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Ohio, Illinois, Pennsylvania Blue, Wisconsin win pools at 14U National Freestyle Duals
by Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling
Wisconsin’s 14U National Freestyle Duals Team, which won Pool D today. Photo courtesy of the Wisconsin Wrestling Federation.
OAKS, Pa. – Day one of freestyle at the 14U National Duals saw Ohio, Illinois, Pennsylvania Blue and Wisconsin winning their pools and advancing to Sunday’s Gold/Silver Pool.
Ohio, the Greco-Roman runners-up on Friday, defeated Minnesota Blue in the Pool A finals, 48-33. Ohio won the last eight matches in the finals dual meet, including six by technical fall.
Illinois powered to the Pool B title with a 61-22 victory over Georgia. Illinois started with the first six victories I the duals, four by technical fall, to take a lead that was insurmountable.
Pennsylvania Blue, the Greco-Roman champions on Friday, claimed Pool C with a 67-11 victory in the Pool C finals. Pennsylvania Blue had 15 wins in this dual meet.
Wisconsin captured Pool D with a 49-31 victory over Maryland. Wisconsin started with three straight wins and never looked back.
The top two teams in each pool advanced to Sunday’s Gold/Silver pool, which will determine the top eight teams in the tournament. The second place teams were Minnesota Blue (Pool A), Georgia (Pool B), Missouri Red (Pool C) and Iowa (Pool D).
In three of the four pools, there was a Second Place Wrestle-back to determine which team would advance to the Gold/Silver Pool.
Minnesota Blue beat New Jersey, 42-40 to secure second place in Pool A. Georgia edged Florida, 38-37 for Pool B second place. Iowa stopped Maryland 46-32 to take runner-up in Pool D.
The first round of the Color Pools was also conducted on Saturday night. The completion of the 14U National Duals are set for Sunday, live on FloWrestling.
14U NATIONAL FREESTYLE DUALS
At Oaks, Pa.
Pool A Results
1st Place - Ohio
2nd Place - Minnesota Blue
3rd Place - New Jersey
4th Place - Oklahoma Blue
5th Place - Tennessee
6th Place - Pennsylvania Red
7th Place - Virginia
8th Place - Missouri Blue
1st Place Match - Ohio defeated Minnesota Blue 48-33.
2nd Place Wrestleback - Minnesota Blue defeated New Jersey 42-40.
3rd Place Match - New Jersey defeated Oklahoma Blue 38-36.
5th Place Match - Tennessee defeated Pennsylvania Red 45-37.
7th Place Match - Virginia defeated Missouri Blue 51-16.
Pool B Results
1st Place - Illinois
2nd Place - Georgia
3rd Place - Florida
4th Place - California
5th Place - Utah
6th Place - Arkansas
7th Place - Indiana
8th Place - Colorado Blue
1st Place Match - Illinois defeated Georgia 61-22.
2nd Place Wrestleback - Georgia defeated Florida 38-37.
3rd Place Match - Florida defeated California 48-32.
5th Place Match - Utah defeated Arkansas 43-37.
7th Place Match - Indiana defeated Colorado Blue 77-2.
Pool C Results
1st Place - Pennsylvania Blue
2nd Place - Missouri Red
3rd Place - New York
4th Place - West Virginia
5th Place - Minnesota Red
6th Place - Oklahoma Red
7th Place - Idaho
8th Place - Connecticut
1st Place Match - Pennsylvania Blue defeated Missouri Red 67-11.
3rd Place Match - New York defeated West Virginia 55-23.
5th Place Match - Minnesota Red defeated Oklahoma Red 61-20.
7th Place Match - Idaho defeated Connecticut 55-17.
Pool D Results
1st Place - Wisconsin
2nd Place - Iowa
3rd Place - Maryland
4th Place - Michigan Blue
5th Place - Colorado Red
6th Place - Kansas
7th Place - Washington
8th Place - South Carolina
1st Place Match - Wisconsin defeated Maryland 49-31.
2nd Place Wrestleback - Iowa defeated Maryland 46-32.
3rd Place Match - Iowa defeated Michigan Blue 45-34.
5th Place Match - Colorado Red defeated Kansas 45-32.
7th Place Match - Washington defeated South Carolina 66-12.