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A.C. Headlee Wins Second ACC Wrestler Of The Week Award

North Carolina senior A.C. Headlee has been named the ACC Wrestler of the Week for the second time this season after helping the No. 18 Tar Heels turn back Appalachian State 19-13 on Sunday. The Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, native scored his second win over a top-15 opponent this season after beating No. 10 Will Lewan against Michigan on Nov. 8. (

No. 18 UNC Wrestling Defeats Appalachian State, 19-13

Zach Sherman's major decision and Joey Mazzara's first dual meet win at UNC helped No. 18 North Carolina to a 19-13 win over Appalachian State Sunday at Carmichael Arena. A.C. Headlee scored a 3-2 upset over No. 13 Matt Zovistoski, using a first-period takedown and strong defense to pick up his second win over a top-15 opponent this season. (

A Special Signing For UNC Wrestling

On Nov. 13, the first day of the signing period, 7-year-old Mason Fannin became an official member of the UNC wrestling team during a ceremony at Carmichael Arena. The event came after Mason was matched with the team through Team IMPACT, a national nonprofit that connects children facing serious and chronic illnesses with local college teams. (

Luatt's Pin Leads UNC Wrestling To 22-15 Win Over Chattanooga

Clay Lautt's second pin of the season and Zach Sherman's major decision helped No. 19 North Carolina to a 22-15 win over Chattanooga Sunday in Carmichael Arena (Highlights). After Chattanooga picked up five team points with a tech fall at 125 pounds, Jaime Hernandez and Sherman posted back-to-back wins to put UNC back on top. (

UNC Wrestling Signs Four To 2020 Recruiting Class

UNC Wrestling signed four student-athletes to National Letters of Intent for its 2020 signing class, coach announced Monday. Wil Guida (Rockaway, N.J.), Gavin Kane (Alpharetta, Ga.), Cade Lautt (Olathe, Kan.), and Julian Tagg, (Brecksville, Ohio) will enroll at UNC next fall and begin competition in Chapel Hill during the 2020-21 season. (

No. 17 UNC Wrestling Falls To Stanford, 21-11

No. 17 North Carolina dropped its first wrestling dual of the season to Stanford on Saturday, 21-11. Jaime Hernandez and Clay Lautt both picked up major decision wins for the Tar Heels. The two teams traded wins at 125 and 133 pounds, with Jaime Hernandez winning with a major decision over Brandon Kier, 15-5, to give UNC its first lead. (

Clayton 7-year-old battling leukemia signs with UNC wrestling team

A unique signing day on UNC's campus in Chapel Hill and for a great cause. A youngster from Clayton, who's battling leukemia, put pen to paper joining the Tar Heels wrestling program. Through a non-profit organization called TEAM IMPACT, Mason will attend practices, go to meets, team dinners, and other events just like the wrestlers on the roster. (ABC 11)

A.C. Headlee Named ACC Wrestler Of The Week

North Carolina's A.C. Headlee has been named ACC Wrestler of the Week after his pivotal win over a top-10 opponent helped the No. 17 Tar Heels beat No. 19 Michigan. Wrestling his first dual meet at 157-pounds – up two weight classes from where he competed last season – Headlee turned back the Wolverines' 10th-ranked Will Lewan, 5-2. (

No. 17 UNC Wrestling Picks Up Big Road Win Against No. 19 Michigan

Clay Lautt's first-period pin and A.C. Headlee's win over No. 10 Will Lewan helped lead No. 17 North Carolina Wrestling to a 19-17 win at No. 19 Michigan. Jaime Hernandez stormed out of the gate to collect a 20-7 major decision over Austin Assad. Zach Sherman followed up Hernandez's standout performance with a 9-3 with over Ben Freeman. (

Two-Time Georgia State Champion Caden McCrary Commits To UNC Wrestling

and Tony Ramos are picking up steam on the recruiting trail, as two-time state champion wrestler Caden McCrary of Woodland High School (GA) committed to UNC. McCrary also reached the finals of NHSCA's as a freshman and a sophomore. Recently, McCrary was the second-highest placing underclassmen at Super 32 at 138 pounds. (Flo Wrestling)
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