South Florida Wrestling On A Roll
The University of South Florida wrestling team has had a pretty nice run the past few weeks of competition. They competed in the USF Duals, Citadel Open, and UCF Open in the fall, but lately have been on a roll.
The Bulls won the 2013 Tony Milanes Florida Classic held at the University of Florida on January 12th; this was their first individual team title in many years. Ryan Hall (133 lbs), Elliott Morales (149), and Zach Morales (157) led the team by winning their weight classes. Will Smith (235) claimed second and Josh Jeffries (165) earned bronze on the day as well. The first tournament in January, this was a pre-curser to the next weekend, the NCWA National Duals in Dalton, Georgia.
USF went into the tournament seeded 18th and finished the tournament in 18th place. The Bulls wrestled well, but lost a close match (24-18) to #15 Auburn and then lost to Lindenwood - St. Charles (the eventual champions) in the second round. South Florida recovered the next day by beating #19 South Carolina, in-state rival #13 North Florida, and then lost another close match to #17 Cincinnati (29-23). While they aimed for a better place finish, USF showed that they are on the rise - this was their second invite to the National Duals (first was in 2012), but their first placement in the tournament.
The next weekend saw the Florida teams battling each other in the Florida Dual Championship at the University of North Florida. USF lost a rough match in the first round to in-state rival Central Florida, but won the rest of their matches to clinch second place in the round-robin tournament. This is the team's highest finish in their history of competing in the Florida Duals.
Key tournaments for the Southeast Conference include the Classic City Championship at the University of Georgia on February 2nd, the Eagle Open at Georgia Southern University on February 9th, and the Seminole-Rattler Invitational at Florida A&M University on February 16th. The Southeast Conference Championship will be at Georgia Southern University as well on March 2nd.
The Bulls hope to continue on their roll for the rest of the season on the way to the National Championships in Allen, Texas on March 14-16.
2010 Florida State Duals01/22/2010
| The 1st Annual Florida State Duals, co-hosted by the University of South Florida and Florida A&M University, was a great day of wrestling as every team was slated for five duals. This was a great tournament despite having to relocate from the University of South Florida in Tampa to Flori....|
USF Places 4th at Florida Dual Meet Championship02/06/2011
|Despite bringing only four wrestlers and therefore being the smallest team at the tournament, the University of South Florida found success! USF lost to the University of North Florida 24-22 in the first round (24 points were from forfeits), USF beat Florida State University 24-18 (18 poin....|
USF Dominates At Seminole/Rattler Invitational weekend02/06/2011
|USF brought five wrestlers to Tallahassee for the Friday Night Duals and Seminole/Rattler Invitational at Florida A&M University on February 4th and 5th and performed well.
While USF went 0-2 against FAMU and Florida State University in the Friday Night Duals, no wrestler lost an indiv....|
Season Kicks off for University of South Florida10/22/2012
|On Saturday, October 27th the University of South Florida men's team will host a quad meet with three other Florida College programs: Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida Institute of Technology, and another team to be determined very soon. The event will be conducted using a round robin....|
South Florida Wrestling On A Roll01/28/2013
|The University of South Florida wrestling team has had a pretty nice run the past few weeks of competition. They competed in the USF Duals, Citadel Open, and UCF Open in the fall, but lately have been on a roll.
The Bulls won the 2013 Tony Milanes Florida Classic held at the University ....|
Great Wrestling at USF Preseason Duals11/09/2013
|On Saturday, October 19th, the University of South Florida hosted one of first meets in the 2013-2014 National Collegiate Wrestling Association season with their 2013 USF Preseason Duals. Joining them were Georgia Southern University, Marion Military Institute, University of Florida, and U....|
2014 Southeast Conference Championships: Shorter Rolls03/05/2014
|Fourteen teams gathered for the 2014 NCWA Southeast Conference Championships held in Orlando, Florida at the University of Central Florida, but one team clearly distanced itself from the rest of the pack.
With 219.5 points, the Hawks (ranked #3 in the February 25th Coaches Poll) entere....|
USF Hosts 2014 Pre-Season Duals10/19/2014
|Saturday, October 18th : Tampa, FL. - South Florida hosted the USF Pre-Season Duals, opening the season against Division I SEC foes University of North Florida and Marion Military Institute all came together in a round-robin dual meet with MMI ultimately taking the day.
The team scori....|
USF performs well in Gainesville01/11/2015
|The University of South Florida wrestled this weekend in Gainesville at the University of Florida tournament. The Bulls performed well coming off of Christmas break with seven wrestlers placing over the weekend Rory Roderick was the tournament champion at 125. ....|
Representing in the classic city02/09/2015
|The University of South Florida traveled to the Classic City Tournament on the campus of the University of Georgia. The Bulls had two placers with Rory Roderick taking 2nd place and HWT Jonny Puleo placing 3rd at this 13 team IBT tournament. Great job to these two outstanding Bulls Jonny ....|
USF preparing for nationals03/12/2015
|South Florida qualified six for the National Championship tournament. The team is focused and preparing for a great tournament. Eighth-seeded Jonny Puleo is continuing his late season surge and is looking to represent the Bulls as an All American. Coming in as some darkhorses for the Bulls....|