University of Florida Team Press Releases
2007 Florida Classic
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 Classic09/19/2005
|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.
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.
2007 Florida Classic02/19/2007
|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 Champions11/21/2007
|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 Coach08/11/2010
|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 Coach09/03/2010
|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 ....|