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Iowa, Illinois top the 16U Freestyle Duals pre-ranking seeds

by Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling

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With the 2023 16U National Duals switching to freestyle on Friday, USA Wrestling releases the pre-ranking seeds of the teams that are registered to compete. The same two teams who let the seeding in Greco-Roman (then met in the finals) are the same two teams with the top points in freestyle.

These reflect the combined point totals for all the individual athletes on each team roster, with points given for past achievements at the national and regional levels.

Iowa’s freestylers have the most points heading into tonight’s weigh ins with 52, followed by Illinois with 32. Pennsylvania Blue is third with 30 points, followed by Minnesota Blue with 28 points and Tennessee with 26 points.

These point totals will be used to break the tournament into the initial pools. For teams tied with the same number of points, their draw at weigh-in will be used to place them in pools.

16U Freestyle Duals pre-ranking seeds

Iowa 52

Illinois 32

Pennsylvania Blue 30

Minnesota Blue 28

Tennessee 26

Ohio Scarlet 25

Michigan Blue 25

California 22

Team Utah 20

Missouri Red 17

Washington 15

Wisconsin Red 15

Team Indiana 12

Team Idaho 11

Oklahoma Outlaws Red 11

Georgia Black 10

Ohio Gray 10

Team Colorado 9

Team Florida 9

New Jersey 8

West Virginia 7

Team Nebraska 7

Kansas Red 6

Team Oregon 6

Missouri Blue 5

Michigan Red 5

Team Alabama 5

Pennsylvania Red 3

South Dakota Blue 3

Minnesota Red 3

North Dakota Blue 3

Wisconsin Blue 2

Georgia Red 2

Kansas Blue 2

Team Texas A 2

Team Virginia 2

Arkansas 1

South Carolina 1

Team North Carolina 1

Team Texas B 1

Oklahoma Outlaws Blue 1

Louisiana 1

North Dakota Red 0

Kentucky 0

Virginia 0