Loralei Smith

Loralei Smith of Milton, West Virginia, was a three-time high school state champion for Cabell Midland High School. She was unable to compete for a state title in 2021 because of COVID.

The daughter of Ashley Smith, she will continue her wrestling career at the Indiana Institute of Technology.

Smith is a Spatola national champion, a Nuway national champion and All-American in folkstyle and freestyle, and a National High School Coaches Association national champion and All-American.

She was a seven-time member of the Academic All-State wrestling team and an NHSCA Academic All-American.

Smith is also a member of National Honor Society and the National Mathematics Honors Society.

Smith has worked to promote autism acceptance in wrestling and her community while also assisting in events to help suicide prevention awareness. 


Tricia Saunders High School Excellence Award
Southeast, West Virginia

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