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Iowa, Illinois, Ohio Scarlet, Minnesota Blue win their pools at 16U Freestyle National Duals

by Savannah Asmann

Ohio Scarlet's Grayson Woodcock following a pin over his opponent

Photo: Ohio's Grayson Woodcock after securing a pin in the pool C finals match. Photo by Bret Peterson.

LOVES PARK, Ill. – The first two freestyle sessions at the 16U National Duals featured the pool competitions, where teams were split into four different pools and competed in a bracket format.

Iowa defeated Team Utah 54-19 in pool A, advancing to the Gold/Silver pool on Saturday. The Gold/Silver pool features the top eight teams in the tournament. Thirteen of the 17 wins belonged to Iowa, with 10 being bonus point victories.

Illinois joins Iowa in the Gold/Silver pool with a 56-19 victory over Michigan Blue in pool B. Illinois won in 13 of the 17 weight classes against Michigan Blue, including two wins by fall and eight technical falls.

In pool C, Ohio Scarlet brought down Pennsylvania Blue in a close 35-33 dual. Pennsylvania Blue edged out Ohio Scarlet with nine wins in the dual, but four of Ohio Scarlet’s wins were bonus point victories.

Minnesota Blue claimed the top spot in pool D with a 46-28 victory over Wisconsin Red. Eleven of the wins in the dual were from Minnesota Blue, including seven bonus point victories.

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

Four rounds of the Pink and Purple/Grey pools were completed Friday night. The tournament starts again on Saturday at 9 a.m. CT. 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, a Purple/Gray Pool and a Pink pool.

The event is being broadcast live by FloWrestling.


At Loves Park, Ill., June 9, 2023

Freestyle results

Pool A Results

1st Place - Iowa

2nd Place - Ohio Gray

3rd Place - Team Utah

4th Place - California

5th Place - Team Colorado

6th Place - Pennsylvania Red

7th Place - Oklahoma Outlaws Blue

8th Place - West Virginia

1st Place Match

Iowa defeated Team Utah 54-19.

2nd Place Wrestleback

Ohio Gray defeated Team Utah 46-29.

3rd Place Match

Ohio Gray defeated California 48-24.

5th Place Match

Team Colorado defeated Pennsylvania Red 39-31.

7th Place Match

Oklahoma Outlaws Blue defeated West Virginia 43-28.

Pool B Results

1st Place - Illinois

2nd Place - Michigan Blue

3rd Place - Minnesota Red

4th Place - Missouri Red

5th Place - Georgia BLACK

6th Place - Wisconsin Blue

7th Place - Team Texas A

8th Place - South Dakota Blue

1st Place Match

Illinois defeated Michigan Blue 56-19.

2nd Place Wrestleback

Michigan Blue defeated Minnesota Red 66-12.

3rd Place Match

Minnesota Red defeated Missouri Red 42-36.

5th Place Match

Georgia BLACK defeated Wisconsin Blue 40-35.

7th Place Match

Team Texas A defeated South Dakota Blue 45-29.

Pool C Results

1st Place - Ohio Scarlet

2nd Place - Pennsylvania Blue

3rd Place - Oklahoma Outlaws Red

4th Place - Washington

5th Place - Team Florida

6th Place - Team Nebraska

7th Place - Kansas Red

8th Place - Team Oregon

1st Place Match

Ohio Scarlet defeated Pennsylvania Blue 35-33.

2nd Place Wrestleback

Pennsylvania Blue defeated Oklahoma Outlaws Red 0-0.

3rd Place Match

Oklahoma Outlaws Red defeated Washington 42-34.

5th Place Match

Team Florida defeated Team Nebraska 46-30.

7th Place Match

Kansas Red defeated Team Oregon 38-32.

Pool D Results

1st Place - Minnesota Blue

2nd Place - Wisconsin Red

3rd Place - Team Indiana

4th Place - Tennessee

5th Place - Missouri Blue

6th Place - Michigan Red

7th Place - Team Alabama

8th Place - Georgia RED

1st Place Match

Minnesota Blue defeated Wisconsin Red 46-28.

2nd Place Wrestleback

Wisconsin Red defeated Team Indiana 51-22.

3rd Place Match

Team Indiana defeated Tennessee 48-26.

5th Place Match

Missouri Blue defeated Michigan Red 44-30.

7th Place Match

Team Alabama defeated Georgia RED 56-20.

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