Oklahoma storms to Junior Duals title in freestyle

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- The 2014 Freestyle Junior National Duals concluded with a bang Saturday night, as the hometown heroes from Oklahoma capped off an electrifying tournament with a 38-29 win over Minnesota in the championship finals.

Chandler Rogers (Photo/Austin Bernard)
Montori Bridges got Oklahoma off to a fast start earning a quick first period fall over Minnesota's Brent Jones at 113 pounds.

The resilient Minnesota squad would respond with three straight wins over three of Oklahoma's heavy-hitters. During this span Skyler Petry won 14-6 over past USA Wrestling Triple Crown winner Daton Fix, Mitch McKee defeated two-time Fargo finalist Kaid Brock 15-10 and Tommy Thorn topped Gary Wayne Harding 10-0.

The two teams would trade the next two bouts as Tristan Moran won by technical fall at 138 pounds for Oklahoma and Brady Berge also won via technical fall at 145 pounds for Minnesota. Read full story ...


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Widowmaker (1) about 4 years ago
With Stoll, Benick & Rose in the line-up the outcome would be much different.
jammen (1) about 4 years ago
Perhaps, but OK fielded a very good team and deserved the title.
PapaBearSLIM (1) about 4 years ago
Same could be said of just about every team every year. Quite a tall task to get the best guy at every weight to show up and represent the state. Wrestle with what you have. The kids that did show up from each state put on quite a show. Great 4 days of wrestling.
mckbln (1) about 4 years ago
I think Oklahoma did a great job in both freestyle and Greco. Looking at the line-ups from IL, MN, MI, and NJ there was a LOT of talent. I am a bit disappointed in the 3rd and 5th place finishes for Team Illinois but after sweeping the Cadet National Duals, next year looks pretty good for us.
howiefartz (1) about 4 years ago
People often forget the quality Oklahoma is able to produce with a much smaller number of athletes compared to other states. I think Pennsylvania has more wrestlers in one "district" or "area" or whatever they call it, then Oklahoma has in the whole state.

Just something to think about.