Brackets for the 2018 NCAA Wrestling Championships were released on Wednesday, with a pair of Tar Heels earning national seeds in their respective weight classes.

Troy Heilmann was named the No. 4 seed at 149 pounds, while Ethan Ramos received the No. 10 spot at 174 pounds.

A total of eight Tar Heels will be competing in Cleveland, but Heilmann and Ramos were the only two to be seeded.

Heilmann’s No. 4 ranking comes on the heels of his first career ACC Championship, and is the highest a Tar Heel has been seeded in the event since Ramos entered the 2016 tournament as the No. 4 seed at 174.

He currently has an individual record of 29-4. The opening round will see Heilmann take on Tyshawn Williams of SIU-Edwardsville–a wrestler he defeated 14-6 earlier this season at the South Beach Duals.

Ramos, meanwhile, is making his fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. The two-time ACC champ is scheduled to take on Virginia Tech’s Hunter Bolen in the first round, a rematch of last weekend’s 174-pound conference final.

Other Tar Heels who qualified for the tournament include: Zach Sherman (133 pounds), A.C. Headlee (141), Kennedy Monday (157), Chip Ness (184), Danny Chaid (197) and Cory Daniel (heavyweight).

The tournament is scheduled to begin on Thursday, March 15.

To see all the brackets, click here.




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