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Many former North Carolina high school standouts competed in the various collegiate national championships, culminating with the NCAA Division I National Championships. 21 wrestlers that either compete for colleges located in North Carolina, or wrestled for North Carolina high schools, participated, and 3 earned All-American status.

  • Representing the North Carolina high school scene was Missouri's Raymond Jordan, a 3x state champion from New Bern, NC. Jordan won both of his matches this morning to finish in 3rd place.
  • Pulling off a huge upset at 149 was Darrion Caldwell of NC State, defeating Iowa's #1 Brent Metcalf by a final score of 11-6.
  • Konrad Dudziak, the first All-American in Duke history, finishes as the National runner-up after dropping a 3-2 decision in the tiebreaker overtime to Missouri's #2 Mark Ellis.

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Many North Carolina wrestlers competed in the ACC and Southern Conference Championships.

ACC Championships
March 7 @ Virginia Tech
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SoCon Championships
March 7 @ The Citadel
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Wolfpack Travels to Vegas For Cliff Keen Invitational, Dec 4

Bencivenga earns Wrestler of the Month award, Dec 4

Barone And Dudziak Ranked In USA Today/NWCA/InterMat Poll, Dec 2

Bulldogs Prepare For Home Opener Against VMI, Dec 2

Bencivenga joins Bullins in national rankings, Dec 2

Tenpenny Takes Title At Mat Town Open, Dec 1

Wrestling Drops Drexel, Trotman Goes 4-0, Nov 29

Wolfpack Wrestling Splits With Seton Hill and Newberry, Nov 29

Bencivenga goes 4-0, but Spartans drop four matches at Northeast Duals, Nov 29

Bencivenga earns Wrestler of the Week honors, Nov 28

Altman, O’Hair Lead Wildcats at Keystone Classic, Nov 24

Metcalf Tech Falls Caldwell, 19-3, Nov 24

Tar Heels Take Two Of Three At Sprawl & Brawl, Nov 23

Bidelspach, Reid Lead Campbell Grapplers at Navy Classic, Nov 22

ASU to Compete at Keystone Classic, Nov 22

Gardner-Webb Takes 10th At Naval Academy Classic, Nov 22

Weakley, Miller And Davis Capture Titles At 28th Annual Pembroke Classic, Nov 22

Bencivenga leads UNCG at Navy Classic, Nov 22

Barone And Dudziak Win Against Four Grapplers At Navy Classic, Nov 22

Bulldogs Take Down Anderson For First Win Of The Season, Nov 19

Wildcats Go 1-2 in Home Opener with Win over Campbell, Nov 18

Tar Heels' Ramirez Enters National Rankings, Nov 18

UNCG’s Bullins Ranked in Latest Poll, Nov 18

Appalachian State Wrestling Takes Two Out of Three in Season Opener, Nov 16

Porter And Tate Remain Unbeaten, But Bulldogs Lose At Appalachian State, Nov 16

Campbell Wrestling opens dual match schedule with three contests at Davidson, Nov 16

Wrestling Competes At Hokie Open, Nov 16

Wolfpack Wrestling Drops Three in ACC/Big Ten Clash, Nov 15

Braves Topple Belmont Abbey In Dual Meet Opener, Nov 15

Mueller Paces Tar Heels At ACC/Big Ten Clash, Nov 15

Wrestling Back In Action At Two Events This Weekend, Nov 14

Butcher Wins in Knights Loss to Anderson, Nov 14

Gardner-Webb Drops Season-Opening Match At Liberty , Nov 11

Ramirez Leads Strong Tar Heel Showing At Wolfpack Open, Nov 9

Wrestling Captures Five Victories On Opening Weekend, Nov 8

Nash Takes Third Place Honors At Wolfpack Open, Nov 8

SAPC Opens Wrestling Season with Winning Record at The Citadel Open, Nov 8

Preseason Q&A With C.D. Mock, Nov 7

Appalachian State Wrestling Has Final Exhibition Before Opener, Nov 4