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Troy Heilmann Named Most Valuable Wrestler At Year-End Banquet
Senior All-American Troy Heilmann was named the 2018 T.J. Jaworsky Most Valuable Wrestler as the North Carolina wrestling team celebrated its 2017-18 season Sunday at the Chapel Hill Country Club. Heilmann's fourth-place finish at 149 pounds last month in Cleveland led the Tar Heels to their best NCAA Championships team finish since 1995.
All-American wrestler Troy Heilmann never forgets his New Jersey roots
In 2009, Troy Heilmann decided he wanted to be an All-American. After nine years of chasing that dream, the North Carolina wrestler made it happen. In March, Heilmann advanced to the semifinals of the 149-pound weight class at the NCAA Wrestling Championships in Cleveland, Ohio. By virtue of his fourth-place finish, he secured an All-American honor.
Heilmann, Ness Lead UNC Wrestling To Landmark Season
Troy Heilmann entered the 2018 NCAA Wrestling Championships in Cleveland looking to become UNC's first national champion since 1995. But placing fourth at 149 pounds, he proved influential in helping the Tar Heels to their best overall NCAA meet in nearly 25 years. The Tar Heels finished 20th, their highest finish since coming in eighth in 1995.
Tar Heels Score Top-20 Finish At NCAA Wrestling Championships
A fourth-place finish by senior Troy Heilmann and a seventh-place finish by junior Chip Ness capped the most successful national tournament for North Carolina in nearly 25 years Saturday at the NCAA Wrestling Championships. The Tar Heels finished the competition with 27 team points, their most since 1996, and in 20th place, their highest finish since 1995.
UNC's Heilmann, Ness Earn All-America Wrestling Honors Friday
Troy Heilmann and Chip Ness earned All-America honors to lead North Carolina on day two of the 2018 NCAA Wrestling Championships in Cleveland, Ohio. With Heilmann and Ness both still alive and guaranteed spots on the podium, Carolina has two All-Americans for the first time since 1995. The Tar Heels enter Saturday's final two sessions in 19th place overall.
Troy Heilmann's Final Act
On the heels of an ACC championship at 149 pounds, Troy Heilmann's decision to continue his wrestling career looms large as he returns to nationals, which start Thursday in Cleveland. One of eight Tar Heels participating in the NCAA Championships, Heilmann is the No. 4 seed at 149 pounds. "If I get on that podium, I'll be excited. But I'm gunning for a national title."
Eight Tar Heels Set For NCAA Wrestling Championships
The largest North Carolina wrestling contingent in nearly two decades is set to begin competition Thursday on day one of the 2018 NCAA Wrestling Championships. ACC champions Troy Heilmann and Ethan Ramos lead the way for coach Coleman Scott, who brings eight competitors to the national tournament, the most for UNC since the 1999 team had nine qualifiers.
Heilmann Proves It On the Mat, UNC Olympic Sports Notes
When Troy Heilmann took the mat Saturday for the 149-pound title match at the ACC Wrestling Championships, he had already earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Wrestling Championships. But he still had more he wanted to prove. With a 3-1 decision over Virginia Tech's Ryan Blees, Heilmann did just that, claiming the title in his final match at Carmichael Arena.
Heilmann, Ramos Lead Tar Heels At ACC Wrestling Championships
Troy Heilmann and Ethan Ramos won Atlantic Coast Conference titles in their final career matches at Carmichael Arena to lead North Carolina to a third-place finish at the 2018 ACC Wrestling Championships Saturday. Heilmann beat Virginia Tech's Ryan Blees to claim the 149-pound title, while Ramos topped Virginia Tech's Hunter Bolen to take gold at 174.
Historic Weekend For Greg Duncan, Olympic Sports Notes
Competing in the ACC Championships for the first time, freshman Greg Duncan accomplished a feat no North Carolina male diver had achieved in 60 years. Duncan won the three-meter diving competition on Wednesday and the one-meter diving event on Thursday. In doing so, he became the first Tar Heel to sweep the springboard events since 1958.
No. 24 UNC Wrestling Powers Past Duke In "Brawl At The Hall"
Pins by No. 8 Troy Heilmann and No. 17 Chip Ness keyed No. 24 North Carolina in a 28-14 win over Duke on Senior Night Wednesday at Memorial Hall. Heilmann, No. 16 Ethan Ramos and No. 15 Danny Chaid won in their final home dual as the Tar Heels improved to 9-10 and 3-2 in the ACC, securing coach Coleman Scott's first winning league season at UNC.
UNC Wrestling Hosts Duke in "Brawl At The Hall" Wednesday Night
No. 24 North Carolina wrestling hosts cross-town rival Duke in the second Brawl At The Hall Wednesday night at 7 at Memorial Hall on the UNC campus. In addition to being the final regular season ACC dual of the year for both teams, it will also mark Senior Night for the Tar Heels. UNC Athletics and Harris Teeter will also team up in the Million Meals Challenge.
UNC Olympic Sports Notes
With the return of leading goal scorer Chris Cloutier and top assist-maker Andy Matthews, the UNC men's lacrosse team entered the season featuring another strong attack. Still, someone needed to fill the void created by the departure of Luke Goldstock, who scored 32 goals last season to finish with 120 in his career. That replacement has proven to be junior Timmy Kelly.
No. 25 UNC Wrestling Falls at No. 9 Virginia Tech
No. 9 Virginia Tech won seven of 10 bouts in a 21-9 victory over No. 25 North Carolina Saturday night at Cassell Coliseum. James Szymanski, Kennedy Monday and Cory Daniel were winners for the Tar Heels, who fell to 8-9 and 2-1 in the ACC. The Hokies improved to 13-2 and 3-0 in the league. Szymanski got the night started on a positive note for UNC.
UNC Olympic Sports Notes
For the fourth straight year, both the UNC men's and women's tennis teams will be heading to the ITA National Team Indoor Championships. As part of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center, the fifth-ranked UNC women defeated Winthrop 4-0 Friday before beating Illinois 4-0 Saturday. The latter win earned the team a spot in the championship.