Career: Three-time NCAA qualifier (2015, 2016, 2017) ... two-time EIWA placewinner (3rd in 2015, fourth in 2017) ... one-year captain.
2017-18 (Senior): Took fourth at the Navy Classic on Nov. 18, going 3-2 ... placed third at the Midland Championships on Dec. 29-30, posting a 5-1 record ... four of his victories came over wrestlers from ranked teams, including two from No. 7 Iowa ... became the 11th Bison to reach the 90-win plateau with his victory over Purdue's Nate Limmex in the third-place bout ... was recognized as the Bison Athlete of the Week (Jan. 1) following that performance.
2016-17 (Junior): Team captain ... NCAA qualifier at 141 pounds after earning an automic bid with a fourth-place finish at the EIWA Championships ... missed All-America status by one win, going 3-2 at the NCAA Championships with wins over Russell Rohlfling (CSU Bakersfield), Brock Zacherl (Clarion), and Johnathan Hathaway (Oregon State) ... went 3-2 at the EIWA Championships ... finished 31-10 with six pins, three tech. falls, and five major decisions during the season, all at 141 ... win total was the 11th most in program history ... went 13-3 in duals, including a 9-1 record in EIWA duals ... won the Navy Classic with a 4-0 record, including an 8-1 decision over No. 16 Jared Prince (Navy) in the championship match ... went 5-1 and placed fifth at the Cleveland State Open ... went 5-7 against nationally-ranked opponents ... had a 12-match winning streak, including 10 straight to close the regular season ... named the team's Most Outstanding Wrestler.
Before Bucknell: 158-21 career record at Franklin Regional Senior High School … three-time state placewinner … won state title as a junior in 2013 … also finished third (2014) and fifth (2012) … helped team to state title in 2014 and third place in 2013 … three-year team captain .. 2013 Freestyle All-American … 2014 Dapper Dan participant … voted Outstanding Wrestler at Dapper Dan … USA Wrestling "Dream Team" selection … All-USA First Team in 2014 … Powerade champion in 2013 and runner-up in 2012 … four-time WPIAL runner-up … four-time section champion … three-time Westmoreland County Tournament champion.
Personal: Tyler Anthony Smith … born Aug. 3, 1995 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania … son of Todd and Mary Beth Smith … has six siblings, Brett, Brooke, Brandon, Brandan, Chase, Miranda ... majoring in political science.