John Smith: "Women are fighting for their sport. It's a sport on the rise."

By USA Wrestling | Aug. 11, 2017, 8:46 p.m. (ET)


Two-time Olympic champion and four-time World champion John Smith talks about coaching the 2017 U.S. Women's World Team that will compete in Paris this summer. Smith is the head coach for NCAA Div. I power Oklahoma State and has coached the U.S. Olympic men's freestyle team. This is the first time that John Smith has had a chance to work with the top women's freestyle wrestlers in the nation. He says he has enjoyed the experience and has respect for the athletes and the U.S. Women's program.