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 teamusa.org →