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Wednesday February 1st

Wrestling


UNC wrestlers compete at NCAA Tournament

This is what the entire season was all about. All the dual losses, all the individual tournaments. This is what it was all for. The NCAA Tournament. Several of North Carolina’s wrestlers have dreams of being national champions. None became a reality this weekend.

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UNC wrestling splits weekend

Following the North Carolina wrestling team’s triumph against Duke two weeks ago, coach C.D. Mock said he wasn’t sure his team could defeat No. 10 Pittsburgh “with a bazooka.”

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Staudenmayer sets the tone against Duke wrestling

In any sport, it’s important to set the tone early. In wrestling it’s no different. The first match can set the pace for how things will go. In North Carolina’s 24-12 win against Duke, John Michael Staudenmayer was the Tar Heels’ first man on the mat, and he had every intention of being the first winner.

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Nathan Kraisser's effort not enough in wrestling loss

With less than a minute left in his match against N.C. State, North Carolina sophomore Nathan Kraisser had just gotten an escape to extend his lead to five points. With the match basically in hand, Kraisser could’ve coasted to victory, but UNC trailed N.C. State 16-6 in team points, and even though UNC eventually lost 19-16, coasting wouldn’t cut it.

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