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Lachlan McNeil Tabbed NWCA Scholar All-America

North Carolina wrestling sophomore Lachlan McNeil collected Scholar All-America recognition, the National Wrestling Coaches Association announced. A native of Toronto, McNeil earns Scholar All-America honors for the second-straight season as a business administration student. On the mat, the Tar Heel 141-pounder became UNC's 58th All-American. (

Lachlan McNeil Makes NCAA Wrestling Semifinals, Earns All-America Status

Lachlan McNeil advanced to the semifinals and earned All-America status for the second-straight season at the 2024 NCAA Wrestling Championships. The redshirt-sophomore became UNC's 58th All-America wrestler. In addition, McNeil is the 15th Tar Heel with multiple All-America finishes, and the 12th Carolina wrestler with back-to-back podium finishes. (

Lachlan McNeil Advances To NCAA Wrestling Quarterfinals

Lachlan McNeil (141 pounds) collected a technical fall and decision, earning his way into the quarterfinals of the 2024 NCAA Wrestling Championships. The Toronto native will wrestle No. 3 Real Woods of Iowa, Friday in the quarterfinals. McNeil was dominant in his opening-round matchup, and advances to the quarterfinals for the second-straight season. (

UNC Wrestlers Ready For NCAA Championships

Five North Carolina wrestlers begin their quests for national championships Thursday, taking part in the 2024 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, in Kansas City. Lachlan McNeil was the lone Tar Heel earning a top-10 seed, clocking in at No. 6 in 141 pounds. Carolina 197-pounder Max Shaw joined McNeil in the top-15 seeds, earning the 15th-seed. (

Ethan Ramos Becomes First UNC Wrestler To Qualify For Olympics

Former UNC wrestler Ethan Ramos became the first Tar Heel in program history to qualify for the Olympic Games, finishing on the podium Friday at the Pan-Am Olympic Games Qualifier, earning the right to represent Puerto Rico in the Summer Games. Ramos was a two-time ACC Champion at 174 pounds and 2015 All-America wrestler at UNC. (

UNC Wrestling Dominates Duke On Senior Night, 41-9

On Senior Night, the North Carolina wrestling team won eight matches over Duke, cruising to a 41-9 victory in Carmichael Arena (Highlights). The win for the Tar Heels is the largest margin of victory over Duke since the 2019-20 season. Against the Blue Devils, UNC collected three falls, two technical falls, one major decision, one decision, and a forfeit. (

UNC Wrestling Downs Virginia In ACC Road Dual

Bonus point victories from Spencer Moore and Sabino Portella paced the North Carolina wrestling team (10-7, 2-2 ACC) over Virginia, 18-16, Friday in ACC action. Moore (125) collected his fourth technical fall of the season, while Portella (184) earned his first collegiate major decision. Carolina now has won seven-straight dual matches against Virginia. (

UNC Wrestling Upends No. 19 Pitt Friday Night, 22-12

Behind four ranked victories, the UNC Wrestling defeated No. 19 Pitt, 22-12, Friday at Carmichael Arena. Carolina earned six decisions, highlighted by ranked wins from Derek Guanajuato (133), Jayden Scott (149), Tyler Eischens (174), and Max Shaw (197). Rounding out the night at heavyweight, Cade Lautt picked up the Tar Heels' lone major decision. (

Sonny Santiago Named ACC Wrestler Of The Week

UNC 157-pounder Sonny Santiago has been named ACC Wrestler of the Week, earning weekly ACC honors for the first time in his career. The redshirt-sophomore joins teammate Lachlan McNeil in earning weekly recognition from the league this season. On Friday night, Santiago defeated NC State's sixth-ranked Ed Scott by decision in overtime, 8-5. (

UNC Wrestling Sinks No. 23 Navy On Sunday

Six UNC wrestlers won matches Sunday as the Tar Heels downed No. 23 Navy, 20-17. Carolina earned a technical fall from Spencer Moore (125) and five decisions by Lachlan McNeil (141), Sonny Santiago (157), Tyler Eischens (174), Gavin Kane (184), and Max Shaw (197). McNeil beat No. 12 Josh Hoderhandt for his 10th ranked victory this season. (
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