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Eight Tar Heels Set For NCAA Wrestling Championships

The largest North Carolina wrestling contingent in nearly two decades is set to begin competition Thursday on day one of the 2018 NCAA Wrestling Championships. ACC champions Troy Heilmann and Ethan Ramos lead the way for coach , who brings eight competitors to the national tournament, the most for UNC since the 1999 team had nine qualifiers. (

Heilmann Proves It On the Mat, UNC Olympic Sports Notes

When Troy Heilmann took the mat Saturday for the 149-pound title match at the ACC Wrestling Championships, he had already earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Wrestling Championships. But he still had more he wanted to prove. With a 3-1 decision over Virginia Tech's Ryan Blees, Heilmann did just that, claiming the title in his final match at Carmichael Arena. (

Heilmann, Ramos Lead Tar Heels At ACC Wrestling Championships

Troy Heilmann and Ethan Ramos won Atlantic Coast Conference titles in their final career matches at Carmichael Arena to lead North Carolina to a third-place finish at the 2018 ACC Wrestling Championships Saturday. Heilmann beat Virginia Tech's Ryan Blees to claim the 149-pound title, while Ramos topped Virginia Tech's Hunter Bolen to take gold at 174. (

Historic Weekend For Greg Duncan, Olympic Sports Notes

Competing in the ACC Championships for the first time, freshman Greg Duncan accomplished a feat no North Carolina male diver had achieved in 60 years. Duncan won the three-meter diving competition on Wednesday and the one-meter diving event on Thursday. In doing so, he became the first Tar Heel to sweep the springboard events since 1958. (

No. 24 UNC Wrestling Powers Past Duke In "Brawl At The Hall"

Pins by No. 8 Troy Heilmann and No. 17 Chip Ness keyed No. 24 North Carolina in a 28-14 win over Duke on Senior Night Wednesday at Memorial Hall. Heilmann, No. 16 Ethan Ramos and No. 15 Danny Chaid won in their final home dual as the Tar Heels improved to 9-10 and 3-2 in the ACC, securing coach 's first winning league season at UNC. (

UNC Wrestling Hosts Duke in "Brawl At The Hall" Wednesday Night

No. 24 North Carolina wrestling hosts cross-town rival Duke in the second Brawl At The Hall Wednesday night at 7 at Memorial Hall on the UNC campus. In addition to being the final regular season ACC dual of the year for both teams, it will also mark Senior Night for the Tar Heels. UNC Athletics and Harris Teeter will also team up in the Million Meals Challenge. (

UNC Olympic Sports Notes

With the return of leading goal scorer and top assist-maker Andy Matthews, the UNC men's lacrosse team entered the season featuring another strong attack. Still, someone needed to fill the void created by the departure of , who scored 32 goals last season to finish with 120 in his career. That replacement has proven to be junior Timmy Kelly. (

No. 25 UNC Wrestling Falls at No. 9 Virginia Tech

No. 9 Virginia Tech won seven of 10 bouts in a 21-9 victory over No. 25 North Carolina Saturday night at Cassell Coliseum. James Szymanski, Kennedy Monday and Cory Daniel were winners for the Tar Heels, who fell to 8-9 and 2-1 in the ACC. The Hokies improved to 13-2 and 3-0 in the league. Szymanski got the night started on a positive note for UNC. (

UNC Olympic Sports Notes

For the fourth straight year, both the UNC men's and women's tennis teams will be heading to the ITA National Team Indoor Championships. As part of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center, the fifth-ranked UNC women defeated Winthrop 4-0 Friday before beating Illinois 4-0 Saturday. The latter win earned the team a spot in the championship. (

No. 25 UNC Wrestling Improves to 2-0 in ACC with Win Over Pittsburgh

A pin from No. 13 Ethan Ramos helped break a 10-10 tie between UNC and Pittsburgh in Carmichael Auditorium on Friday and led the UNC wrestling team to a 26-10 win. The Tar Heels improved to 8-8 and are now 2-0 in ACC matches. No. 17 Chip Ness won by 8-5 decision at 184, and No. 16 Danny Chaid won by a 13-5 major decision to put the match away. (

No. 25 UNC Wrestling Beats Virginia In ACC Opener

No. 13 Ethan Ramos returned to the mat after a six-week injury layoff and scored a 14-5 major decision over Will Schany at 174 pounds to help No. 25 North Carolina (7-8, 1-0 ACC) to a 24-15 win over Virginia Friday night at Memorial Gym. No. 18 Chip Ness added a technical fall at 184 to put the Tar Heels ahead for good in the ACC opener for both schools. (

UNC Places Seven Wrestlers Among Initial NCAA Coaches’ Panel Rankings

Seven wrestlers from the 25th-ranked Tar Heels were among the season’s first round of coaches’ panel rankings, which were released by the NCAA on Thursday. These rankings are used as a tool to help as part of the selection process for the 2018 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. UNC’s top-ranked wrestler is redshirt senior Troy Heilmann at 149 pounds. (

Nicole Greene's Historic High Jump, UNC Olympic Sports Notes

Nicole Greene high-jumped a personal best of 6 feet, 2 inches (1.88 meters) during the Dick Taylor Carolina Cup on Saturday. Her previous personal best of 6-1 ½ (1.87 meters) was set as a high school senior in 2015. Greene's jump stands as the best in the country this season. It also tied for the second-highest mark in UNC history in the indoor women's high jump. (

Jamie Cherry Boosts Women's Basketball & Olympic Sports Notes

Leah Church's play helped set the stage for Jamie Cherry's game-winning 3-pointer with 12 seconds left against Pitt. In the UNC Wrestling Duals – which the Tar Heels concluded with a 28-12 victory over Army and losses against Wyoming and American – Chip Ness won all three of his bouts, highlighted by a 16-0 technical fall against Prince Hyeamang of American. (

UNC Wrestling Knocks Off No. 8 Minnesota

No. 24 North Carolina scored its first top-10 win under coach when the Tar Heels knocked off No. 8 Minnesota 25-16 Friday at the South Beach Duals. UNC got pins from A.C. Headlee and Danny Chaid among six match wins to score the upset in the first dual of the day. No. 4 Troy Heilmann added a major decision against the Golden Gophers. (
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