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.”