Freshman Joey Ward and the Tar Heels head to Maryland this weekend.
Freshman Joey Ward and the Tar Heels head to Maryland this weekend.
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Heels Head To Maryland For Pair Of Duals
Release: 01/24/2013

The North Carolina wrestling squad will look to bounce back this weekend as the Tar Heels head to Maryland for duals against Navy and No. 20 Maryland.

Carolina is coming off a pair of setbacks against nationally-ranked Virginia and Virginia Tech last weekend but will take on Navy (2-1) on Friday in Annapolis and Maryland (9-5, 0-0 ACC) on Saturday in College Park.

The Tar Heels own a 4-4 dual mark this season and are 0-2 in conference action. UNC has dropped its last three duals against both squads after claiming wins during the 2009 dual season, 19-15 at Maryland and 25-9 against Navy.

The reigning ACC Wrestler of the Week, Nathan Kraisser, moved to No. 8 in the InterMat standings after knocking off two of the top 10 wrestlers at 125 lbs. Sophomore Evan Henderson remained in the top 10 this week as he checks in at No. 7 once again at 141 lbs. Freshman Joey Ward was also recognized as the No. 18 wrestler at 133 lbs by InterMat.

The NCAA released its first coaches standings of 2013 and five Tar Heels earned a ranking as the top 33 wrestlers in their respective weight classes:

125 - Nathan Kraisser - #8
133 - Joey Ward - #18
141 - Evan Henderson - #9
165 - John Staudenmayer - #30
184 - Alex Utley - #24

Navy had six wrestlers be mentioned in the rankings with one at each weight class from 157 to heavyweight. Maryland had five wrestlers mentioned at 125, 133, 174, 184, 197.

Probable Lineups

Weight North Carolina Navy Maryland
125 #8 Nathan Kraisser (24-4) Patrick Prada (15-7) OR
Jericho Urmenita (10-1)
Shane Gentry (14-6) OR
Paul O'Neill (5-4)
133 #18 Joey Ward (16-7) OR
Pat Owens (7-6)
Colton Rasche (13-9 OR
Quentin Leadbeter (8-8)
#16 Geoffrey Alexander (14-6)
141 #8 Evan Henderson (26-6) Joe Locksmith (12-9) OR
Alex Johnson (16-7)
Shane Arechiga (15-9)
149 Nick Heilmann (15-11) OR
Christian Barber (17-11)
Raymond Borja (13-4) OR
Ben Hunter (6-5)
Lou Mascola (8-6)
157 Chris Mears (4-10) Bobby Barnhisel (23-5) OR
Bobby Burg (9-7)
Danny Orem (4-9) OR
Brady Massaro (3-7) OR
TJ Guidice (7-9)
165 John Staudenmayer (16-9) Peyton Walsh (19-8) OR
Matt Jackson (12-7)
Josh Snook (5-13) OR
Domenic DeRobertis (3-3)
174 Tanner Eitel (4-1) #14 Mathew Miller (15-4) OR
William Miller (16-8)
#5 Josh Asper (9-1)
184 Alex Utley (18-10) OR
Frank Abbondanza (7-13)
Mason Bailey (21-11) OR
James Mannier (17-9)
#7 Jimmy Sheptock (27-3)
197 Antonio Giorgio (8-5) Oscar Huntley (19-8) #18 Christian Boley (15-6)
HWT Cody Klempay (2-11) Dan Miller (14-8) OR
Brendan Kahle (7-10)
Dallas Brown (7-5) OR
Carl Buchholz (6-10)


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