Amos Goodlow

2009 Greater Flint Afro-American Hall of Fame Inductee
Category: Wrestling

Parent: Ellen Miles
Father: Deceased
Daughter: Sydney Goodlow
Brothers: Robert, Exico

Amos attended Cook Elementary, Longfellow Jr. High and graduated from Northwestern High School.

As a junior high student, Amos was an undefeated City Champ at 29-0.

At Northwestern, Amos was City, Valley, and Regional Champion each year from 1973 to 1975. In 1974 he had a 32-0 record and in 1975 he went 42-0. Amos was the state champ, high school All American, and Detroit Free Press 1st Team All State.

Amos had a winning streak of 120 matches while at Northwestern in Greco Roman and Freestyle. He never lost a dual match his entire junior and senior high career. Amos suffered three losses during his high school years. His record was 103-3.

Amos attended the University of Michigan, where he was Big Ten Champ (126) and Freshman of the Year in the Big Ten.

He was also All American 1st Team Freshman in 1976. He achieved All American status two years at Michigan.

Amos was the first wrestler from the state of Michigan to win the National Championship in Greco Roman at 123 pounds in 1974. He was also the first from Michigan to wrestle in Tokyo, Japan as part of an exchange program.

Amos has a coaching career that includes Morgan State University, Calvert Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, and Hardin University High in Charlotte, N.C.

He lived in Flint for more than 30 years and now resides in Charlotte, North Carolina.