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 Hill.
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 All-American).
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.