Hometown: Arlington, Va.
Sport: Wrestling (1972-74)
Coach: John Welborn
Milt Sherman was a wrestler at East Carolina from 1972-74. He compiled a college
wrestling record of 101-13-1.
In 1975, he earned All-America status by placing fifth in the USWF Open Nationals in Iowa
City. In 1973 he started for Hall of Fame coach John Welborn's team which
won all 10 weight classes at the North Carolina College State Championships at Chapel
From the summer before his junior year at ECU to the summer after his senior
year, he won 23 tournament championships in six states. In 1972, Sherman defeated
two-time NCAA champion Mike Frick, and in 1973, he defeated Gary Barton (NCAA
champion), and twice defeated Kyung Mu Chang (Korean National Champion and 4th in
the world), Marty Willigan (NCAA runner-up) and Mark Belknap (two-time NCAA
In 1976, he defeated NCAA runner-up Brian Beatson. In his career with the
Pirates, Sherman had 10 in season championship titles for East Carolina.