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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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