Former wrestling coach disputes firing


C.D. Mock, North Carolina’s former wrestling coach who was fired last month, says the University violated his First Amendment rights. 

UNC wrestling finishes 24th in NCAAs

Despite poor seeding, North Carolina wrestler Ethan Ramos became just the fifth freshman in UNC history to earn All-American status.

Five wrestlers clinch NCAA bids

Despite three tough losses in the finals of the ACC Wrestling Championships on March 8, five North Carolina wrestlers are riding high as they punched their tickets to the NCAA Championships in St. Louis, Missouri.

C.D. Mock halftime speech sparks win over Duke

DURHAM – It’s not very often that the head coach asks his team to bail him out. 

Ramos pulls through for Tar Heels' wrestling against Duke

The momentum had shifted for the No. 25 North Carolina wrestling team. 

After an intense triple-overtime loss by Chris Mears, coach C.D.

Ward sets tone for UNC wrestling against Drexel

Joey Ward didn't come out the way he wanted to.

In the redshirt sophomore's first home match in two years, he suffered a crushing 9-3 defeat to start his day against N.C. State. And the Tar Heels fell to the Wolfpack 22-18.

Heavyweights doom UNC wrestling against NC State

C.D. Mock might have thought North Carolina had a better team than N.C.added periods to NC State, but the scoreboard said otherwise.

UNC wrestler works toward excellence


Less than an hour after dropping off 4-year-old Joey Ward at his first tumbling class, Beth Ward is directed back into the gymnasium by an instructor.

Wrestling climbs back from early deficit to end with a 3-0 weekend

The North Carolina wrestling team was one bout in to Saturday's match against Navy, and the Tar Heels were already facing what would be the largest deficit of the weekend.

UNC wrestling team cruises to 22-8 win over Gardner-Webb

North Carolina Wrestling overcame unexpected injuries, and even a punch in the face Friday night in their convincing win over Gardner-Webb.

Wrestling coach C.D. Mock slams handling of sexual assault cases


While colleges across the country face scrutiny for their handling of sexual assault cases, UNC wrestling Coach C.D. Mock has caused a stir after posting his opinions about his son’s ongoing sexual assault investigation. 

UNC wrestling coach CD Mock gets 100th victory


C.D. Mock hadn’t given it much thought.

Wrestling takes it by a single point Sunday

Christian Barber knew he could turn things around.

UNC wrestling excels in first weekend of competition

It’s not often that a North Carolina wrestler who is being redshirted for the season steals the show on the first weekend of the season.

Some athletes face higher risk for eating disorder symptoms


When Lauren Metzger ran cross country, she said the signs were always there.

UNC wrestlers compete at NCAA Tournament

This is what the entire season was all about. All the dual losses, all the individual tournaments. This is what it was all for. The NCAA Tournament. Several of North Carolina’s wrestlers have dreams of being national champions. None became a reality this weekend.

UNC wrestling splits weekend

Following the North Carolina wrestling team’s triumph against Duke two weeks ago, coach C.D. Mock said he wasn’t sure his team could defeat No. 10 Pittsburgh “with a bazooka.”

UNC wrestler Staudenmayer learns to forget

When wrestling becomes too arduous, when the consequences of the present moment appear too grave, John Michael Staudenmayer tries to remember to forget.

Staudenmayer sets the tone against Duke wrestling

In any sport, it’s important to set the tone early. In wrestling it’s no different. The first match can set the pace for how things will go. In North Carolina’s 24-12 win against Duke, John Michael Staudenmayer was the Tar Heels’ first man on the mat, and he had every intention of being the first winner.

UNC wrestling ends drought with rout of Duke

Whether they are winning or losing, streaks can shape the identity of a team. They can tell you how long a team has been able to dominate or consistently fall short.