Savannah Talmadge of California secures a headlock pin at 125 pounds at the Air Force Special Warfare Junior National Duals
Richard Immel, USA Wrestling

Savannah Talmadge of California secures a headlock pin at 125 pounds at the Air Force Special Warfare Junior National Duals

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California Blue, Texas Blue, Kansas and Oklahoma Blue top women’s Greco-Roman pools at AFSW Junior National Duals

by Richard Immel, USA Wrestling

TULSA, Okla. – The first day of women’s Greco-Roman competition at the Air Force Special Warfare Junior National Duals has concluded with California Blue (Pool A), Texas Blue (Pool B), Kansas (Pool C) and Oklahoma Blue (Pool D) each winning its respective group.

 

20 teams began the day in one of four preliminary pools, structured as round robin style 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 California Blue brought home the Pool A title with four dominant dual meet wins on Friday at Cox Business Convention Center. The Cali crew put up at least 50 points in each of its dual meets. Its closest contest came from Colorado, the eventual Pool A runner-up, in a 50-17 final.

 

Texas Blue entered as the No. 2 seed and appears to be a challenger for the top spot. It cruised to first place in Pool B with a 4-0 record. Michigan, who was defeated by Texas Blue, 59-13, wound up in second place in the pool.

 

Taking the top spot in Pool C was No. 3 overall seed Kansas, who started sluggish with a close call against California Red before turning on the jets to emerge undefeated in pool play. The Sunflower State women clinched the Pool C championship with a 49-24 win over runner-up Ohio Red.

 

The favorites advanced to the Gold/Silver bracket out of Pool D as No. 4 Oklahoma edged No. 5 Missouri by twenty points, 46-26, in the pool championship dual.  

 

All told, six of the top eight seeds made it to the Gold/Silver bracket, which will wrestle at least one round on Friday evening. No. 7 seed Utah and No. 8 seed Pennsylvania fell short of expectations in pool play. 

 

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 Greco-Roman tournament continues Saturday at 9 a.m. (CT) with the remaining color pool duals. 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 Greco-Roman Gold/Silver Bracket

Pool A

California Blue

Michigan

Oklahoma Blue

Ohio Red

 

Pool B

Texas Blue

Colorado

Kansas

Missouri

 

Women’s Greco-Roman Results

Pool A

1st Place – California Blue

2nd Place – Colorado

3rd Place – Pennsylvania

4th Place – Virginia

5th Place – North Carolina

 

Pool B

1st Place – Texas Blue

2nd Place – Michigan

3rd Place – Utah

4th Place – Indiana

5th Place – Minnesota

 

Pool C

1st Place – Kansas

2nd Place – Ohio Red

3rd Place – Florida

4th Place – California Red

5th Place – Georgia

 

Pool D

1st Place – Oklahoma Blue

2nd Place – Missouri

3rd Place – Idaho

4th Place – Texas Red

5th Place – South Carolina