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Saturday April 1st


	Freshman Corey Mock has been the most consistent wrestler on this year’s squad, which is coached by his father, C.D. The family dynamic gets interesting at times like the dinner table, where they do not talk about wrestling. “Home is sanctuary,” C.D. Mock said.

UNC wrestler Corey Mock grapples for success

No matter whom he’s facing, it’s all the same for North Carolina wrestler Corey Mock. For Mock, preparation is the key that allows him to stare in the eyes of top-ranked opponents and see nothing more than another speed bump in his quest to national prominence.

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Nebraska pins North Carolina

The North Carolina wrestling team knew that beating No. 14 Nebraska would be a tall task. Immediately following Saturday’s duel with the Cornhuskers, the Tar Heels (8-9-1) realized just how tough it was. On senior day for the Tar Heels, UNC lost 31-6.

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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.

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	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.

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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.

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	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.

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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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