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North Carolina wrestler Corey Mock was arrested Wednesday for fighting

Corey Mock
2011-2012 Headshot
University of North Carolina Wrestling
Woolen/Fetzer Gym
Chapel Hill, NC
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Buy Photos Corey Mock 2011-2012 Headshot University of North Carolina Wrestling Woolen/Fetzer Gym Chapel Hill, NC Thursday, October 6, 2011

Sophomore wrestler and son of North Carolina wrestling head coach C.D. Mock was arrested early Wednesday morning on Franklin Street for fighting.

UNC’s 157-pounder Corey Mock was charged with one count of simple affray and one count resisting arrest. Both are misdemeanors.

A spokesperson for the wrestling team said Mock has been suspended indefinitely.

Police responded to a 911 call regarding a large fight in the 100 block of Franklin Street near the Varsity Theatre around 2:40 a.m. Wednesday. Officers witnessed Mock throwing another individual to the ground within the skirmish, said Lt. Kevin Gunter of the Chapel Hill Police Department.

Mock then attempted to flee the scene on foot.

“Officers did give chase and they were able to take him into custody,” Gunter said.

Gunter said that two officers sustained minor injuries while attempting to take Mock into custody.

Mock was the only individual arrested as a result of the incident. He was released on a written promise to appear in court.

Mock was a four-time state champion at Chapel Hill High School and has been one of the Tar Heels’ strongest competitors in his season and a half at UNC.

So far this season, Mock is 24-9, making his career record 60-26.

Mock has been in and out of the top 20 in his weight class during his career and was one of just three Tar Heels to qualify for the NCAA tournament last season.


He was ranked No. 17 before the dual match with N.C. State on Feb. 3, but he is currently unranked.

Coach Mock said he would not comment on the incident until he had a chance to review all the facts.

He did say that the team met on Wednesday and will be moving forward despite the absence of one of their best wrestlers.

The Tar Heels are coming off their first dual win in seven matches and have completed the conference season. Beating N.C. State secured the team’s position in fourth place.

The wrestling team still has four non-conference matches left before hosting the ACC Championship in Carmichael Auditorium March 3.

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