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No. 22 UNC Wrestling Hosts Rival Duke Friday Night On ACC Network

The No. 22 North Carolina wrestling team will open its conference season with a dual against rival Duke inside Carmichael Arena at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 21. The Tar Heels will also host the Little Rock Trojans on Sunday at 3 p.m. UNC and Duke have faced each other 48 straight years, and in that time, UNC holds a 46-2 record against the Blue Devils. (GoHeels.com)

UNC's Marisol Nugent becomes first woman ever listed on an ACC varsity wrestling roster

"Train like a Tar Heel." Those words from the North Carolina wrestling staff are what drew redshirt freshman Marisol Nugent to UNC. The women’s wrestling star and 2021 U23 All-American, who transferred from Lehigh University, is the first woman ever listed on an ACC varsity wrestling roster. Nugent has wrestled since she was in elementary school. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC Wrestlers Kizhan Clarke, Max Shaw Win Titles At F&M Open

The No. 20 UNC wrestling team opened the new year, winning two titles Friday at the David H. Lehman F&M Open. Eleven Tar Heels combined for eight bonus-point wins and a 20-18 record. Two UNC wrestlers won championships, including No. 7 Kizhan Clarke at 141 and No. 27 Max Shaw. Clarke improved his record to 8-0 in today's impressive outing. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Wrestling Enters COVID Protocols, Will Not Compete Saturday or Sunday

UNC wrestling has become the latest Tar Heel team to have its schedule affected by COVID protocols this season. The team announced it would not compete in this weekend’s Southern Scuffle in Chattanooga, TN, due to COVID protocols within the program. The Tar Heels have not hit the mats since a December 17 victory over Appalachian State. (Chapelboro.com)

Joe Heilmann Named ACC Co-Wrestler of the Week

Tar Heel wrestler Joe Heilmann was named ACC Co-Wrestler of the Week on Tuesday afternoon following a win over a ranked opponent in UNC's 17-15 win over Appalachian State. He's the third Carolina wrestler this season to bring home the award. The junior picked up an impressive win over No. 23 Codi Russell on Friday night at Appalachian State. (GoHeels.com)

No. 20 UNC Wrestling Edges Appalachian State, 17-15

The No. 20 North Carolina wrestling team notched the 17-15 win at Appalachian State on Friday night. No. 9 Kizhan Clarke was in control the whole match en route to a 7-3 decision at 141. No. 7 Austin O'Connor took care of business at 157 and earned the 12-3 major decision. Gavin Kane earned a clutch 3-1 decision at 184 to give the Tar Heels the lead. (GoHeels.com)

No. 20 UNC Wrestling Squares Off With Appalachian State Friday

The No. 20 North Carolina wrestling team visits Appalachian State on Friday in Boone, N.C. The dual is set for a 7:00 p.m. start at Varsity Gym. UNC and Appalachian State have met 21 times in the programs' histories, with the Tar Heels holding a 19-1-1 advantage. Appalachian State head coach John Mark Bentley wrestled for UNC from 1997-2001. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Wrestler, Renaissance Man Gino Esposito Leading With Heart

Gino Esposito radiates positivity even when the world can be downright gloomy. He is a renaissance man with interests ranging from wrestling to short story writing. But more than his eclectic skillset sets him apart. His kindness and humanity are noteworthy. "People are struggling with finding meaning in their life I want to give my life to helping people." (UNC.edu)

UNC Celebrates December Graduates

Twenty-nine UNC student-athletes received their degrees Sunday in Winter Commencement ceremonies at the Dean E. Smith Center. Listed are Tar Heels who received degrees. Football: , , Joshua Ezeudu, Jeremiah Gemmel, Sam Howell, Marcus McKethan, Kyler McMichael, Trey Morrison, , Jordan Tucker. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Student-Athletes Excel Again In Graduation Success Rates

Graduation Success Rates for UNC athletes the past four years remained at 88 percent, the second straight year the Tar Heels recorded their highest-ever four-year graduation rate. Three programs had increases of at least nine percentage points, including men's basketball, which reached the 100-percent mark over the past four years for the first time. (GoHeels.com)
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