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Evan Henderson checks in at No. 19 this week in the rankings.
Evan Henderson checks in at No. 19 this week in the rankings.
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UNC Hosts Arizona State In Home Opener
Release: 11/08/2012

The North Carolina wrestling squad will hold its first home dual of the season on Friday when the Tar Heels welcome Arizona State to Carmichael Arena at 7:30 p.m.

The Tar Heels will look to open the dual season on solid footing on Friday as the young squad will face another young squad from the Pac-12.

Carolina had six wrestlers finish among the top five in their weight classes in the season-opening event a week ago. Freshman Joey Ward (133) and sophomore Antonio Giorgio (197) led the way with second place finishes. 

Returning NCAA participant Evan Henderson (141) finished third in last week's Hokie Open for the Tar Heels.

All 10 potential starters for the Tar Heels are underclassmen this week with five sophomores leading the way along with three redshirt freshmen and three true freshmen.

The Sun Devils counter with underclassmen in eight of the 10 starting spots.

Chapel Hill will be the first stop on a three-day tour for the Sun Devils to the Carolinas.

Probable Lineups

North Carolina Weight Arizona State
Nathan Kraisser (Fr., 4-2) 125 Dalton Miller (So., 0-0) OR
Arez Carpio (Fr., 0-0)
Joey Ward (Fr., 4-1) 133 Shane McGough (So., 0-0)
#19 Evan Henderson (So., 4-1) 141 Matt Kraus (Fr., 0-0) OR
Alex Schmersahl (RFr., 0-0)
Christian Barber (RFr., 3-2) 149 Nathan Hoffer (So., 0-0) OR
Joel Smith (So., 0-0)
Ryan Harrington (Fr., 4-2) OR
Chris Mears (So., 3-2)
157 Codey Combs (RFr., 0-0)
John Staudenmayer (RFr., 5-2) 165 Park Madl (RFr., 0-0)
Frank Abbondanza (So., 3-2) 174 Blake Stauffer (RFr., 0-0) OR
Jacob Graham (So., 0-0)
Alex Utley (So., 3-2) 184 Kevin Radford (So., 0-0)
Antonio Giorgio (So., 3-1) 197 Jake Meredith (Sr., 0-0)
Jake Barnhart (RFR., 2-2) HWT #9 Levi Cooper (Sr., 0-0)



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