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Oklahoma State Wrestling

John Smith Has Mellowed, but Even in Retirement the Competitor Will Be There

April 11, 2024

STILLWATER – I have always called Oklahoma State and Olympics wrestling legend John Smith the Cowboys’ true John Wayne. John Wayne wasn’t a big man and neither is John Smith but both left huge footprints and a legacy that stands for excellence. Wayne is more of a figure of Hollywood, an image of a tough Western star. John Smith was no image.

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