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Optimism and Expectations for UNC Wrestling

When walked into Carmichael Arena on Tuesday to kick off UNC Wrestling's preseason meeting, the energy was different. One look around the room demonstrated the buzz that was present. When the team gathered in one place for the first time this season, the talent and optimism for how special this group can be jumped off the walls. (

Gabriel Tagg Wins Bronze at Junior World Wrestling Championships

Gabriel Tagg won bronze at the Junior World Championships after defeating his opponent from Georgia, 15-4 in the bronze medal match Wednesday. Tagg began his match down 4-0, but used a takedown and turn sequence to work all the way back to a tech fall. His win marks the first wrestler to become a world medalist in the era at UNC. (

UNC Wrestler Gabriel Tagg Heads To Estonia To Compete In Junior Worlds

UNC freshman Gabriel Tagg will wrestle at the Junior World Championships this week, representing the United States at 61kg. Tagg earned the World Team spot in May with his best-of-three series win over fellow UNC standout Jaime Hernandez at the World Team Trials in Raleigh. UNC assistant Tony Ramos will travel with Tagg to coach him in the tournament. (

Postcard from Japan: UNC Wrestling Checks in From Gunma

Brandon Whitman here, a sophomore from Dundee, Michigan. We're a long way from the States here in Japan, but we're having a great time as a team, growing closer and enjoying the camaraderie. Yesterday, we went on a hike and reached the summit to see an amazing view of Mount Fuji. A group of us made it to the top and got some incredible pictures. (

UNC Wrestling Set For Visit To Japan

The UNC wrestling team will head to Tokyo, Japan, on Friday for a two-week summer training tour ahead of the 2019-20 preseason. The team and staff will be in Japan until August 14, training in and experiencing unique spots around the country. In addition to Tokyo, one of the team's destinations will be the prefecture of Gunma, famous for its hot springs. (

Blah Dahnweih Joins UNC Wrestling Freshman Class

North Carolina wrestling has added Illinois prep standout Blah Dahnweih to the 2019-20 freshman class, coach announced Tuesday. Dahnweih comes to Chapel Hill from DeKalb High School, where he went 48-1 his senior season. His lone loss came in the Class 3A state championship match after a third-place finish during his junior season. (

Tar Heels Claim 21st Top-10 Directors' Cup Finish

A national championship in field hockey, an NCAA runner-up finish in women's soccer and a trio of third-place ties led the University of North Carolina to 10th place in the final 2018-19 Directors' Cup standings. It's the 21st time in 26 years of the Directors' Cup the Tar Heels have finished in the top 10. UNC amassed 987 points, 0.17 points ahead of LSU. (

UNC Wrestling Coach Coleman Scott Learning From The Best

There's something beautiful about the way wrestling serves as a microcosm for the real world. Grit. Resilience. Strong will. The world is tough and it takes staying true to who you are to come out victorious. Or at least that's what UNC's wrestling head coach says. It's part of a common thread among some of UNC's most storied coaches. (Rams Club)

Tar Heels Team Up To Help Habitat For Humanity

UNC student-athletes teamed up recently to benefit Habitat for Humanity, helping to put the finishing touches on homes in an Orange County neighborhood. Members of UNC's rowing, women's soccer, volleyball, and wrestling teams, along with coaches and staff members spent an entire afternoon working in the Tinnin Woods neighborhood in Efland, N.C. (

Total Tar Heels: UNC Athletes Excel Outside of Competition

was honored at the Chancellor's Awards as the winner of the Memorial Award, which goes to the student-athlete who has performed with distinction in his or her sport and contributed to the Carolina community through co-curricular activities. Former UNC football player is pursuing a joint MD/PhD. (
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