Automatic qualifier at 197 pounds after finishing second at the ACC Championships • Enters nationals with a 17-12 record that includes a 9-5 mark in dual competition • Upset NC State’s Malik McDonald in the ACC semifinals before falling to No. 3 Jared Haught of Virginia Tech in the final • Had eight bonus-point wins on the year - five majors, one tech fall and two pins. Prior to UNC:
Spent his first two seasons at Oklahoma before transferring to Grand Canyon • Transferred to UNC after Grand Canyon cut its wrestling program • Took fourth at the Big 12 Championships at 184 as a true freshman at OU • Beat OSU’s Kyle Crutchmer during Oklahoma’s dual win over the Sooners. Prep:
Attended Bellarmine College Prep, where he lettered four seasons and graduated in 2012 • Junior Fila Freestyle Pan Am Champion • Five-time freestyle California state champion • Fargo runner-up in Greco • Finished fourth in Fargo freestyle • Two-time California state placer (finished eighth and third) • Two-time CCS Champion • University Nationals fourth-place finisher in Greco. Personal:
Daniel Chaid is the son of Dan and Theresa Chaid • Father competed at OU and was a four-time All-American and 1985 NCAA Champion.