TULSA, Okla. -- Oklahoma Red stopped Illinois from winning Junior National Duals in both Greco-Roman and men's freestyle when they defeated them 32-31 in the finals today. This marks the third time since 2014 that Oklahoma has won Junior National Duals in men's freestyle.
The showdown came down to the final match between the evenly matched teams. Oklahoma won eight matches and Illinois won seven matches.
Illinois got on the board first with a 10-0 tech fall from David Ferrante at 170 lbs. Ferrante couldn't have been much more diverse in his attacks using a single leg, re-attack, gut wrench, double leg, and leg lace to secure the tech fall with 24 seconds left in the first period.
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