Henderson earns All-American tag
March 25, 2013 10:40 AM

DES MOINES, Iowa — North Carolina sophomore and Clyde native Evan Henderson won a pair of matches at the NCAA Wrestling Championships and earned All-America status Friday, becoming UNC’s first All-America selection since 2005.

He became the 23rd All-America selection in school history.

Henderson opened Friday night’s fourth session with his second pin of the tournament when he pinned Northern Iowa’s Joey Lazor in 1:52 to earn his first All-America honor.

Henderson then assured himself at least a sixth place finish as he bested Virginia Tech’s Zach Neibert for the second consecutive week with a 7-4 decision. Henderson returned to action in Saturday’s morning session against sixth-seeded Ugi Khishignyam of The Citadel, whom Henderson has beaten twice this season.

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