WRESTLING


2/3/2011 3:46pm

UNC wrestling looks for a win in home matches

Despite losing two dual matches on the road last weekend, the North Carolina wrestling team is starting to find its form. The marks in the loss column can be misleading because individual performances have been improving — like those of freshman 184-pounder Antonio Giorgio.


1/23/2011 12:34pm

	Jake Corrill grapples with Appalachain State’s Tony Gravely in Saturday’s match at Carmichael Arena. Gravely pinned Corrill 4:17 into the 125-pound match. UNC would tie ASU 19-19 in the second match of a doubleheader.

Youthful inconsistency dooms wrestling squad

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.


1/18/2011 4:37pm

Duke’s forfeits push UNC to easy wrestling win

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.

1/18/2011 4:36pm

	North Carolina’s Kyle Kiss looks to put Duke’s Willy Mello on his back in the 165-pound bout Tuesday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Kiss didn’t get the pinfall, but did manage a 15-3 major decision in UNC’s route.

Tar Heels capture easy win

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.


1/13/2011 10:21pm

UNC wrestling continues tough slate

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.


1/9/2011 10:29pm

UNC wrestling drop pair of matches

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.


11/21/2010 10:31pm

UNC wrestling takes two out of three duals

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.


11/18/2010 12:01am

	UNC wrestilng coach C.D. Mock was the school’s first national champion wrestler. Now, he is the coach. But Mock has learned that what worked for him won’t work for everybody, and he’s on a mission to revive the program.

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

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.


3/15/2010 12:17am

Dennis Drury was one of three Tar Heels to earn NCAA bids in Raleigh

Tough day for UNC wrestling at ACCs

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.


3/4/2010 11:56pm

Senior Dennis Drury has anchored North Carolina’s lineup at the 197-pound weight class. DTH File

Men's wrestling team harbors high hopes for Saturday

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.


2/17/2010 11:45pm

UNC heavyweight wrestler Ziad Haddad orders “the usual” at Franklin Street Pizza & Pasta. DTH/Margaret Cheatham Williams

UNC wrestler 'rises from the ashes'

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.


2/11/2010 10:55pm

UNC wrestlers plagued by injuries

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.”


1/19/2010 12:29am

Wrestling falls in tournament ?nals

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.