The 6-foot-2, 225-pound junior won the shot put and finished second in the discus throw at Nike Outdoor Nationals this past season, earning All-American honors in both events. Smith’s winning shot put throw of 68 feet, 4 inches landed just shy of his personal-best throw of 68-10.5 in May, which ranked No. 1 nationally among prep competitors in 2023. Smith’s second-place discus effort at nationals soared 210-4 to set a state record and ranked No. 2 nationally this spring. He won the shot put and took second in the discus at the Division 1 state meet, leading the Polar Bears to a fourth-place finish as a team.
Smith has maintained a 3.91 GPA in the classroom. He will begin his senior year of high school this fall.
A member of the Hortonville High Leadership Council, Smith has volunteered locally at the Catfish Extravaganza in association with the Greenville Lions Club. He has also donated his time installing and repairing lakeside docks for senior citizens in his community.