16U National Duals set to begin next week in Spokane, Wash.

By JD Rader, USA Wrestling | June 07, 2019, 2:57 p.m. (ET)
Mason Gehloff of Minnesota locks up a gut wrench. Gehloff went undefeated and made the 16U (Cadet) All-Tournament Team in both styles last year. He is still 16U eligible this year. Photo by Nic Cortez, MatFocus.com.

The USA Wrestling age-level freestyle and Greco-Roman circuit will continue next week with the annual 16U National Duals competition in Spokane, Wash., June 11-15.

Greco-Roman competition will begin Wednesday with freestyle to follow on Friday.

No other state has come close to being as dominant at 16U (Cadet) National Duals than Illinois. The Prairie State has won seven of the past 10 years in Greco-Roman and 12 out of the past 16 years in freestyle.

Although it came down to the final match against Washington in the finals, Illinois regained the 16U Greco-Roman title last year after losing the past two years to Minnesota. However, Illinois took second in freestyle for the first time since 2012. The team to dethrone them in 2018 was the same team that dethroned them in 2012 – Pennsylvania. 

Many states will once again be bringing tough teams with some of the state’s top 16U athletes. The entire event will be streamed live on TrackWrestling.com.

2018 Greco-Roman results

1st Place - Illinois
2nd Place - Washington 
3rd Place - Minnesota Storm Red
4th Place - Kansas
5th Place - Pennsylvania
6th Place - Oklahoma
7th Place - Georgia
8th Place - Iowa

2018 freestyle results
1st Place - Pennsylvania
2nd Place - Minnesota Storm Red
3rd Place - Illinois
4th Place - Iowa
5th Place - Kansas
6th Place - Oklahoma
7th Place - Washington 
8th Place - Missouri

At Spokane, Wash., June 12-15

Wednesday, June 12
9 a.m. – Greco-Roman Session I (Rds. 1 & 2, preliminary championship, semifinals, consolation quarterfinals)
1:30 p.m. – Greco-Roman Session 2 (Rds. 3, 4, & 5, consolation semi-finals, & placement matches)

Thursday, June 13
8 a.m. – Greco-Roman Session 3 (Color Pools Rd. 1 & 2 preliminary duals)
1 p.m. – Greco-Roman Session 4 (Color Pools Rd. 3 & 4 preliminary duals & finals placement matches)

Friday, June 14

8 a.m. – Freestyle Session I (Rd. 1, 2, & 3– Preliminaries, Consolations, & Semifinals)
1:30 p.m. – Freestyle Session 2 (Rds. 4, 5 & 6 – Consolations, Placement (1st-8th), & True 2nd, Rd. 1 - Preliminary Duals Color Pools (Gold/Silver, Bronze/Copper, Red/Blue, Green/Yellow))

Saturday, June 15
9 a.m. – Freestyle Session 3 (Rd. 2, 3 & 4 - Preliminary Duals and Finals Placement Match)