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Corey Mock named TheMat.com Wrestler of the Week for Jan. 11-17



Corey Mock (Chapel Hill, N.C./University of North Carolina) has been named TheMat.com Wrestler of the Week for Jan. 11-17.

Each week, TheMat.com will select an Athlete of the Week, based upon performance within wrestling for that week. The selection committee will consider any level of wrestling, from youth programs through the Senior level.

Mock, a freshman 157-pounder, was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Wrestler of the Week following a weekend that included an upset of the nation's fifth-ranked wrestler and a first-period pin that helped key the Tar Heels to a non-conference victory.

Mock scored an 11-5 decision over Virginia Tech's nationally fifth-ranked and previously unbeaten Jesse Dong in the ACC opener for both teams on Saturday. Mock took control with an early takedown and used two two-point near falls in the second period to add to the lead.

Mock's win temporarily halted the momentum of the fourth-ranked Hokies, who had opened with wins by decision in each of the first four weight classes.

Mock helped the Tar Heels bounce back later in the day with a pin of Clarion's Kyle Braddock in just 1:39. Mock's six points helped the Tar Heels post a 32-10 victory. The Chapel Hill, N.C., native improved to 26-11 on the season with the two wins.

Mock spent a year at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs after finishing high school.

Mock is the son of North Carolina coach C.D. Mock. He was a four-time state champion for Chapel Hill High School.

Note: To nominate a wrestler for TheMat.com Wrestler of the Week, send the athlete's name, accomplishments for the week and career accomplishments to Craig Sesker at csesker@usawrestling.org
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