UNC Wrestling Bio
 Christian Barber
Barber Barber 770168

2014-15: Qualified for NCAAs for the second straight season, finishing 13-12 overall and 6-6 in duals • Knocked off second-seeded Sal Mastriani of Virginia Tech in the ACC semifinals to earn an automatic bid to nationals • Opened NCAAs with a 10-3 win over Clayton Ream of North Dakota State • Finished 2-2 in ACC dual action with wins over Mastriani and NC State's Sam Melikian • Pinned No. 8 Dylan Cottrell of Appalachian State in sudden victory overtime to help the Tar Heels to a tight dual victory • Finished the season with one pin and one major decision • Took fourth at the Hokie Open to start the year with a 2-2 showing.

2013-14: Had a breakout season as a redshirt sophomore, finishing 32-12 overall and 13-3 in duals • NCAA qualifier at 149 pounds • Defeated Ohio State's Ian Paddock 6-5 at nationals • Champion at the Wolfpack Open with five wins, part of a 15-match winning streak that stretched over a month • Finished fourth at the ACC Championships after going 5-1 in regular season action • Had wins over ranked opponents No. 20 Justin Arthur of Clarion and No. 26 Brian Haman of NC State • Also finished fourth in his weight class at the Reno Tournament of Champions and fifth at the Hokie Open • Finished the season with one pin, one tech fall and four major decisions.

2012-13: Compiled a 22-14 record at 149 pounds, including a 7-4 mark in duals • Finished second at the Wolfpack Open and sixth at the Nittany Lion Open • Scored a pair of wins in ACC action over opponents from Maryland and NC State, including a major decision over NC State's Tomas Gantt • Collected pins against Clarion's Zachary Ross and Indiana's Preston Keiffer.

2011-12: Went 21-14 in his redshirt year at 149 pounds • Bounced back after losing his first match at the Hokie Open to win three matches all by pins • Won five matches at the Appalachian Open including two by major decisions • Collected three major decisions and three pins on the season.

Prep: Attended Westfield High School • Captured the 2011 New Jersey State Title • Posted a 41-1 record as a senior • Two-time team captain • Turned in a 112-21 record during his four-year career • Honor roll student.

Personal: Christian Barber is the son of Jeffrey and Vanessa Barber • Birthday is Sept. 27 • Born in Westfield, N.J.

Overall Dual Pins TF MD
2014-15   13-12 6-6 1 0 1
2013-14   32-12 13-3 1 1 4
2012-13   22-14 7-5 2 0 3
Totals   67-38 26-14 4 1 8
Weight: 149
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Hometown: Westfield, N.J.
High School: Westfield
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