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Thursday January 26th

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UNC graduate Clay Lautt pins his opponent during UNC wrestling's competition against Michigan at Boshamer Stadium on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022 at Boshamer Stadium. UNC lost 12-23.

Analysis: Despite high expectations, UNC wrestling off to slow start in new season

The Tar Heels returned a quartet of talented graduate seniors, and the preseason No. 16-ranked team looked to make a push to earn UNC’s first conference crown in over a decade. But the returns of Austin O’Connor — an NCAA individual national champion — and Clay Lautt haven’t equated to immediate success for North Carolina on the mat, as the Tar Heels have dropped six of their first eight dual meets.

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