Junior/14U Girls Duals set to get underway tomorrow in Tulsa, Okla.

By JD Rader, USA Wrestling | June 18, 2019, 1:11 p.m. (ET)
2018 Fargo Cadet 160 lbs. Greco-Roman national champion Adrien Cramer will help Illinois try and defend their Junior Dual Greco-Roman title. Photo by Nicolas Cortez, Mat Focus.

With the completion of 14U/16U Duals last week, it’s time to round out the final set of age group duals. Junior Duals in men’s freestyle, Greco-Roman, and women’s freestyle, as well as the inaugural 14U girl’s duals will take place June 19-22 in Tulsa, Okla.

The addition of the inaugural 14U girl’s duals marks another step in the evolution of women’s wrestling, one of the fastest growing sports on the planet.

Illinois has been the best performing team of all the age-group duals for the past decade, and Junior Greco-Roman is no different. When Illinois defeated Oklahoma Outlaws 44-21 in the first place match last year, it marked back-to-back titles for the Prairie State and their eighth in 11 years.

Illinois will be bringing another tough team to Tulsa, Okla., this year. 16U national champions Adrien Cramer and Abe Assad are both listed on their roster. 

Junior men’s freestyle has been a little bit more up for grabs then Greco-Roman. Ohio defeated Minnesota in a close 33-32 battle last year. Ohio, Minnesota, and Oklahoma have all won titles since 2015.

This year’s Ohio squad will be led by Fargo/UWW Junior National place-winners Dustin Norris, Victor Voinivich, and Nevan Snodgrass. Voinivich made the Junior All-Tournament Team a year ago in freestyle.

2019 marks the second-straight year Junior Women’s Freestyle National Duals will be held alongside men’s freestyle in Tulsa, Okla. While Texas brought home the title in 2018 by defeating Illinois 47-20, and had seven athletes go undefeated, California did not compete. California is always loaded with women’s freestyle talent and will be back this year to compete for a title.

Wrestling will get started tomorrow at 9 a.m. CST with Junior women’s freestyle and Greco-Roman. All matches can be streamed live on TrackWrestling.com.

2018 Greco-Roman results
1st Place - Illinois
2nd Place - Oklahoma Outlaws 1 
3rd Place - Washington
4th Place - Ohio 1
5th Place - Minnesota 1
6th Place - Iowa
7th Place - Nebraska 1
8th Place - California

2018 men’s freestyle results
1st Place - Ohio 1
2nd Place - Minnesota 1
3rd Place - Illinois
4th Place - Oklahoma Outlaws 1
5th Place - New Jersey
6th Place - Washington
7th Place - Nebraska 1 
8th Place - North Dakota 1

2018 women’s freestyle results

1st place - Texas 1
2nd place - Illinois
3rd place - Wisconsin
4th place - Georgia
5th place - Florida
6th place - Texas 2
8th place - Kansas
8th place - Alaska

JUNIOR NATIONAL DUALS
At Tulsa, Okla., June 19-22


Schedule
Wednesday, June 19
9 a.m. – Session I (GR preliminary Rds., WFS two Rds.)
1:30 p.m. – Session II (GR Rds. 3-5, WFS 3 Rds.)

Thursday, June 20
9 a.m. – Session III (GR Color Pools preliminary Rds., WFS 2 Rds.)
1 p.m. – Session IV (GR Color Pools Rds. 3, 4, and finals placement match dual, WFS if needed)

Friday, June 21
8 a.m. – Session I (Junior men & 14U girls preliminary Rds.)
1:30 p.m. – Session II (Junior men & 14U girls Rds. 4-6 and Color Pool Rd. 1)

Saturday, June 22
9 a.m. – Session III (Junior men & 14U girls Color Pool Rds. 2-4 and finals placement match dual)