UNC defeats Duke

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- On Senior Night, the North Carolina wrestling team (11-7, 3-2 ACC) won eight matches on the night over Duke, cruising to a 41-9 victory in Carmichael Arena.

The win for the Tar Heels is the largest margin of victory over Duke since the 2019-20 campaign.

Against the Blue Devils, Carolina collected three falls, two technical falls, one major decision, one decision and a forfeit.

Beginning the night at 125 pounds, Spencer Moore earned the first period pin over Logan Agin.

The Tar Heels then rattled off seven-straight victories, started by a decision from Jace Palmer (133). Carolina earned back-to-back technical falls courtesy of Jayden Scott (149) and Sonny Santiago (157), followed by a fall from Isaias Estrada (165) and a forfeit win credited to Tyler Eischens (174).

Rounding out the Carolina victories, Gavin Kane (184) and Max Shaw (197) cruised in their matchups, with a major decision and fall, respectively.

Up next, the Tar Heels are set to host the 2024 ACC Wrestling Championships from Carmichael Arena, on March 10.

125: No. 29 Spencer Moore (UNC) over Logan Agin (Duke): Fall (2:57)
133: Raymond Adams (Duke) over Max Martin (UNC): 10-1 MD
141: Jace Palmer (UNC) over Christian Colman (Duke): 4-1 Dec
149: No. 32 Jayden Scott (UNC) over Jarred Papcsy (Duke): 21-4 TF
157: No. 32 Sonny Santiago (UNC) over Logan Ferrero (Duke): 20-5 TF
165: Isaias Estrada (UNC) over Gaetano Console (Duke): Fall (5:28)
174: Tyler Eischens (UNC) over David Hussey (Duke): Forfeit
184: No. 23 Gavin Kane (UNC) over Conor Becker (Duke): 14-3 MD
197: No. 23 Max Shaw (UNC) over Kwasi Bonsu (Duke): Fall (0:57)
HWT: Connor Barket (Duke) over Adam Honis (UNC): 20-4 TF