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Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota Blue and Pennsylvania Blue win pools at 16U National Greco-Roman Duals

by Savannah Asmann, USA Wrestling

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Iowa star Dreshaun Ross, shown at the 2022 16U Nationals, helped Iowa win Pool A and advance to the Gold-Silver Pool. Photo by Tony Rotundo, Wrestlers Are Warriors.

LOVES PARK, Ill. – The first day of Greco-Roman at the 16U National Duals featured the pool competitions, where teams were split into four different pools and competed in a bracket format.

Iowa was one of four teams to win their pool and advance to the Gold/Silver pool on Thursday, which will determine the top eight teams in the tournament. The Iowa team defeated Wisconsin 48-24 in the Pool A finals. Six of Iowa’s wins over Wisconsin were by technical fall and two wins by fall were less than a minute into the match.

Illinois claimed a 54-18 victory over Michigan Blue in the finals of Pool B, advancing to the Gold/Silver pool for Thursday. Nine of Illinois’ victories in the finals were by technical fall.

The other two teams that won their pools were Minnesota Blue and Pennsylvania Blue, pushing ahead into Thursday’s competition.

Minnesota Blue captured a commanding 71-6 win over Missouri in the semifinals before defeating Team Utah 47-27 in the finals of pool C. Ten of the 17 wins for Minnesota Blue were bonus point victories in the finals against Team Utah.

In Pool D, Pennsylvania Blue bested Tennessee 68-7 in the finals with victories in all but one weight class. Of the 16 wins that Pennsylvania Blue claimed, 12 were by technical fall and four were by fall.

The top two teams in each pool also advanced to the eight-team Gold-Silver pool. The runners-up in the pool competition included Wisconsin (Pool A), Michigan Blue (Pool B), Team Utah (Pool C) and Tennessee (Pool D).

The first round of the color pools was completed on Wednesday night. The tournament starts again on Thursday, with sessions at 8:00 a.m. CT and 1:00 p.m. PT.  The placement pools will be completed, setting up medal matches in each of the pools. The results from the Gold/Silver pool will determine the champion and top eight teams. There will also be a Bronze/Copper Pool, a Red/Blue Pool, a Green/Yellow Pool and a Purple/Gray Pool.

The event is being broadcast live by FloWrestling.

At Loves Park, Ill., June 7, 2023

Greco-Roman results

Pool A Results
1st Place - Iowa
2nd Place - Wisconsin
3rd Place - Washington
4th Place - Oklahoma Outlaws Red
5th Place - Team Texas A
6th Place - Minnesota Red
7th Place - Team Indiana
8th Place - Team Alabama

1st Place Match
Iowa defeated Wisconsin 48-24.
2nd Place Wrestleback
Wisconsin defeated Washington 0-0.
3rd Place Match
Washington defeated Oklahoma Outlaws Red 38-30.
5th Place Match
Team Texas A defeated Minnesota Red 39-38.
7th Place Match
Team Indiana defeated Team Alabama 46-31.

Pool B Results
1st Place - Illinois
2nd Place - Michigan Blue
3rd Place - California
4th Place - Team Nebraska
5th Place - Team Colorado
6th Place - Pennsylvania Red
7th Place - Team Oregon
8th Place - TEAM NC

1st Place Match
Illinois defeated Michigan Blue 54-18.
2nd Place Wrestleback
Michigan Blue defeated California 0-0.
3rd Place Match
California defeated Team Nebraska 42-32.
5th Place Match
Team Colorado defeated Pennsylvania Red 39-33.
7th Place Match
Team Oregon defeated TEAM NC 51-26.

Pool C Results
1st Place - Minnesota Blue
2nd Place - Team Utah
3rd Place - Ohio
4th Place - Missouri
5th Place - Oklahoma Outlaws Blue
6th Place - New Jersey
7th Place - LA
8th Place - Team Texas B

1st Place Match
Minnesota Blue defeated Team Utah 47-27.
2nd Place Wrestleback
Team Utah defeated Ohio 0-0.
3rd Place Match
Ohio defeated Missouri 37-36.
5th Place Match
Oklahoma Outlaws Blue defeated New Jersey 45-27.
7th Place Match
LA defeated Team Texas B 40-34.

Pool D Results
1st Place - Pennsylvania Blue
2nd Place - Tennessee
3rd Place - Georgia BLACK
4th Place - Team Idaho
5th Place - Kansas Red
6th Place - Team Virginia
7th Place - Florida
8th Place - South Dakota Blue

1st Place Match
Pennsylvania Blue defeated Tennessee 68-7.
2nd Place Wrestleback
Tennessee defeated Georgia BLACK 45-26.
3rd Place Match
Georgia BLACK defeated Team Idaho 46-29.
5th Place Match
Kansas Red defeated Team Virginia 47-19.
7th Place Match
Florida defeated South Dakota Blue 53-20.
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