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Saturday May 28th

Wrestling


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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UNC’s Daniel Helena struggles to release himself from Duke wrestler Brent Jorge. DTH/Alyssa Champion

Wrestling's Scotton triumphs yet again

It started like most matches for Thomas Scotton.A quick shot. An early takedown.The junior 157-pound wrestler was left with the ankle of his fleeing opponent — and that was all he needed to yank Duke’s Chris Piccolella back into the circle to secure two points.

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North Carolina wrestler Daniel Helena attempts to escape the hold of Duke’s Brent Jorge on Tuesday. DTH/Alyssa Champion

Wrestling dismantles rival Duke on the mat

The North Carolina wrestling team settled into the newly renovated Carmichael Auditorium quite nicely Tuesday night, coasting to a 26-12 victory against Duke.“I told them before we came out here that this is our new house and we need to let them guys know this is our new house — and it’s our house,” coach C.D. Mock said.

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Wrestling team forced to work through adversity

The North Carolina wrestling team came into Sunday’s ACC Challenge missing three starters. Still, the Tar Heels managed to win dual meets against Gardner-Webb and No. 16 American University, and just barely missed a clean sweep against Bucknell in the finale.“I’m extremely pleased with the way my guys wrestled,” coach C.D. Mock said.

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Wrestler Justin Dobies" along with Keegan Mueller registered his 100th career win this season and claimed victory Saturday against Ohio State.

Wrestling: Grappling for recognition

In 2008 the North Carolina wrestling team sent two representatives to nationals. Both of them then-juniors Justin Dobies and Keegan Mueller failed to reach All-America status. This season the two seniors are looking to make it back to nationals and both are well on their way.

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