North Dakota Eighth at Junior Duals Freestyle

After qualifying for the championship pool Friday by finishing second in their Pool D, North Dakota struggled against the best freestyle teams in the country a day later.  Team North Dakota wen 0-4 Saturday with losses to tournament champion Ohio, along with Oklahoma, Washington, and Nebraska.  Simply finding wins was a challenge Saturday, as the…

North Dakota Advances to Junior Duals Championship Pool After Strong Day One Freestyle Showing

Team North Dakota advanced to the Gold/Silver pool after finishing 2-1 during day one of Freestyle Junior Duals in Tulsa, OK.  The eight teams in the Gold/Silver group, all of which finished in the top two of their preliminary pool, will wrestle a round robin format starting tomorrow.  A champion will then be crowned tomorrow…

Six Junior Duals Takeaways

   Next season, North Dakota will sorely miss the upper weight run of Jesse Shearer, Sam Grove, Jordan Will, and Brandon Metz.  All four are high school graduates that will compete at the college level next season, and Shearer, Grove, and Metz are taking their talents to Division 1 institutions.  Though this group is irreplaceable,  a…

North Dakota Freestyle Junior Duals Results

North Dakota Blue finished 4-1 on the first day of the Freestyle portion of Junior Duals.  Seeded third in Pool A, ND Blue won its first match handily over Kansas Red before taking its lone loss of the day in the semifinals to Missouri 36-33.  In the consolation bracket, North Dakota defeated Colorado and then…

Draws Set for Freestyle Junior Duals

Team North Dakota Blue and Red have received their draws for the Freestyle portion of Junior Duals, beginning at 8:00 AM tomorrow (Friday morning and continuing through Saturday.  North Dakota Blue was given the third seed in Pool A, and will receive a first round bye before a quarterfinals matchup with Kansas Red.  The second…

North Dakota Junior Duals Greco Day 2 Results

North Dakota Blue battled to a fourth place finish in the Bronze/Copper pool at Junior Duals; good enough for 12th place overall.  On the final day of competition, North Dakota scored victories over Florida and Minnesota Red, but fell to Iowa Blue and Washington.  Both Sam Grove (6-0) and Brandon Metz (8-0) went undefeated for…

Junior Duals Day 1 Greco Results

Team North Dakota Blue finished day 1 of the Greco portion of Junior Duals with a 3-1 record, good enough for a third place finish in Pool B and advancement into the Bronze/Copper pool tomorrow.  The winner of the Bronze/Copper pool is the overall ninth place finisher in the tournament.  North Dakota Blue’s only loss…