Minnesota Storm wrestler Pat Smith (77 kg/169.5 lbs) lost his first match of the tournament to Germany’s Roland Schwarz, 5-3. Smith scored on a passivity point and a step-out to lead 2-0 after the first period. In the second period, Schwarz scored a passivity point to cut the deficit to 2-1. The German then scored with a four-point throw to go up 5-2. Smith would add a step-out point, but it wasn’t enough.
Schwarz lost in the next round to Lithuania’s Paulius Galkinas eliminating the 28-year old Smith from the tournament.
The U.S. Greco-Roman Team finished with an 8-12 total record at the World Championships and no medals.
2019 Senior Wrestling World Championships
77 kg/169.5 lbs. – Pat Smith, (Minneapolis, Minn./Minnesota Storm)
Lost to Roland Schwarz (Germany) 5-3