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Pennsylvania, California tied in All-Tournament team race at midway point of USMC Junior and 16U Nationals

by Adam Engel, USA Wrestling

Mason Gibson of Pennsylvania flexes out after winning Junior Men's Freestyle Nationals
Mason Gibson of Pennsylvania, the 2022 Junior Nationals freestyle champion. Photo by Robbert Wijtman.

FARGO, N.D. — This year, is doing something new in regards to team results at the USMC Junior and 16U Nationals in Fargo. We will be combining the team scores for each of the six tournaments during the week for an unofficial All-Tournament team title.

The All-Tournament standings are comprised of the tournament’s six divisions — 16U and Junior women’s freestyle, 16U and Junior men’s freestyle and 16U and Junior Greco-Roman.

The calculation is simple. We add the points from each tournament for a combined total.

Pennsylvania and California share All-Tournament team lead at the midway point of the USMC 16U and Junior Nationals in Fargo, North Dakota.

The men’s freestyle 16U and Junior tournament sand the 16U women’s tournament finished as of Tuesday afternoon.

Pennsylvania’s total is largely helped by its national championship 16U men’s freestyle team. The youngsters from Pennsylvania compiled 223 points in that division. California also found most of its production from the 16U men’s freestyle tournament with 212 points in that bracket. Iowa, however, is creeping behind Pennsylvania with 403 points. Iowa claimed the 16U women’s freestyle and men’s junior freestyle national championships.

No one else is close to these three teams. Ohio, which sits fourth, boasts 272 points. That’s a 131-point margin between Iowa and Ohio.

The Junior women’s tournament concludes on Wednesday while 16U Greco-Roman concludes Thursday and the Junior Greco-Roman completes Friday.

All-Tournament Standings (as of July 19)

1. Pennsylvania 413

2. California 413

3. Iowa 403

4. Ohio 272

5. Wisconsin 252

6. Minnesota 248

7. New Jersey 226

8. Illinois 201

9. Missouri 182

10. Michigan 173

11. Oklahoma 147

12. Idaho 135

13. Florida 132

14. Arizona 121

15. Colorado 110

16. Indiana 103

17. New York 76

18. Georgia 71

19. Maryland 69

20. Tennessee 59

21.(Tie) Kentucky and Utah 54

23. Virginia 53

24. Kansas 44

25. (Tie) Oregon and Alabama 41

27. Washington 38

28. (Tie)Nebraska and Connecticut 32

30. Montana 28

31. Texas 27

32. Nevada 17

33.(Tie) Rhode Island and Arkansas 15

35. (Tie) Delaware, North Dakota, West Virginia and South Carolina 12

39. North Carolina 11

40. (Tie) South Dakota and Hawaii 7