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    Breakout Stars for the 2023-24 Season

    With every new season there’s a new group of stars emerge or breakout. Today we’re focusing on some of them. 

    What constitutes a “breakout” star? For the purposes of this article, we’re not focusing on a top-25 freshman from the high school Class of 2023 who hasn’t had the opportunity to make his mark in college yet. That article is in the works too! The wrestlers we’re talking about are veterans who have been on the collegiate scene for a few years and have yet to compete at the NCAA Tournament. 

    Below are representatives from each conference and a little bit of background information on their careers to date.



    Spencer Moore (North Carolina)

    Last year, UNC saw graduate transfer Jack Wagner make the NCAA tournament at 125 lbs. Despite the growth of the program over the last decade, finding success at 125 lbs has proven to be difficult for the Tar Heels. Wagner’s trip to nationals marked only the third time since 2006 that UNC has sent a wrestler at that weight to nationals. That trend might get ruined in the future with the development of Spencer Moore.

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