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UNC Wrestling Falls To NC State, 25-12

The No. 22 North Carolina wrestling team won three matches on Friday night against No. 4 NC State but fell to the Wolfpack 25-12 at Reynolds Coliseum to close its regular season (Highlights). The highlight of the night was at 174 pounds when No. 9 Clay Lautt pinned 4-time All-American and previously unbeaten No. 4 Hayden Hidlay in the second period. (

No. 22 UNC Wrestling Visits No. 4 NC State Friday Night

The No. 22 North Carolina wrestling team will face its third-straight ranked opponent when they visit No. 4 NC State on Friday to end the regular season. UNC leads the all-time wrestling rivalry 65-61-2. Fans can watch live on ACC Network at 7 p.m. Four Tar Heels are ranked in the top-10 of their weight classes in this week's InterMat individual rankings. (

Gavin Kane Named ACC Co-Wrestler Of The Week

UNC redshirt freshman Gavin Kane was named ACC Co-Wrestler of the Week on Tuesday following a top-10 ranked win at Virginia Tech last Friday. He's the fourth Tar Heel wrestler this season to win the award. Kane picked up an impressive victory over No. 10 Hunter Bolen on Friday at Virginia Tech. Kane is 15-2 overall with an 11-match win streak. (

No. 21 UNC Wrestling Drops Road Match To No. 7 Virginia Tech

The No. 21 North Carolina wrestling team dropped a hard-fought match to No. 7 Virginia Tech 23-11 on Friday at Cassell Coliseum (Highlights). The match started at 125, with Spencer Moore taking on No. 20 Sam Latona. Moore would battle but could not overcome the pressure from Latona as he fell 10-5 by decision. The 184 bout was intense. (

No. 21 UNC Wrestling Set For Big Road Match vs. No. 7 Virginia Tech Friday

The No. 21 North Carolina wrestling team will travel to No. 7 Virginia Tech for a ranked Friday night showdown against the Hokies. The dual match is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be streamed on ACC Network Extra. Entering the Tar Heels matchup with the Hokies, the team features seven nationally-ranked wrestlers in the InterMat individual polls. (

No. 24 UNC Wrestling Downs No. 19 Pitt On Senior Night

The No. 24 North Carolina wrestling team secured a 19-12 victory over No. 19 Pittsburgh in Carmichael Arena on Friday. The Tar Heels also secured a perfect 6-0 record at home this season. The last UNC team to go undefeated at home was the 2001-02 team, who went 10-0. Joe Heilmann took a massive 3-2 win over No. 7 Micky Phillippi at 133. (

No. 24 UNC Wrestling Hosts No. 19 Pitt On Friday For Senior Night

The No. 24 North Carolina wrestling team hosts No. 19 Pittsburgh at 7 p.m. Friday in Carmichael Arena. The Tar Heels, who have seven ranked wrestlers, will honor seven seniors before the match. Mark Chaid, Kizhan Clarke, Jaime Hernandez, Clay Lautt, Austin O'Connor, Hunter Queen, and Zach Sherman have had immense success as Tar Heels. (

Five UNC Wrestlers Win Titles At Appalachian Open

The No. 24 North Carolina wrestling team concluded the weekend Saturday at the Appalachian Open. Five UNC wrestlers won championships, including Joe Heilmann at 133, No. 6 Austin O'Connor at 157, Isaias Estrada at 165, No. 14 Clay Lautt at 174, and No. 21 Gavin Kane at 184. The Tar Heels return to action on Friday, hosting No. 19 Pittsburgh. (

No. 24 UNC Wresting Edges Virginia, 17-16

The No. 24 UNC wrestling team moved to 7-4 and 2-0 in the ACC with a 17-16 win at Virginia (Highlights). After 10 matches, the score was tied at 16, but the Tar Heels claimed the victory on criteria with 53 points scored to 45 for the Cavaliers. Kizhan Clarke earned UNC's first points of the match with a 6-2 decision to stay undefeated this season. (

Clay Lautt Named ACC Co-Wrestler Of The Week

UNC's Clay Lautt was named ACC Co-Wrestler of the Week on Tuesday, following two hard-fought victories this past weekend. This is the second time he has been named ACC Wrestler of the Week this season and the fourth time overall a UNC wrestler has received the honor. Lautt tallied six dual points for the Tar Heels, the first three against Duke. (
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