FAMU wrestling Heads to Regional Championship

The Florida A&M University varsity wrestling team may be the school’s best-kept secret.
Florida A&M’s wrestling team is the only HBCU team in the Southeast Conference, and is certainly making a lot of noise.

The team beat Florida State 33-30 Feb. 5, and is rolling through the season.

The wrestling team is now getting ready for the Southeastern Regional Conference Championship. The regional competition will be held at the Al Lawson Center on Feb. 27.

Before nationals, the team has to take care of business at home, when they host the regional championship for the first time.

The team is looking for the home crowd to show up with much-needed support.

Coach Sharif said the team has some pretty competitive guys that people should keep an eye on. Roland Pitts, at 197 pounds, is one.
“I can see him becoming conference champion and maybe even national champion; he’s on that level,” Sharif said.

Sharif believes the team has a very high chance of winning the championship. “My guys are hyped and they are ready,” Sharif said. “They’ve got their spirits up and I want their spirits to be transcended toward the spectators.”

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  • Karl Brown

    Reply Reply February 22, 2010

    Hi FAMU and FAMU Wrestling Team. I want to first congradulate you all for such a great accomplishment of being able to go to the Southeastern Regional Championship. Hopefully I typed that correctly, but you all get the point.

    Back in my day I was a hot headed wrestler on my high school squad. We went to state, and regional championships and won, until it became individual conferences. We all still supported one another. But this isn’t about me and my old team. I just wanted to congratulate you guys because I think we have something in common.

    Good Luck to you all!
    GOD Bless

  • Mo the Educator

    Reply Reply February 23, 2010

    Congratulations to the Rattlers wrestling team! I’m a wrestling coach down in South Florida, and I’ll share this story with my crew. We love positive stories about wrestling, about Florida wrestling, and about Black college wrestling in particular!

  • Wrestling Dad

    Reply Reply March 15, 2010

    Hey, Everybody. My son is a state ranked wrestler here in VA. I am knocking on every door I can to help him get a scholarship to wrestle. As Black Men, I’d like to “keep it in the fam” first, if you know what I mean. Any suggestions? Feel free to e-mail me at t.copeland@cox.net. Coaches, if you’re curious about him, google Anthony Copeland wrestling and you’ll find a couple of articles about him. This year he came in 3rd in the state of VA (152lb class).

    Thanks for reading. Keep it positive. Congrats Rattlers!!

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