Wisconsin, Pennsylvania win pools, runners-up Michigan, Ohio also advance to Gold/Silver pool at 14U Girls National Duals
by Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling
Action from 14U Girls pool competition. Photo by Austin Bernard.
TULSA, Okla. – Want to talk about the growth of girls wrestling? Just check out this year’s 14U Girls National Duals, being held alongside the Junior National Duals for the second straight year.
This event showed a huge increase in participation since last year when there were three teams which competed in both freestyle and Greco-Roman, with Pennsylvania winning both styles. This year, the tournament features 13 teams, split into two large preliminary pools.
The champions of Pool A was returning champion Pennsylvania, which swept all six of its dual meets in a pool of seven. Pennsylvania did not have a close dual meet all day, with no opponent getting closer than 26 team points in their dual meet.
The champion of Pool B was Wisconsin, which had a perfect 5-0 record in their pool of six. Wisconsin had two close dual meets, topping Minnesota, 31-28 and Michigan, 34-29.
The Gold/Silver Pool will feature four teams, so the champions and the runners-up in the pools also advanced.
Ohio claimed the second place position in Pool A. Ohio was among three teams which finished with 4-2 records, along with Washington and Oklahoma. Washington beat Ohio, Ohio beat Oklahoma, while Oklahoma beat Washington. Ohio emerged from the tie-breaking process to take second.
Michigan, with a strong 4-1 record in Pool B, took second and will also advance to the Gold/Silver Pool.
The action continues Saturday with color pool duals and final placement matches starting at 10 a.m. Central Standard Time. Watch live on FloWrestling.
14U GIRLS NATIONAL DUALS
At Tulsa, Okla., June 17
Pool A Results
1st Place – Pennsylvania, 6-0 record
2nd Place – Ohio, 4-2 record
3rd Place – Washington, 4-2 record
4th Place – Oklahoma, 4-2 record
5th Place – Texas, 2-4 record
6th Place - North Dakota, 1-5 record
7th Place – Illinois, 0-6 record
Washington defeated Texas 30-27.
Ohio defeated Oklahoma 30-24.
Pennsylvania defeated North Dakota 51-7.
Texas defeated Illinois 31-18.
Washington defeated Ohio 29-28.
Oklahoma defeated North Dakota 35-21.
Oklahoma defeated Texas 32-23.
Pennsylvania defeated Ohio 42-14.
North Dakota defeated Illinois 29-19.
Texas defeated North Dakota 30-21.
Ohio defeated Illinois 48-6.
Pennsylvania defeated Washington 41-14.
Pennsylvania defeated Texas 42-14.
Oklahoma defeated Illinois 47-9.
Washington defeated North Dakota 39-8.
Ohio defeated North Dakota 37-13.
Pennsylvania defeated Illinois 58-0.
Oklahoma defeated Washington 28-24.
Ohio defeated Texas 28-23.
Pennsylvania defeated Oklahoma 41-15.
Washington defeated Illinois 42-14.
Pool B Results
1st Place – Wisconsin, 5-0 record
2nd Place – Michigan, 4-1 record
3rd Place – Minnesota, 3-2 record
4th Place – Arizona, 2-3 record
5th Place – Virginia, 1-0 record
6th Place – Kansas, 0-1 record
Wisconsin defeated Virginia 53-12.
Michigan defeated Minnesota 29-26.
Arizona defeated Kansas 32-14.
Wisconsin defeated Kansas 52-9.
Michigan defeated Arizona 31-19.
Minnesota defeated Virginia 39-11.
Wisconsin defeated Arizona 49-10.
Michigan defeated Virginia 31-12.
Minnesota defeated Kansas 39-19.
Wisconsin defeated Minnesota 31-28.
Michigan defeated Kansas 39-15.
Arizona defeated Virginia 21-16.
Wisconsin defeated Michigan 34-29.
Minnesota defeated Arizona 39-16.
Virginia defeated Kansas, 28-17