BRONCOS SIGNS ONE OF THE NATION?S TOP HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLERS

            BOISE, Idaho Kirk Smith, the nation’s top ranked high school wrestler at 171 pounds according to Amateur Wrestling News and WIN Magazine, has signed a national letter of intent with the Boise State University wrestling program.  Bronco head coach Greg Randall made the announcement today (Nov. 15).

            Smith is currently a senior at Centennial High School in Meridian, Idaho and is a 10-time high school All-American. 

            In the past two years Smith has won three individual national championships and placed runner-up in four other national tournaments.  He won one national title in 2005 taking first place at the Reno Tournament of Champions.  During the 2006 season, he so far has won national championship at the Freestyle Junior Nationals and the FILA Cadet Freestyle Nationals. 

            Smith also won the 2006 Idaho State High School Championship at 171 pounds.  He placed second in the 160-pound weight class at the 2005 state high school tournament.

            Following his win at the FILA Cadet Freestyle Nationals, Smith wrestled in Bulgaria as a member of the Cadet FILA National team.

He is also an outstanding student with a current grade point average of 3.77.  He plans to major in education at Boise State.