|High school:Havelock High School|
Personal: Son of Susan Stamper-Smith and Jerod Smith. Brother to Toi Haynes, Jayleen, JJ, Jerod, and Jacob.
Academic: Athletic Training major.
High School: State Champion.
Northwestern College earned a hard-fought victory against conference foe Doane University, 21-18, in a dual held tonight at the Bultman Center.
Randy Null pinned James Jones at the 6:14 mark in the final match (285) to give Northwestern a 27-23 upset win over No.9 Midland at the NAIA Duals held in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Northwestern will wrestle in the Augie Duals on Saturday, facing three NCAA D2 schools. NWC will face Southwest Minnesota St., Augustana, and Truman St. in the event on the campus of Augustana in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Northwestern opens the 2016-17 GPAC dual season on Tuesday night at Briar Cliff. Northwestern is coming off of a 8-4 season last year and a 5-2 GPAC dual season.
Elijah Dahl placed third at the UNK Open, going 7-1 on Saturday to reach the podium for the first time this season. Dante Preciado finished sixth after a 7-2 day.
Andras Lukacs-Farkas won the DWU Open on Saturday in the 174 weight class. Austin Boles (125) and Dante Preciado (141) each finished second while Randall Null (285) finished third.
Northwestern wrestling opens the season Saturday at the DWU Open in Mitchell, S.D. NWC will take 17 wrestlers to compete in the opening meet of the season. Last season, Zach Fishman won the 174 lb. weight class.
State Champion Tanner Stamper-Smith of Havelock High School was presented the 16th Annual James Johnson Award as the best scholastic wrestler in eastern North Carolina in 2016. The award is named in honor of three time national champion James Johnson.
Tanner Stamper-Smith (Havelock, N.C.) has signed a letter of intent to continue his wrestling career at Northwestern College next fall.