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Heilmann, Ward Join UNC Wrestling Staff

Former All-Americans Troy Heilmann and Joey Ward have joined the UNC wrestling coaching staff, coach announced. Heilmann begins his coaching career as the program's director of high performance and operations. Ward will serve as volunteer assistant coach. Heilmann capped his UNC career last spring with an ACC title and a podium finish at nationals. (

UNC Athletics: Community Outreach Year In Review

Carolina Athletics is committed to giving back to the campus and surrounding community. Outreach is a part of UNC's culture, and student-athletes act on a desire to serve and embrace their responsibility as role models. Each team has an outreach representative who organizes service opportunities, and the number of hours devoted to service continues to climb. (

Top 25 college programs ranked by athletic success

7. North Carolina: "Top 2017-18 sports: women’s field hockey; men’s soccer; women’s lacrosse. Trajectory: Down. Tar Heels slid out of the Top Ten for the first time since 2014, finishing 13th, and this also was the first time since ’14 that UNC wasn’t the top ACC program." 247Sports: At what point are the Tar Heels going to break through and win the College World Series? (247 Sports)

Record Number Of Tar Heels Named To ACC Academic Honor Roll

For the third year in a row and the fifth time in the past six years, a record number of Tar Heel have earned spots on the ACC Academic Honor Roll. UNC placed 391 student-athletes, an all-time high, on the ACC's 62nd-annual honor roll, announced on Friday. It's the sixth year in a row that more than 300 Tar Heel student-athletes have earned the recognition. (

Tar Heels Finish 13th in Learfield Directors Cup

Seven top-10 finishes and 13 teams in the top 25 led UNC to a 13th-place national showing in the 2017-18 Learfield Sports Directors Cup. This is the 19th consecutive year the Tar Heels have finished in the top 15 in the Directors Cup. The Directors Cup measures NCAA post-season competitive success and awards points in a maximum of 19 sports per school. (

UNC Strength & Conditioning Announces Annual Awards For Olympic Sports

The UNC Strength and Conditioning staff has announced team awards for 2017-18. Honorees from each of UNC's Olympic sports teams have been selected based on performance during in-season and out-of-season programs. The top award for each team is the Iron Ram Award, which goes to the student-athlete with the best overall performance during the year. (

Ethan Ramos Wins Silver At Pan-Am Wrestling Championships

North Carolina senior Ethan Ramos won the silver medal at 79kg Saturday at the 2018 Pan-Am Championships in Lima, Peru. Representing Puerto Rico, Ramos pinned Peru's Marcos Quesada Martinez in 1:01 for a spot in the final. Ramos, a two-time ACC champion and 2015 All-American at UNC, fell to American Mark Hall 6-0 in the final. (

Video: RAMMYS 2018 - Finesse

Watch Tar Heel athletes from all UNC sports find their inner Bruno Mars in their rendition of his hit "Finesse" in a video shown during North Carolina's 2018 RAMMY Awards presented last week in Chapel Hill. Read More...

Navy SEAL Dream Drives UNC Wrestling's Thomas Singley

When he learned about Naval ROTC scholarships, "The stars aligned," said Thomas Singley, a senior on the North Carolina wresting team. Specifically, he hoped to become a Navy SEAL. He's worked toward that goal ever since. He'll begin his military career as a surface warfare officer after graduation and remains unwavering in his commitment to becoming a SEAL. (

O'Connor, Ramos Grab National Wrestling Titles At U.S. Open

North Carolina freshman Austin O'Connor won the UWW Junior Freestyle national title Saturday at the 2018 U.S. Open in Las Vegas. O'Connor, who redshirted in 2017-18, beat Penn State freshman Brady Berge 2-2 on criteria to claim the junior national championship at 70 kg. UNC volunteer assistant coach Tony Ramos was a senior national winner. (

Troy Heilmann Named Most Valuable Wrestler At Year-End Banquet

Senior All-American Troy Heilmann was named the 2018 Most Valuable Wrestler as the North Carolina wrestling team celebrated its 2017-18 season Sunday at the Chapel Hill Country Club. Heilmann's fourth-place finish at 149 pounds last month in Cleveland led the Tar Heels to their best NCAA Championships team finish since 1995. (

All-American wrestler Troy Heilmann never forgets his New Jersey roots

In 2009, Troy Heilmann decided he wanted to be an All-American. After nine years of chasing that dream, the North Carolina wrestler made it happen. In March, Heilmann advanced to the semifinals of the 149-pound weight class at the NCAA Wrestling Championships in Cleveland, Ohio. By virtue of his fourth-place finish, he secured an All-American honor. (Daily Tar Heel)
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