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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.