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No. 24 UNC Wrestling Storms Past Mocs In Dual Opener

Redshirt freshmen Austin O'Connor and Chasen Blair picked up major decision wins to help lead the No. 24 North Carolina wrestling team to a 23-10 win over the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in the team's first dual of the season Sunday at Maclellan Gym. UNC will hit the road again next weekend for a matchup with No. 8 Arizona State on Saturday in Tempe. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heel Wrestling Launches Children's Hospital Partnership

The North Carolina wrestling program will raise funds for the UNC Children's Hospital throughout the 2018-19 schedule, with a goal to raise $8,000 by the end of the regular season. The team will present a check to UNC Children's at the last home dual of the season. The Tar Heels also will have an honorary kids captain from UNC Children's Hospital at every home dual. (GoHeels.com)

Monday Motivation

It hasn't taken long for Kennedy Monday to become one of the most recognized names in the UNC wrestling room. The sophomore has just one full year under his belt, but after a 2017-18 season in which he took command of the 157 weight class and fell just one round short of being an All-American at the NCAA Championship, Monday already carries a veteran presence. (GoHeels.com)

Tony Ramos Promoted To UNC Assistant Wrestling Coach

Three-time All-American and 2014 NCAA champion Tony Ramos has been promoted to assistant coach for the North Carolina wrestling program. Ramos, who joined the staff as a volunteer assistant in 2016, brings experience from the collegiate and international ranks. "I am excited to have the opportunity to keep working with the the Carolina wrestling program." (GoHeels.com)

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. (GoHeels.com)

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. (GoHeels.com)

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. (GoHeels.com)

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. (GoHeels.com)

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. (GoHeels.com)

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. (GoHeels.com)

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...
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