The momentum had shifted for the No. 25 North Carolina wrestling team.
After an intense triple-overtime loss by Chris Mears, Coach C.D. Mock threw his jacket on his chair and stormed over to the referee. The move cost the team one point off of its total score, putting them down by four against Duke Wednesday night.
"I was kind of thinking I might get ejected," Mock said. "We weren't exactly fired up and I thought maybe if I get kicked out of here maybe they'll get fired up, but I didn't want him to take a point."
With his team in trouble, it wasn't the fire that got the Tar Heels through, but the cool-headed redshirt-freshman Ethan Ramos. It was Ramos' major decision victory that tied the match and sparked the Tar Heels to a 16-15 victory over the Blue Devils.
"I just wrestle for God," Ramos said. "Just have fun and try to show everyone how I feel a Christian should be representing God. I try to go out with one speed and keep going and going and going. I don't really think about how the team is doing as much, but just glorify Him."