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Five UNC Student-Athletes Earn Phi Beta Kappa Induction

Five Tar Heels were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa honorary society this week, recognizing outstanding academic performance as they represent UNC in a varsity sport. Student-athletes inducted were Jamie Antinori (gymnastics), Kate Boyer (swimming & diving), A.J. Rechenmacher (wrestling), Kelly Williams (rowing), and Caroline Young (rowing). (GoHeels.com)

O'Connor, Ness Lead Carolina To Strong Finish At NCAA Wrestling Championships

Austin O'Connor led the way for North Carolina on the final day of the NCAA Wrestling National Championships, finishing in third place at 149 pounds. Chip Ness, the other Tar Heel All-American, finished sixth at 184 pounds. UNC secured a 19th-place finish, and O'Connor became just the seventh freshman All-American in UNC wrestling history. (GoHeels.com)

Chip Ness, Austin O'Connor Become All-Americans in Advancing to NCAA Wrestling Quarterfinals

At 149 pounds, Austin O’Connor defeated George Mason’s Tejan Anthony 3-1 in his opening match–before knocking off Campbell’s Josh Heil to punch his ticket to the final eight. The other Tar Heel to accomplish the feat was 184-pounder was No. 15 seed Chip Ness, who notched a stunning come-from-behind 8-5 win against Penn State’s Shakur Rasheed to advance. (Chapelboro.com)

Austin O'Connor Leads Eight Tar Heels In NCAA Wrestling Brackets

All eight North Carolina wrestlers heading to the NCAA Wrestling Championships have received their seeds as the brackets for next week's tournament were announced Wednesday. Freshman Austin O'Connor leads the way for UNC as the No. 6 seed at 149 pounds. Eight wrestlers qualified matches the most Tar Heels at nationals since 1999. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Take Third At ACC Wrestling Championships

North Carolina finished third in the ACC team race and posted a pair of runner-up finishes in the ACC Wrestling Championships on Saturday. Six Tar Heels earned bids to the 2019 NCAA Championships. Gary Wayne Harding (133), AC Headlee (141), Austin O'Connor (149), Chip Ness (184), Brandon Whitman (197) and Cory Daniel (285). (GoHeels.com)

ACC Wrestling Notebook

After three months of competing primarily in dual meets and focusing on how they can best help the team, North Carolina's wrestlers have embraced a more individualized approach since the end of the regular season. Sure, the Tar Heels still want to see their teammates succeed. But they also know now is the time when all of their hard work will pay off the most. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Wrestling Coach Coleman Scott Focusing on the Details

As he's sat in the Tar Heel wrestling room this week, plenty has run through 's mind. UNC wrestling's head coach hasn't been just a head coach this week. Planning for the ACC Championships and NCAAs for his team isn't a light job. It carries more responsibility than your average cycle throughout the year. "Everything you guys need, put it on us this week." (GoHeels.com)

No. 13 UNC Wrestling Grabs Share Of ACC Title With Win Over Duke

No. 13 North Carolina defeated Duke, 23-16, on Friday in Durham to win a share of the ACC regular season dual meet title for the first time since 2002 (Highlights). Gary Wayne Harding led the way with a pin, and Cory Daniel and Joe Heilmann won with tech falls to help UNC capitalize with bonus points. UNC will share the dual meet title with NC State. (GoHeels.com)

No. 13 UNC Wrestling Falls To No. 10 NC State, 20-14

The No. 13 North Carolina wrestling team suffered its first ACC loss of the season, falling to No. 10 NC State 20-14 Friday at Carmichael Arena. A couple of close matches that swung the wrong way gave the Wolfpack an early advantage that the Tar Heels were never able to overcome. No. 4 Austin O'Connor was dominant again with another top-10 win. (GoHeels.com)

Eight UNC Wrestlers Among Initial NCAA RPI Rankings

The NCAA released a pair of new wrestling rankings Thursday, including the second of four Coaches’ Panel rankings and the Ratings Percentage Index rankings. North Carolina is ranked No. 13 as a team, with eight Tar Heels in the RPI rankings. Redshirt freshman Austin O’Connor is the top ranked Tar Heel, checking in at No. 3 overall at 149 pounds. (Chapelboro.com)

No. 13 UNC Wrestling Primed for Matchup With No. 10 NC State

If the No. 13 Tar Heels knock off the No. 10 Wolfpack, they'll clinch at least a share of the ACC dual meet wrestling title for the first time since 2002. And with just Duke left on the ACC slate after NC State, it's reasonable to believe UNC could win the ACC outright for the first time since 1999 and finish the ACC regular season undefeated for the first time since 1997. (GoHeels.com)

No. 15 UNC Wrestling Knocks Off No. 11 Virginia Tech

No. 15 North Carolina used some late-bout heroics from multiple wrestlers to secure an 18-14 victory over No. 11 Virginia Tech Friday night at Carmichael Arena (Highlights). Trailing 15-14 with two matches remaining, freshman Brandon Whitman and redshirt senior Cory Daniel gutted out wins to give the Tar Heels (11-5 3-0 ACC) their first victory over the Hokies since 2008. (GoHeels.com)
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