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The North Carolina wrestling team came into Sunday’s ACC Challenge missing three starters. Still, the Tar Heels managed to win dual meets against Gardner-Webb and No. 16 American University, and just barely missed a clean sweep against Bucknell in the finale.“I’m extremely pleased with the way my guys wrestled,” coach C.D. Mock said.
After a three-meet trip to upstate New York failed to yield a win for the North Carolina wrestling team, the Tar Heels returned home Friday night with hopes of righting the ship in their ACC opener against Maryland.
The North Carolina wrestling team settled into the newly renovated Carmichael Auditorium quite nicely Tuesday night, coasting to a 26-12 victory against Duke.“I told them before we came out here that this is our new house and we need to let them guys know this is our new house — and it’s our house,” coach C.D. Mock said.
It started like most matches for Thomas Scotton.A quick shot. An early takedown.The junior 157-pound wrestler was left with the ankle of his fleeing opponent — and that was all he needed to yank Duke’s Chris Piccolella back into the circle to secure two points.
Sophie Grabinski and Sanaz Marand, seniors on the North Carolina women’s tennis team, lost in the doubles championship match Sunday at the Freeman Memorial Tennis Championships in Las Vegas.The duo made a lengthy run, but ultimately fell in the doubles championship to Stanford’s Mallory Burdette and Stacey Tan, 8-6.
In a sport as physical as wrestling, injuries are expected, not unfortunate.But even in a sport where bumps and bruises are as much a part of the game as mat burn and cutting weight, this year’s Tar Heels are unusually unlucky.“Injuries,” UNC coach C.D. Mock said. “I’ve never seen so many.”
People love and respect a man who rises from the ashes.Ziad Haddad first heard those words from his uncle following his freshman year. They reverberated in his head like a challenge, but one he wasn’t used to.Less than a year later, those words are his story.
For two weeks, coach C.D. Mock tortured the North Carolina wrestling team with practice twice a day. The wrestlers met in the morning to run sprints in Eddie Smith Field House and up the stairs of Kenan Stadium. They came back in the afternoon to practice. Then they ran some more.
ACC Wrestling Championships
RALEIGH — Twenty seconds.That’s all that separated North Carolina’s Kyle Kiss from a place in the 165-pound finals of the ACC Wrestling Championships and a bid to the NCAA Tournament in Omaha.
A young man stands alone in a large, dim arena. Sweat rains down his face; his dark hair sits matted against his forehead. It’s 1979, and he has just lost the most important match of his wrestling career. This wasn’t part of his plan, not the initial schematics. The shouts of the surrounding crowd pierce the air, but the young man remains stoic.
A young North Carolina wrestling team got a taste of nationally ranked competition Sunday, and it was a healthy dose.
The North Carolina wrestling team took away two out of three duals Sunday at the 2010 ACC Challenge in Chapel Hill.
In the first dual of the day against Chattanooga, North Carolina (4-2) started strong before relying on Thomas Scotton to deliver the victory.
UNC’s Thomas Ferguson won by notching a one-point escape with 35 seconds left, but Nick Tenpenny dropped his match as No.
Greeted by frigid temperatures and even stiffer competition, the North Carolina wrestling team had a less-than-pleasant weekend in northern territory.
The trip began with a 19-17 loss at the hands of Hofstra on Saturday and culminated in a 28-6 beating at No. 19 Rutgers the next day.
The North Carolina wrestling team is returning to Carmichael Arena for the first time in more than a year, but this time the competition will be stiffer than the Duke team the Tar Heels rolled last season.
Facing No. 4 Virginia Tech, the North Carolina wrestling team was struggling and the Tar Heels couldn’t find an answer.
Four UNC wrestlers dropped their matches by decision before the 157-pound bout.
The action on the mat in Carmichael Arena was much more competitive than the scoreboard indicated in the first half of the wrestling doubleheader Saturday.
The North Carolina wrestling team defeated Duke on Tuesday for the seventh straight meeting to pick up the Tar Heels’ first win in conference play.
Six UNC wrestlers took their decisions, leading the Tar Heels to a 33-9 victory in Cameron Indoor Stadium.
To North Carolina coach C.D.
The “Battle of the Blues” between the North Carolina wrestling team and Duke didn’t live up to its billing, since there wasn’t even a battle in two weight classes.
Duke buried themselves in a 12-point hole because they had no one to wrestle North Carolina’s 125- and 133-pound wrestlers and forfeited the bouts.
For 11 minutes Ben Brooks wrestled, and for 11 minutes Carmichael Arena crackled with energy.
But in the score books, only five seconds mattered.
The North Carolina heavyweight finished tied 3-3 with Appalachian State’s Marc Tyson after two rounds of overtime.