Minnesota Rolls To Greco 16U National Duals Title

After a two-day demolition of the Greco-Roman field at the 16U National Duals, Minnesota coach Adam Thronson shared a simple secret to his state’s success in the sport — experimentation.

No, the Minnesotans aren’t reinventing the Greco wheel with anything cutting edge, according to Thronson.

They’re just giving the discipline a shot and their commitment is making Minnesota a national Greco hotbed.

“We have four regional training sites throughout Minnesota,” Thronson said. “We have amazing clubs in Minnesota that are always pushing for going to the Greco tournament on Friday and the freestyle tournament on Saturday. It’s just important to give things a try. I don’t think Minnesota is doing anything special. We just stick to a system and we want kids to give this a try. It’s working toward building kids’ confidence from a young age and when they do that we can come to a tournament like this and have a lot of success.” Continue reading at flowrestling.org →

Minnesota Blue Wins 16U Greco Nationals Duals, Illinois Claims 14U Title

Minnesota Red Places Third at 14U Duals

WESTFIELD, Ind. – Minnesota Blue put together a big win over Oklahoma Outlaws Blue in the finals of the 16U Greco-Roman National Duals, 48-26, and Illinois edged out Pennsylvania Blue in the 14U finals, 39-38.

Minnesota Blue won 12 of the night’s 17 matches against Oklahoma Outlaws Blue, including four wins by tech fall and eight by decision. For third place in the 16U division, California took out Illinois, 36-35. Pennsylvania Blue won the fifth-place dual and Idaho emerged victorious for seventh.

In the 14U division, Illinois and Pennsylvania Blue split the bout 9-9. It came down to the 87 kg bout, where Domenic Munaretto won an 11-0 tech fall. The third-place team was Minnesota Red, which dominated Iowa, 52-29. Round out the placement match winners were New Jersey and Michigan Blue for fifth and seventh, respectively. Continue reading at teamusa.org →

#1 St. Cloud State wrestling claims 4th consecutive NWCA DII National Duals title

The #1 ranked St. Cloud State University wrestling team (10-0, 2-0 NSIC) will be bringing home its fourth consecutive title from the NWCA Division II National Duals tournament thanks to an exciting 17-16 win over #5 McKendree in the title match on Saturday, Jan. 11. The NWCA DII Duals were held this year in Louisville, Kentucky and this marks the sixth time that SCSU has won the title (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2013 and 2012).

In a see-saw battle between two of the nation’s top NCAA DII squads, SCSU opened the match with a loss at 125 pounds as #2 Marcus Povlick posted an 8-2 win over SCSU’s Brandon Betancourt. The Huskies quickly replied at 133 pounds with a 5-4 victory by #2 Garrett Vos over Christian Mejia.

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Augsburg 2nd at NWCA D-III National Duals

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The top-ranked Augsburg University men’s wrestling team suffered a 24-15 loss to No. 2-ranked Wartburg College (Iowa) in the finals of the National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III National Duals championships, after advancing to the finals with a 22-10 win over No. 4-seed Loras College (Iowa) on Saturday at Freedom Hall.

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St. Cloud State to face McKendree in NWCA title match

SCSU defeated Central Oklahoma in the semifinals

The #1 ranked St. Cloud State University wrestling team (9-0, 2-0 NSIC) punched its ticket to the championship match of the NWCA Division II National Duals thanks to a 22-12 win over #6 Central Oklahoma on Saturday, Jan. 11 in Louisville, Kentucky.

The Huskies will now match up with #5 McKendree in the title match of the NWCA National Duals tournament at 2 p.m. CT on Jan. 11 in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Augsburg Women to wrestle for 7th place at NWCA National Duals

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Augsburg University wrestling team will compete for seventh place at the inaugural NCAA women’s bracket at the National Wrestling Coaches Association National Duals, after going 1-2 in its matches on Friday at Freedom Hall. Augsburg opened with a 28-16 loss to Presbyterian (S.C.), then edged Adrian (Mich.) 25-24 before falling to Gannon (Pa.) 35-11.

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#1 Huskies continue winning ways in Louisville with 39-3 victory

The #1 ranked St. Cloud State University wrestling team (8-0, 2-0 NSIC) punched its ticket to the semifinals of the 2020 NWCA Division II National Duals with an impressive 39-3 vicory over #7 ranked Tiffin University on Friday, Jan. 10. The NWCA tournament is being held on Jan. 10-11 in Louisville, Kentucky.

The Huskies will now face #6 University of Central Oklahoma in the semifinals of the NWCA DII National Duals on Saturday, Jan. 11 at 11 a.m. In the other semifinal match scheduled for Jan. 11, #4 Nebraska-Kearney will face #5 McKendree. To reach the semi’s, Nebraska-Kearney beat #2 Pitt-Johnstown 24-16, Central Oklahoma defeated Notre Dame (Ohio) 28-10 and McKendree edged #8 Upper Iowa.

In the victory over Tiffin, SCSU kicked off the match with a 14-8 win by Robby Horsman over Tiffin’s Ray Adams III. At 133, #2 Garrett Vos posted a big 13-1 major decision win over Tiffin’s Richetshaye Puente. At 141, #4 Garrett Aldrich added bonus points for the Huskies with a quick 1:07 fall over Tiffin’s Dylan Mansor.

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