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FloWrestling learned this morning that North Carolina wrestler Kennedy Monday has entered the transfer portal. During his time in Chapel Hill, Monday qualified for the NCAA Championships twice. Monday made a short statement in a tweet and Instagram post, both of which have since been deleted.
At the 2018 NCAA Championships, Monday's redshirt freshman season, the former Tar Heel made waves when he upset #2 seed and national finalist, Joey Lavallee, in the first round. Monday would go on to fall in the bloodround to Luke Zilverberg of South Dakota State.
Watch Monday upset Lavallee.
Monday had high expectations heading into his sophomore season, but his year was cut short due to injury in the middle of December. Monday bumped up to 165 last season and climbed as high as #8 in the rankings after tech falling then three-time All-American, David McFadden.
It's a MONDAY type of day here in Blacksburg!— UNC Wrestling (@UNCWrestling) January 25, 2020
#17 Kennedy Monday with a TECH FALL win over #3 David McFadden, 21-6!
Carolina 17, Virginia Tech 3 pic.twitter.com/Lh7WsoWWUY
Monday would earn the #18 seed at the 2020 NCAA Championships after going a surprising 0-2 at the ACC Championships and in our way too early preseason rankings, was slotted at #12.
Monday has one year of eligibility remaining, but after only wrestling 15 matches his sophomore season, could have a case for a sixth year of eligibility.
Of note, Monday's brother, Quincy, is also a two-time NCAA qualifier and going into his junior year at Princeton. Despite entering the portal, Monday could choose to return to North Carolina. However, Monday is now free to be legally contacted by other college coaches.