The No. 24 North Carolina wrestling team finished its year 9-11 (3-2 ACC), going above .500 in conference play for the first time under head coach Coleman Scott.
The Tar Heels capped off their season with a 20th place team finish in the NCAA tournament, their highest finish since 1995.
UNC’s tournament run was highlighted by redshirt senior Troy Heilmann and redshirt junior Chip Ness, both of whom earned All-American honors this season. The accomplishment marked the first time since 1995 that UNC has finished the season with two All-Americans.
Heilmann finished fourth at 149 in the tournament — the highest finish by a Tar Heel since 1996. Ness entered the tournament unranked, but he took down three ranked wrestlers before finishing seventh at 184 in the tournament.