Justin Kelly, a 2020 Pirate graduate, has committed to represent Allen University on the mat while he continues his education. Allen University is an HBCU in Columbia, SC and will soon be a NCAA Division II wrestling program (currently NAIA). That will make it the ONLY HBCU wrestling program in the NCAA, and Kelly will be there to be a part of history being made. The Allen University Wrestling coach was looking for a 126lb wrestler, so the Pirate coaches mentioned it to Kelly. Kelly talked to the coach on the phone a couple of times, visited today, loved it and committed.
Kelly had a losing record his freshman year as a Pirate, had close to a .500 record his sophomore year, had 40 plus wins his junior year and was a state qualifier, and had 50 plus wins his senior year and once again was a state qualifier. Allen University is getting a hard working young man. Best wishes to Justin on his new journey.
Justin had over 100 career wins as a Pirate.