he placed second in 1984 Massachusetts state meet.

Personal
1992 Armed Forces Athlete of the Year...His hobbies include writing poetry, art and reading

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