Cadet National Duals coming to Spokane, Wash. for the first time, June 13-16

By Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling | June 12, 2018, 7:59 p.m. (ET)
This week, USA Wrestling state associations take their top Cadet athletes to Spokane, Wash., June 13-16 to battle head-to-head for the 2018 Cadet National Duals championship title. The event, which is being held in Washington State for the first time, will be at the Spokane Convention Center.

This event creates an opportunity for Cadet athletes, ages 15-16, to get valuable exposure to national-caliber competition in freestyle and Greco-Roman. The National Duals events, which include the Schoolboy, Cadet and Junior levels, are among the most popular competitions on the annual age-group national schedule.

In 2017, the two teams reaching the finals in both styles were the Minnesota Storm and Illinois. In Greco-Roman, the Minnesota Storm emerged with a close 40-38 win over Illinois. In freestyle, Illinois reversed the result, stopping Minnesota, 46-29 in the championship match.

Last year, taking third in Greco-Roman was Pennsylvania Red, which stopped Iowa Gold, 58-18. Claiming third in freestyle was Ohio Red, which got past Pennsylvania Red, 40-35.

Athletes who go undefeated in a style with a minimum number of bouts achieve the coveted All-Tournament Team honor.

A large number of the athletes who compete in the annual Cadet National Duals will also represent their state at the U.S. Marines Cadet National Championships in Fargo, N.D. in July.

You can catch the Cadet National Duals streaming live on TrackWrestling

At Spokane, Wash., June 13-16

Event Schedule

Wednesday, June 13

9:00 AM to 12:30 PM - Greco Roman Session 1: (16 mats): Rounds 1 & 2 Preliminary Championship Match, Championship Semi-Finals, & Consolation Quarterfinals

1:30 PM to 7:00 PM - Greco-Roman Session 2: (16 mats): Rounds 3, 4 & 5 - Consolation Semi-Finals & 1st Place Match, Placement Match 3rd, 5th, 7th, True 2nd place Match

Thursday, June 14

8:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Greco-Roman Session 3: Color Pools (Gold/Silver, Bronze/Copper, Red/Blue, Green/Yellow): Rounds 1 & 2 Preliminary Duals (All 16 Mats)

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Greco-Roman Session 4: (All 16 Mats): Rounds 3 & 4 Preliminary Duals & Finals Placement Match Dual

Friday, June 15

8:00 AM to 12:30 PM: Freestyle Session 1: (16 mats): Rounds 1, 2, & 3– Preliminaries, Consolations, & Semifinals

1:30 PM to 8:00 PM: Freestyle Session 2: (16 mats): Rounds 4, 5 & 6 – Consolations, Placement (1st-8th), & True 2nd: Round 1 - Preliminary Duals Color Pools (Gold/Silver, Bronze/Copper, Red/Blue, Green/Yellow)

Saturday, June 16

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM - Freestyle Session 3: (16 Mats): Rounds 2, 3 & 4 - (16 mats) Preliminary Duals and Finals Placement Match (Awards to follow)



First-place match – Minnesota Storm defeated Illinois, 40-38
Third-place match – Pennsylvania Red defeated Iowa Gold, 58-18
Fifth-place match – Ohio defeated Washington, 41-35
Seventh-place match – Oklahoma defeated Michigan Red, 43-35

1st Place Match - Illinois defeated Minnesota Storm 46-29.
3rd Place Match - Ohio Red defeated Pennsylvania Red 40-35.
5th Place Match – Oklahoma defeated Washington, 39-35
7th Place Match - Missouri Red defeated New Jersey Red 44-32.