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University of Florida Team Press Releases

2007 Florida Classic

02/19/2007 -
This year's Florida Classic was hosted at the University of Florida's Southwest Recreational Center. FAMU, FAU, LSU, FGCU, USF, and UF were all the competing teams in the event. They were divided into two pools as a dual tournament. The first pool consisted of FAU, FGCU, and LSU and the second consisted of UF, USF, and FAMU. The top two teams from each pool, FAU and UF, faced off for first place and the title at the Classic. UF managed to edge out FAU 27-21, with great performances from all its wresters: Nick Trevino, John Kauderman, Aaron Moore, Marcus Powers, Freddie Williams, and Patrick Scicchitano. Taking 3rd were the Tigers of LSU followed by USF who took 4th.

This was UF's first victory of the season and it came just in time before the end of the season giving the team a positive boost before conference.

I'd like to thank everyone that helped out and wrestled and we only hope to make this tournament better every year.

A newsletter will be sent out later next month about next year's location and who we are inviting. Hope to see you there.

UF Wrestling noted on front page!

08/12/2005
The UF Wrestling Team was approached by local media for a story on the front page of the sports section. This was helpful for us in promotion, sponsorship, and recruiting. Use this in your local area! The Florida Classic is scheduled for January 21st. Please come and help us get ....

Final Field for Florida Classic

09/19/2005
We are working to finalize the field for this years Florida Classic on January 21st. Here are the teams we have listed so far. Please contact us if this is erroneous or if you want to send in your competition contract. Central Florida Pensacola Christian West Florida Georgia Tec....

Mat Cats make it happen.

01/24/2006
We just wanted to thank the Auburn Mat Cats for their help at the Florida Classic. They made the tournament fun and helped us keep the madness somewhat contained! Thanks ladies...Believe me...We know who makes things run here too. Thanks!@!@!@!@!@....

2007 Florida Classic

02/19/2007
This year's Florida Classic was hosted at the University of Florida's Southwest Recreational Center. FAMU, FAU, LSU, FGCU, USF, and UF were all the competing teams in the event. They were divided into two pools as a dual tournament. The first pool consisted of FAU, FGCU, and LSU and the ....

University of Florida Brings Home Two Champions

11/21/2007
The University of Florida opened up against SEC opponents with the UCF Open. UF brought home two champions after a long day of competition. At 174, Ricky Rieck went 2-0 with a pin on the day and won the 174 lb. weight class. At 157, Freddie Williams went 3-0 with a pin and went on to win t....

Gators Welcome Crandall as New Head Coach

08/11/2010
The University of Florida is pleased to introduce John Crandall as their new head coach. The Virginia Commonwealth University Alumnus and former VCU and Syracuse head coach takes over Gator wrestling's top coaching slot. "First of all, it's an honor to even be affiliated with the Univ....

Gators Hire New Assistant Coach

09/03/2010
The University of Florida has hired Christian Ciaglia as their new assistant wrestling coach. A native of Warren, Michigan, Ciaglia is a graduate of Grand Valley State University (GVSU). The GVSU Lakers are a perennial powerhouse of the National Collegiate Wrestling Association. This ....

UF Wrestling Finishes in 9th at Collegiate Cup

01/28/2015
The University of Florida competed in the NCWA Collegiate Cup for the first time last weekend. UF finished in 9th place and now leads the NCWA team standings with 16 points. The team started the Friday session against MIT, the defending division 2 NCWA National Champions. MIT is similar....

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01/28/2015
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University of Florida Finishes 3rd at SECs

03/05/2015
ORLANDO - The University of Florida wrapped up a successful regular season at the NCWA Southeast Conference tournament. The team finished first for Division 2 teams and 3rd overall. Florida had 3 champions, a runner-up, a 5th, a 7th and an 8th. This was good enough for 6 national qualifi....