High School Athletes of the Week: Stillwater's Joe Smith, Norman North's Justin Wu turn in strong performances

Wrestler Joe Smith improved his record to 27-0 after picking up five wins last week. At Saturday's Casady/McGuinness Invitational swim meet, Justin Wu set meet records in the 200 individual medley and 100 butterfly.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: January 22, 2014
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photo - Stillwater’s Joe Smith, top, wrestles Tulsa Union’s Michael Billups during a wrestling regional in February 2013. Smith, who is the son of two-time Olympic champion and OSU wrestling coach John Smith, is one of state champion wrestlers on Stillwater’s team.AP PHOTO
Stillwater’s Joe Smith, top, wrestles Tulsa Union’s Michael Billups during a wrestling regional in February 2013. Smith, who is the son of two-time Olympic champion and OSU wrestling coach John Smith, is one of state champion wrestlers on Stillwater’s team.AP PHOTO

Wrestling

Joe Smith, Stillwater

Smith improved his record to 27-0 after picking up five wins last week. During the week, Smith had three pins, a major decision, and a 12-5 decision over Broken Arrow state champion Tanner Bailey in the 145-pound championship match at the Sand Springs Tournament. Smith, the son of OSU coach John Smith, had spent his first 22 matches this season at 152 pounds before making the move down a weight class last week.

Swimming

Justin Wu, Norman North

At Saturday's Casady/McGuinness Invitational swim meet, Wu set meet records in the 200 individual medley (1:51.05) and 100 butterfly (49.72). In the 200 individual medley, he met the All-American qualifying mark, an achievement he earned last season in the 100 backstroke and 200 freestyle. He also won four golds at the Stillwater meet last week, including individual wins in the 100 and 200 freestyle.


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