California sweeps first and second place trophies at Girls Junior National Folkstyle DualsCalifornia Team A and B pose together with the championship and runner-up trophies.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – It was a good day for California girls wrestling, as two teams from California met in the finals of the 2014 Girls Junior National Folkstyle Duals.
Team California A won Pool A, and Team California B won Pool B, placing both squads in the finals. The California teams decided not to wrestle each other, with California A taking the championship trophy and California B winning the runner-up trophy. Officially California A won by forfeit over California B, and both teams posed together with the first and second place trophies.
California A dominated Pool A, beating Team Texas B, 61-3, Team Illinois 57-9 and the Draw Team, 61-4. Team California A was so strong, that it only lost four individual matches total in their three Pool A dual meet wins.
California B also won three times, beating Team Michigan 34-25, Team Texas 39-24 and Team Virginia 50-18.
With eight teams, including a draw team, it was the largest Girls Junior National Folkstyle Duals ever held.
Team Michigan was third, winning a forfeit over Team Texas A in the bronze round. Placing fifth was Team Texas A, which beat Team Illinois 42-24 in the medal round. Virginia placed seventh. Draw teams may not earn a team place at the National Duals.
Last year, California 1 defeated Michigan, 39-12, in the finals of the Girls Junior National Folkstyle Duals.
GIRLS JUNIOR NATIONAL FOLKSTYLE DUALS
At Oklahoma City, Okla., March 30
Pool A Results
1st Place - Team California - A
2nd Place - Team Illinois
3rd Place - Draw Team
4th Place - Team Texas - B
Team Illinois defeated Draw Team 45-18.
Team California - A defeated Team Texas - B 61-3.
Team California - A defeated Team Illinois 57-9.
Draw Team defeated Team Texas - B 28-18.
Team Illinois defeated Team Texas - B 42-24.
Team California - A defeated Draw Team 61-4.
Pool B Results
1st Place - Team California - B
2nd Place - Team Texas - A
3rd Place - Team Michigan
4th Place - Team Virginia
Team Texas - A defeated Team Virginia 45-19.
Team California - B defeated Team Michigan 34-25.
Team Michigan defeated Team Virginia 39-17.
Team California - B defeated Team Texas - A 39-24.
Team California - B defeated Team Virginia 50-18.
Team Texas - A defeated Team Michigan 35-27.
1st place – Team California A defeated Team California B by forfeit
3rd place – Team Michigan defeated Team Texas A by forfeit
5th place – Team Texas - A defeated Team Illinois 42-24
7th place – Team Virginia