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Wrestling team forced to work through adversity

(11/16/09 1:15am)

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.

UNC wrestling coach C.D. Mock brings fighting mindset to the mat

(11/18/10 12:01am)

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.

UNC wrestling takes two out of three duals

(11/21/10 10:31pm)

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.