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Oklahoma State wrestling: John Smith becomes wrestler in Oklahoma Hall of Fame

The Cowboys head coach adds another hall of fame honor to his resume.

2019 NCAA Div I Wrestling Championships Session Six Photo by Hunter Martin/NCAA Photos via Getty Images

John Smith added another hall of fame honor to his resume Thursday when the Oklahoma Hall of Fame named him to their 2020 class.

Smith is the first wrestler to be inducted into the hall of fame since its inception in 1928.

Smith went 154-7-2 with two NCAA individual championships and one runner-up finish at Oklahoma State before winning six consecutive World titles (two Olympic, four World Championship). He won his fourth World title and second Olympic gold during his first two seasons as OSU’s head wrestling coach.

With Smith at the helm, the Cowboys have won five NCAA team titles — including four straight from 2003-06 — and finished second five times.