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Ohio Red, Missouri Fire, Colorado and Michigan Blue win their pools at Junior Women’s National Duals in Tulsa

by Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling

Action from Ohio Red Junior Women's National Duals team.
Action from an Ohio Red dual meet, which won Pool A in the Junior Women’s National Duals. Photo by Farrah Sheeren.

TULSA, Okla. – Day one of the Junior Women’s National Duals featured pool competition, setting up Thursday’s Gold/Silver pool competition. Pool winners were Ohio Red (Pool A), Missouri Fire (Pool B), Colorado (Pool C) and Michigan Blue (Pool D).

The tournament is loaded with nationally ranked wrestlers on the record 41 teams entered in the competition.

Ohio Red won the Pool A finals with an impressive 49-18 victory over Iowa. With the dual meet tied at 5-5, Ohio Red won eight straight matches to put the dual meet away. Nationally ranked winners during the Ohio run were No. 12 Chloe Dearwester (112), No. 17 Kira Cole (117), No. 17 Cali Leng (122), No. 23 Josie Davis (127) and No. 18 Cassia Zammit (132). Other winners for Ohio Red in their streak were Camryn Gresham (100), Leah Willen (106) and Jaydyn McKinney (138). Dearwester edged No. 19 Reanah Utterback, 7-6 in their match. Another winner for Ohio in the dual meet was No. 1 Savannah Isaac (200).

Missouri Fire won a competitive Pool B finals over California Red, 38-27. The big difference came late in the dual meet when Missouri Fire won four straight matches, all by bonus points. Technical falls came from No. 13 Jayci Shelton (138), Louise Juitt (144) and Rebecca Strong (152) and a pin by Faith James (132). Another big win for Missouri Fire came at 180, when No. 3 Isabella Renfro defeated No. 15 Johanna Forman, 13-6.

Colorado was in control over Arizona Black in the Pool C finals, 40-23. Colorado won nine matches, eight by nationally ranked wrestlers: No. 1 Ciara Monger (225), No. 9 Alexsys Jacquez (106), No. 5 Janessa George (112), No. 15 Mia Hargrove (117), No. 16 Taylor Miess (127), No. 28 Timberly Martinez (132), No. 26 Ryen Hickey (144) and No. 18 Alison Evans (180). Arizona had a big win at 100, when No. 5 Erica Pastoriza beat No. 6 Katey Valdez, 8-7.

Michigan Blue stopped Tennessee Red the Pool D finals. Michigan Blue took control with six straight victories and eight of the first nine matches. Winners in Michigan’s opening streak were Lilliana Garcia (225), Cheyenne Frank, Tomasin Mair, No. 25 Sky Langewicz (112), No. 10 Alexis Lazar (117) and No. 27 Isabella Cepak (122). Cepak had a big win over No. 19 Ella-Lina Gonzalez by fall in 33 seconds.

The top two teams in each pool advanced to the Gold/Silver pool, which will determine the top eight teams in the tournament. Placing second in their pools were Iowa (Pool A), California Red (Pool B) and Arizona Black (Pool C). Pool D has not yet been completed.

Iowa needed a 37-29 win over Minnesota Blue in a True Second Place bout in Pool A. Arizona Black edged Illinois 34-33 in a wild True Second Place Bout in Pool C. Arizona Black won three of the last four matches of the dual meet to secure the win. The Pool D True Second match between Tennessee Red and Pennsylvania Blue has yet to be held.

Based upon results in the preliminary pools, competition on Thursday will be in the color pools, Gold/Silver pool, Bronze/Copper pool, Bronze/Copper pool, Red/Blue pool, Green/Yellow pool, Purple and White.

Enjoy all of the competition live on FloWrestling.


At Tulsa, Okla., June 14

Pool A Results

1st Place - Ohio Red

2nd Place - Iowa

3rd Place - Minnesota Blue

4th Place - Texas Red

5th Place - Missouri Ice

6th Place - Idaho

7th Place - Washington

8th Place - South Dakota Blue

1st Place Match - Ohio Red defeated Iowa 49-18.

2nd Place Wrestleback - Iowa defeated Minnesota Blue 37-29.

3rd Place Match - Minnesota Blue defeated Texas Red 37-29.

5th Place Match - Missouri Ice defeated Idaho 54-12.

7th Place Match - Washington defeated South Dakota Blue 47-16.

Pool B Results

1st Place - Missouri Fire

2nd Place - California Red

3rd Place - Florida

4th Place - Wisconsin

5th Place - Virginia Blue

6th Place - Michigan Red

7th Place - Pennsylvania Red

8th Place - Georgia Red

1st Place Match - Missouri Fire defeated California Red 38-27.

3rd Place Match - Florida defeated Wisconsin 36-28.

5th Place Match - Virginia Blue defeated Michigan Red 43-24.

7th Place Match - Pennsylvania Red defeated Georgia Red 54-8.

Pool C Results

1st Place - Colorado

2nd Place - Arizona Black

3rd Place - Illinois

4th Place - Kansas

5th Place - Ohio Blue

6th Place - South Carolina

7th Place - Texas Blue

8th Place - Minnesota Red

1st Place Match - Colorado defeated Arizona Black 40-23.

2nd Place Wrestleback - Arizona Black defeated Illinois 34-33.

3rd Place Match - Illinois defeated Kansas 35-31.

5th Place Match - Ohio Blue defeated South Carolina 37-30.

7th Place Match - Texas Blue defeated Minnesota Red 38-18.

Final Pool D Results to be posted when completed

1st Place - Michigan Blue

3rd Place - Tennessee Red

3rd Place - Pennsylvania Blue

4th Place - Georgia Blue

5th Place – Utah

6th Place - Indiana

7th Place - Oklahoma Red

8th Place - Virginia Red

1st Place Match - Michigan Blue defeated Tennessee Red 40-21.

2nd Place Wrestleback - This match has not been wrestled yet.

3rd Place Match - Pennsylvania Blue defeated Georgia Blue 55-10.

5th Place Match - Utah defeated Indiana 40-27.

7th Place Match - Oklahoma Red defeated Virginia Red 39-25.
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