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Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota Blue win pools at Junior Freestyle National Duals

by Savannah Asmann, USA Wrestling

Wisconsin faces Oklahoma in the Pool A finals at the Junior Freestyle National Duals.

Photo: Wisconsin faces Oklahoma Red in the finals of Pool A. (Photo by Austin Bernard)

TULSA, Okla.—The first day of the Junior Freestyle National Duals featured pool competition, setting up Thursday’s Gold/Silver pool competition. Pool winners were Wisconsin (Pool A), Iowa (Pool B), Illinois (Pool C) and Minnesota Blue (Pool D).

Wisconsin won the Pool A finals, defeating Oklahoma Red 45-19. Wisconsin captured 10 of the 15 match wins in the dual, including nine bonus point victories.

In the Pool B finals, Iowa edged out Oklahoma Blue 35-31 in a close matchup. The back-and-forth dual saw Iowa win eight of the 15 matches. Iowa was strong in the 170, 182, 195 and 220 pound weight classes, as they were able to string together a run that included three technical falls.

Illinois held on for a win in the Pool C finals, bringing down Ohio Scarlet 41-26. Ten of the 15 matches belonged to Illinois, including five bonus point wins. Illinois went on a six-match run between the 220 and 120 weight classes.

Pool D was claimed by Minnesota Blue, as the team defeated Idaho 45-20. Minnesota Blue won 10 of the 15 matches.

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 Oklahoma Red (Pool A), Oklahoma Blue (Pool B) and Ohio Scarlet (Pool C) and Idaho (Pool D).

Based upon results in the preliminary pools, competition on Saturday will be in the color pools: Gold/Silver pool, Bronze/Copper pool, Red/Blue pool, Green/Yellow pool and Purple. Action is slated to begin at 8 a.m. CT. 

All of the competition can be followed live on FloWrestling.

Pool A Results

1st Place - Wisconsin

2nd Place - Oklahoma Red

3rd Place - California 1

4th Place - Ohio Gray

5th Place - Virginia

6th Place - Michigan

7th Place - Georgia Blue

8th Place - North Dakota Red

1st Place Match

Wisconsin defeated Oklahoma Red 45-19.

2nd Place Wrestleback

Oklahoma Red defeated California 1 0-0.

3rd Place Match

California 1 defeated Ohio Gray 33-32.

5th Place Match

Virginia defeated Michigan 9-5.

7th Place Match

Georgia Blue defeated North Dakota Red 36-23.

Pool B Results

1st Place - Iowa

2nd Place - Oklahoma Blue

3rd Place - Pennsylvania

4th Place - Kansas Blue

5th Place - New Jersey

6th Place - Utah

7th Place - Tennessee

8th Place - Texas B

1st Place Match

Iowa defeated Oklahoma Blue 35-31.

2nd Place Wrestleback

Oklahoma Blue defeated Pennsylvania 0-0.

3rd Place Match

Pennsylvania defeated Kansas Blue 49-18.

5th Place Match

New Jersey defeated Utah 42-27.

7th Place Match

Tennessee defeated Texas B 57-13.

Pool C Results
1st Place - Illinois

2nd Place - Ohio Scarlet

3rd Place - Georgia Red

4th Place - Colorado

5th Place - Alabama

6th Place - Florida

7th Place - Nebraska

8th Place - California 2

1st Place Match

Illinois defeated Ohio Scarlet 41-26.

2nd Place Wrestleback

Ohio Scarlet defeated Georgia Red 59-9.

3rd Place Match

Georgia Red defeated Colorado 36-31.

5th Place Match

Alabama defeated Florida 38-27.

7th Place Match

Nebraska defeated California 2 45-20.

Pool D Results
1st Place - Minnesota Blue

2nd Place - Idaho

3rd Place - Texas A

4th Place - Missouri

5th Place - Oregon

6th Place - Indiana

7th Place - Kansas Red

8th Place - Arkansas

1st Place Match

Minnesota Blue defeated Idaho 45-20.

2nd Place Wrestleback

Idaho defeated Texas A 0-0.

3rd Place Match

Texas A defeated Missouri 30-28.

5th Place Match

Oregon defeated Indiana 40-28.

7th Place Match

Kansas Red defeated Arkansas 38-28.

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