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No. 8 UNC Wrestling Hosts Arizona State In Final Dual Meet Of The Year

No. 8 UNC Wrestling wraps up its dual meet season Sunday in Carmichael Arena hosting No. 5 Arizona State at 2 p.m. The dual will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra. UNC (14-2) beat Virginia on Friday, 19-18, in Charlottesville. Jaime Hernandez defeated UVA's Louie Hayes in the final match to help UNC finish its ACC slate with a 4-1 record. (

No. 8 UNC Wrestling Holds On For 19-18 Win At Virginia

No. 3 Austin O'Connor's second-period pin and Jaime Hernandez's decision over Louie Hayes helped lead No. 8 North Carolina to a 19-18 win over Virginia on Friday night in Memorial Gymnasium. The Tar Heels will be back in action on Sunday in Carmichael Arena against No. 4 Arizona State. The match is set for 2 p.m., with doors opening at 1 p.m. (

No. 8 UNC Wrestling Set To Finish ACC Season At Virginia Friday

No. 8 North Carolina Wrestling finishes its ACC schedule when it travels to battle Virginia Friday at 7:00 p.m. ET. The dual will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra. UNC enters Friday's dual with the Cavaliers after knocking off No. 9 Pittsburgh last Friday in Carmichael Arena before traveling to Ithaca and collecting a 21-13 win over No. 17 Cornell Sunday. (

No. 8 UNC Wrestling Tops No. 17 Cornell, 21-13

Brandon Whitman's upset of No. 3 Ben Darmstadt at 197 pounds helped lead No. 8 North Carolina to a 21-13 win over No. 17 Cornell Sunday. Joey Melendez won via fall at 125 pounds to secure the victory. With the dual starting at 149 pounds, No. 3 Austin O'Connor and No. 16 A.C. Headlee won with back-to-back decisions to kick off UNC's afternoon. (

No. 8 UNC Wrestling Heads North To Battle No. 17 Cornell Sunday

No. 8 North Carolina is set for its second dual wrestling meet of the weekend as the team travels to New York to battle No. 17 Cornell in Ithaca on Sunday. The dual is set for 1 p.m. ET and will be broadcast live on ESPN+. The Tar Heels are fresh off of another top-10 win following a 22-14 win over No. 9 Pittsburgh on Friday night in Carmichael Arena. (

No. 8 UNC Wrestling Scores 22-14 Win Over No. 9 Pittsburgh

Kennedy Monday's upset of No. 12 Jake Wentzel helped lead No. 8 North Carolina to a 22-14 victory over No. 9 Pittsburgh in Carmichael Arena on Friday. No. 3 Austin O'Connor won his 20th match of the year with a second-period pin to help UNC to another ACC win. The Tar Heels gained early momentum courtesy of Joey Melendez at 125 pounds. (

No. 8 UNC Wrestling Set For Friday Home Dual With No. 9 Pittsburgh

No. 8 North Carolina Wrestling hosts No. 9 Pittsburgh on Friday in Carmichael Arena in the team's second-straight top-10 ACC wrestling dual. The match is set to begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra. The Tar Heels (11-2, 2-1 ACC) stay ranked eighth in the NWCA poll this week following a tight 19-14 loss to No. 3 N.C. State last Friday. (

'They've grown to be brothers': UNC wrestling roommates form a successful foundation

“Company is misery's best companion,” Joey Melendez said, seated next to his North Carolina teammates Clay Lautt, Jaime Hernandez, and Zach Sherman. “Going through it together is way better than doing it by yourself.” The four UNC wrestlers had just finished a Monday evening practice in the blistering hot wrestling facility tucked away in Fetzer Hall. (Daily Tar Heel)

No. 8 UNC Wrestling Falls Just Short Against No. 3 NC State, 19-14

No. 16 Kennedy Monday led the way a technical fall win at 165 pounds, but No. 8 UNC fell just short to No. 3 N.C. State on Friday, dropping a 19-14 dual in Raleigh (Highlights). At heavyweight with the dual meet on the line, N.C. State's Deonte Wilson scored a late takedown over Andrew Gunning to cap a 5-2 decision and give N.C. State a 19-14 win. (

No. 8 UNC Wrestling Visits No. 3 NC State Friday For Key ACC Match

No. 8 North Carolina travels to Raleigh on Friday to visit No. 3 N.C. State at Reynolds Coliseum. This marks the first time the Tar Heels and Wolfpack are both ranked in the top 10 when meeting. The match will be streamed on ACC Network Extra at 7:00 p.m. Last weekend, the Tar Heels knocked off Duke (44-3) and Bucknell (25-9) in Carmichael Arena. (
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