Myles Amine placed third at the NCAAs last season (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com)
MANHEIM, Pa -- Hailing from Brighton, Michigan, Myles Amine talked about his excitement of the 2018 NWCA All-Star Classic, "I'm most excited to be able to compete on a big stage early in the season. I want to wrestle the best guys in the country, and this event gives me an opportunity to start my season off doing that."
Amine is a well decorated NCAA student-athlete with a 71-16 career record and two All-American finishes under his belt, a fourth and third place finish in 2017 and 2018, respectively. Amine will be looking for All-American honors for his third consecutive season but will look to get started on the right foot by taking on Oklahoma State's Jacobe Smith, in their first-ever matchup at the 2018 NWCA All-Star Classic.
From a two-time NJCAA national champion to an NCAA Division I All-American, Jacobe Smith is ready to start his Redshirt Senior season off with a bang. Entering the season with a career record of 22-8, the Oklahoma native wants to prove that he can compete with the best of the best. During the 2018 National Championships, Smith lost a tough 4-2 decision in the second round. He then made his way through the wrestle backs where he beat number seven ranked Lujan, from Northern Iowa, in a close 10-8 decision to secure his first All-America honor. Smith would go on to finish in eighth place.
This will be the first time that Myles Amine and Jacobe Smith face off as they were one match away, twice, at the 2018 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships.
141: No. 1 (133) Seth Gross (South Dakota State) vs. No. 3 (133) Tariq Wilson (North Carolina State)
141: No. 2 Joey McKenna (Ohio State) vs. No. 5 Kaid Brock (Oklahoma State)
149: No. 8 Mitch Finesilver (Duke)
174: No. 3 Myles Amine (Michigan) vs. No. 10 (184) Jacobe Smith (Oklahoma State)
184: No. 3 Taylor Venz (Nebraska) vs. No. 8 Max Dean (Cornell) vs.
285: No. 4 Derek White (Oklahoma St.)
109: Charlotte Fowler (Campbellsville) vs. Maria Vidales (Emmanuel)
123: Gabriela Ramos-Diaz (Wayland Baptist) vs. Dominique Parrish (Simon Fraser)
130: Erika Mihalca (Missouri Baptist)
143: Nicole Joseph (King)
170: Brittany Marshall (Wayland Baptist) vs. Mariah Harris (Campbellsville)