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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)

Freshman Austin O'Connor Named ACC Wrestler of the Week for Third Time

UNC freshman Austin O'Connor has been named the ACC Wrestler of the Week for February 5. The honor is the third of the season for O'Connor and the first since he was recognized in back-to-back weeks November 20-27. O'Connor upped his impressive season record to 25-3 with a pair of pins in the 17th-ranked Tar Heels' team wins over Bucknell and No. 13 Pitt. (GoHeels.com)

Cory Daniel's Sudden Victory Lifts No. 17 UNC Wrestling Past No. 13 Pitt

Cory Daniel's dramatic overtime win and No. 4 Austin O'Connor's pin helped lead No. 17 North Carolina to a 19-16 victory over No. 13 Pittsburgh Saturday. Joe Heilmann started the afternoon strong with his second win in as many days. The freshman came out firing against Pittsburgh's Brandon Fenton and began cutting for a major decision in the second period. (GoHeels.com)

No. 17 UNC Wrestling Thumps Bucknell, 31-6

Josh McClure's upset of No. 10 Zach Hartman and No. 4 Austin O'Connor's second-period pin helped No. 17 North Carolina beat Bucknell, 31-6, Friday at Sojka Pavilion. O'Connor's performance sparked UNC's momentum, but McClure's upset of No. 10 Zach Hartman was the highlight of the night. UNC hits the mat again Saturday against No. 12 Pittsburgh at 2 p.m. (GoHeels.com)

No. 17 UNC Wrestling Tops No. 25 Virginia

Chip Ness won his 11th straight home match and redshirt freshman Jaime Hernandez picked up his second major decision of the year to help No. 17 North Carolina beat No. 25 Virginia, 22-13, Saturday at Carmichael Arena. After Virginia's No. 5 Jack Mueller won via major decision against Joe Heilmann, the Tar Heels responded with three straight majors to take command. (GoHeels.com)
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