Madison Nieuwenhuis of Michigan Blue in action at the Air Force Special Warfare Junior National Duals.
Richard Immel, USA Wrestling

Madison Nieuwenhuis of Michigan Blue in action at the Air Force Special Warfare Junior National Duals.

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Pennsylvania Blue, Missouri Blue, Michigan Blue, California Blue top women’s freestyle pools at AFSW Junior National Duals

by Richard Immel, USA Wrestling

TULSA, Okla. – An electric first day of competition at the Air Force Special Warfare Junior National Duals has concluded with Pennsylvania Blue (Pool A), Missouri Blue (Pool B), Michigan Blue (Pool C) and California Blue (Pool D) each winning its respective group.

 

37 teams began the day in one of four preliminary pools, structured as traditional straight-line brackets. The top two teams from each preliminary pool advanced to the Gold/Silver bracket where they are guaranteed a top-eight finish and remain in contention for the first-place prize.

 

No. 1 overall seed Pennsylvania Blue brought home the Pool A title with three dual meet wins on Wednesday at Cox Business Convention Center. It edged a game Iowa squad, 37-31, in the Pool A first place match. Iowa solidified its place in the Gold/Silver bracket with a true-second place dual win over Wisconsin.

 

Missouri Blue looked the part of a title contender as it dominated the field in Pool B, including a 48-19 win over runner-up Arizona in the Pool B finals. Missouri Blue slotted in as the No. 2 overall seed entering the tournament.

 

Taking the top spot in Pool C was No. 3 overall seed Michigan Blue, which looked solid in three wins on the day. A 39-31 final against Colorado sent Michigan Blue to the Gold/Silver bracket. Colorado battled Florida in a true-second place dual, securing a 54-15 win to remain in the No. 2 spot for Pool C.

 

The No. 4 and No. 5 overall seeds advanced to the Gold/Silver bracket out of Pool D, albeit not in their seeded order. No. 5 California Blue squeaked by No. 4 Illinois by four points, 35-31, in the Pool D finals.

 

All told, six of the top eight seeds made it to the Gold/Silver bracket. No. 6 seed Texas Blue and No. 7 seed Oklahoma Red fell short of expectations in pool play.  

 

Top performers of day one includes Mason Harsch of California Red, Katie Biscoglia of Iowa and Kennedy Perez of Michigan Red. Harsch picked up five pins in 6:55, the most of anyone in the tournament. Both Biscoglia and Perez earned four wins by technical fall to top the field.

 

Five teams logged 30 or more bonus point victories—Iowa (35), Missouri Blue (33), California Red (33), Colorado (32) and Georgia Blue (30).

 

The Air Force Special Warfare Junior National Duals is streaming live and on-demand at FloWrestling.com. Multiple subscription options are available to watch. Updated brackets and match-by-match results are available at Trackwrestling.com.

 

The women’s freestyle tournament continues Thursday at 9 a.m. (CT) with the start of the color pools. A complete schedule of events for this weekend’s tournament in Tulsa is available at usawrestlingevents.com.

Air Force Special Warfare Junior National Duals | June 19-22, Tulsa, Okla.

 

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Women’s Freestyle Gold/Silver Bracket

Pool A

Pennsylvania Blue

Arizona

California Blue

Colorado

 

Pool B

Missouri Blue

Iowa

Michigan Blue

Illinois

 

Women’s Freestyle Results

Pool A

1st Place – Pennsylvania Blue

2nd Place – Iowa

3rd Place – Wisconsin

4th Place – Kansas

5th Place – Texas Red

6th Place – Michigan Red

7th Place – Arkansas Red

8th Place – South Carolina

 

1st Place Match – Pennsylvania Blue defeated Iowa, 37-31

2nd Place Match – Iowa defeated Wisconsin, 53-14

3rd Place Match – Wisconsin defeated Kansas, 36-33

5th Place Match – Texas Red defeated Michigan Red, 52-18

7th Place Match – Arkansas Red defeated South Carolina, 47-26

 

Pool B

1st Place – Missouri Blue

2nd Place – Arizona

3rd Place – Oklahoma

4th Place – California Red

5th Place – Georgia Blue

6th Place – North Dakota

7th Place – Idaho

8th Place – Ohio Blue

 

1st Place Match – Missouri Blue defeated Arizona, 48-19

3rd Place Match – Oklahoma defeated California Red, 35-35

5th Place Match – Georgia Blue defeated North Dakota, 46-24

7th Place Match – Idaho defeated Ohio Blue, 43-28

 

Pool C

1st Place – Michigan Blue

2nd Place – Colorado

3rd Place – Florida

4th Place – Texas Blue

5th Place – Utah

6th Place – Indiana

7th Place – Pennsylvania Red

8th Place – South Dakota

 

1st Place Match – Michigan Blue defeated Colorado, 39-31

2nd Place Match – Colorado defeated Florida, 54-15

3rd Place Match –Florida defeated Texas Blue, 36-34

5th Place Match – Utah defeated Indiana, 39-30

7th Place Match – Pennsylvania Red defeated South Dakota, 42-30

 

Pool D

1st Place – California Blue

2nd Place – Illinois

3rd Place – Ohio Red

4th Place – Nebraska

5th Place – Missouri Red

6th Place – Virginia

7th Place – Georgia Red

8th Place – North Carolina

 

1st Place Match – California Blue defeated Illinois, 35-31

3rd Place Match – Ohio Red defeated Nebraska, 44-27

5th Place Match – Missouri Red defeated Virginia, 49-24

7th Place Match – Georgia Red defeated North Carolina, 33-24