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UNC Wrestling Adds Mohamed Abdelfatah To Coaching Staff

UNC Wrestling coach has announced the addition of Mohamed Abdelfatah to his coaching staff, joining the Tar Heels as a volunteer assistant. As an athlete, the 2006 Senior World champion was a two-time World Cup champion and a three-time Olympian (2000, 2004, 2012). Abdelfatah also added five African Championships to his resume. (GoHeels.com)

No. 15 UNC Wrestling Defeats Campbell, 24-10, In Battle At Bragg

The No. 15 UNC wrestling team won seven matches in Friday's dual versus Campbell on the way to defeating the Fighting Camels, 24-10, at Pope Airfield in the inaugural Battle at Bragg. The event, organized by the United States Army, U.S. Army Recruiting, and Campbell University, brought the Tar Heels to Fort Bragg to face Campbell on Veteran's Day. (GoHeels.com)

Lachlan McNeil's Buzz And Expectations Are Sky High

Lachlan McNeil enters the 2023 wrestling season as a legitimate threat to the 141-pound division after spending the last three years as a member of Canada’s Senior World Team. McNeil was already one of the most highly touted prospects in the sport at 18, but after competing with the best names in the sport, McNeil has astronomical expectations for himself. (UFC.com)

UNC Wrestling Ready For Opening Weekend

The 16th ranked UNC wrestling team begins the 2022-23 match season with a pair of duals at unique locations, both of which are first of their kind for the Tar Heels. Carolina will begin dual season Nov. 11 against Campbell at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, N.C., then return to Chapel Hill for Opening Day at Boshamer Stadium on Nov. 13 vs. the Michigan Wolverines. (GoHeels.com)

There's One More Jump For Clay Lautt To Make

As if UNC's Clay Lautt didn’t have enough incentive going into the wrestling season with the wave of fans in disbelief of his All-American status, he’s entering his final season in one of the most top-heavy divisions in the country at 174 pounds. He’s come a long way, but there’s still a steep hike ahead to sit on the throne. "It’s motivating," Lautt said. (UFC.com)

UNC Wrestling Signs Five In 2023 Recruiting Class

UNC wrestling signed a class of five to National Letters of Intent on Wednesday for the class of 2023. Derek Guanajuato, Cullen Kane, Nolan O'Boyle, Sabino Portella, and Marco Tocci all join the Tar Heels in this year's signing class. Nolan O'Boyle, from Virginia Beach, heads to Chapel Hill as a 165-pounder, after winning state titles in 2021 and 2022. (GoHeels.com)

Austin O'Connor Gearing Up For Dominant MMA Career

Austin O'Connor already has made good on a lifetime commitment to wrestling by becoming one of the biggest stars in the sport, taking home a National Title for UNC in 2021 and even linking up with some of the most dominant champions in the history of MMA. The hype and expectations around O'Connor have only grown coming into his final season. (UFC.com)

Clay Lautt Leads Strong Season Debut For UNC Wrestlers At Southeast Open

Clay Lautt took second place at 174 pounds Saturday as UNC began the 2022-23 wrestling season with a strong performance at the Southeast Open. Tar Heels reached at least the semifinals in eight of 10 weight classes in the Open Division. Gavin Kane finished third at 184 pounds. Max Shaw was third at 197. And Brandon Whitman took third at 285. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Wrestling To Participate In Battle At Bragg On Veterans Day

North Carolina Wrestling will participate in the first-ever Battle at Bragg, hosted by Campbell University and the United States Army. The unique event on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11, will be held at the Pope Army Airfield at Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, N.C. The Tar Heels will face the Campbell Fighting Camels at 7:30 p.m. in head-to-head duals. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Wrestling to Participate in Fort Bragg Matches on Veterans Day

UNC Wrestling will take part in a special tournament at the Fort Bragg military base toward the start of the 2022-23 season. During the UFC 280 event on Saturday, organizers announced the Battle of Fort Bragg event set for November 11 at the base in Fayetteville. The Tar Heels will compete against Campbell University, who is hosting the matches. (Chapelboro.com)
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