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Video: Carolina Insider - Interview with Two-Time NCAA Wrestling Champ Austin O'Connor

North Carolina Wrestling's now two-time national champion Austin O'Connor joins and Adam Lucas in the studio to talk about his latest NCAA title, the shift from the 149 to 157 pound weight class, the emotions involved in wrestling, cutting weight, and much more. (View Video)

Austin O'Connor Named Finalist For Hodge Trophy

North Carolina Wrestling 157-pound national champion Austin O'Connor has been named a finalist for the 2023 WIN Magazine/Culture House Dan Hodge Trophy. On the season, O'Connor went 23-0 with seven major decisions, five falls, and four technical falls, on his way to being the ACC and NCAA Champion at 157-pounds. Fans can vote for O'Connor here. (

Video: Locked On Tar Heels - Stay or go? Armando Bacot; UNC women fall; 2nd natty for O'Connor

Host Isaac Schade gives five reasons should return to UNC for his final season and five reasons he should go. The women’s basketball team fell at Ohio St. on Monday, 71-69, in a gut-wrenching finish. Austin O'Connor won his second wrestling national championship, and women’s lacrosse took their first L of the season. (View Video)

Austin O'Connor calls second wrestling national title 'more special' than first for North Carolina

Austin O’Connor retooled in 2022-23 to go after his second national title for UNC Wrestling. It worked. O’Connor defeated Penn State’s Levi Haines in the 157-pound final 6-2 to cap off an undefeated senior season. He established himself as one of the greatest wrestlers in Tar Heels history. O’Connor finished his career 116-10 over five seasons. (

Austin O'Connor Wins Second NCAA Wrestling Title

Austin O'Connor returned to the top of the podium for the second time in his Tar Heel career, defeating No. 2 Levi Haines of Penn State, 6-2, to claim the 157-pound National Championship at the NCAA Wrestling Championships (Highlights). O'Connor brings home the gold for the second time in his legendary UNC career after winning the 149-title in 2021. (

UNC Duo Finishes NCAA Wrestling Championships As All-Americans

Lachlan McNeil (141 pounds) and Gavin Kane (184) concluded their first career All-America weekend Saturday with fourth and eighth place finishes, respectively, at the NCAA Wrestling Championships in Tulsa. McNeil wrapped up a wild two-week stretch which included a Canadian Wrestling Championship, All-America honors, and fourth place finish. (

Austin O'Connor Advances To NCAA Wrestling Final; Kane, McNeil Earn All-America Honors

Austin O'Connor advanced to the 157-pound finals, as Gavin Kane and Lachlan McNeil joined him garnering All-America honors on day two of the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. O'Connor advanced to the final in dramatic fashion over No. 5 seed and previously undefeated Josh Humphreys of Lehigh, 4-3. (

Lachlan McNeil, Austin O'Connor Advance To NCAA Wrestling Quarterfinals

Lachlan McNeil (141 pounds) and Austin O'Connor (157) won two matches and advanced to the quarterfinals, on day one of the 2023 NCAA Wrestling Championships at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. At 125-pounds, No. 26 Jack Wagner picked up a huge victory to begin his tournament, defeating No. 7 Brandon Kaylor of Oregon State by decision, 3-1. (

Video: Austin O'Connor Ready To Do It Again

With one national championship already on his resume, North Carolina Wrestling standout Austin O'Connor is looking to do it again when he takes the mat as a No. 1 seed at 157 pounds at this weekend's NCAA Wrestling Championships in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (View Video)

Five Tar Heels Ready For NCAA Wrestling Championships

Five North Carolina wrestlers begin their quests for national championships Thursday at the 2023 NCAA Wrestling Championships at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Tar Heels competing, along with their seeds, are as follows. 125: Jack Wagner (26), 141: Lachlan McNeil (10), 157: Austin O'Connor (1), 184: Gavin Kane (11), 197: Max Shaw (32). (
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