Sophomore Corey Mock and freshman Evan Henderson might not be old enough to gamble, but in their recent trip to Las Vegas, they came home big winners.
The North Carolina wrestling team had one of its best meets of the season at the Cliff Keen Invite in Las Vegas, Nev., where the Tar Heels finished 14th out of 34 teams.
It was the second non-dual meet for the Tar Heels, who, despite having a winless start to the season, came through with a respectable finish in a meet that featured many top programs.
At the competition were a number of ranked teams, including No.3 Cornell and the invitational’s champion, No. 6 Ohio State.
UNC was led by Henderson — the No. 14 wrestler in the 141-pound weight class — and Mock, who each posted seventh-place finishes in their respective weight classes. It was the second consecutive strong performance by both wrestlers, who were each 5-2 on the weekend.