Iowa trumps Ohio 44-14 to become repeat freestyle Junior National Duals champions

Minnesota Gold places seventh

TULSA, Okla. An unstoppable Iowa team with several top college commits dominated the 2022 freestyle National Duals for the second year in a row after defeating Ohio 44-14 in the finals. In the 13 matches wrestled, Iowa won 10 with five technical falls, one pin, and four decisions.

Ryder Block (Iowa) got things started for Iowa with a swift technical fall over Ismael Ayoub (Ohio) at 138 pounds. Block scored on two takedowns, a duck, a turn and ended the match with a back exposure for a perfect 10-0 score.

After a forfeit at 145 pounds, Iowa led 9-0 and won the next two matches by technical fall. Hunter Garvin, who will compete at the 2022 U20 World Championships in both styles, wrapped the match up quickly, scoring on a go-behind and another takedown to three turns for the 10-0 technical fall. Aiden Riggins (Iowa) kept the momentum going at 160 pounds with another dominant win over Antwuan Burns (Ohio), 10-0. He had two takedowns, a four-point move and two turns. Continue reading at →

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