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Connecticut team earns top 25 finish at 14U National Duals in freestyle

Team Connecticut finished 24th at the 14U Freestyle National Duals in Pennsylvania. (Photo courtesy USA Wrestling Connecticut)

A team of Connecticut wrestlers participated in USA Wrestling’s 14U Freestyle National Duals tournament in Oaks, Pennsylvania on June 14-15.

Teams compete with 18 weight classes ranging from 71 pounds to 257 pounds.

Connecticut went 2-3 in their initial pool bouts on Friday and went 0-4 on Saturday in their pool bouts to finish 24th overall out of 40 teams in the tournament.

Pennsylvania Blue won their second straight 14U freestyle National Duals title with a 50-27 win over California in the championship match, winning 12 of 18 matches.

Pool A (Friday)
Minnesota Blue 56, Connecticut 27
Connecticut 42, Rhode Island White 24
Connecticut 42, Delaware 31
Arkansas 57, Connecticut 25
Fifth place: Missouri Red 56, Connecticut 22
Consolation pool Red/Blue (Saturday)
Iowa 74, Connecticut 9
Florida 53, Connecticut 21
New York Blue 39, Connecticut 38
Seventh place: Oklahoma Red 38, Connecticut 32

Results: 2024 14U National Duals — Freestyle

Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of Connecticut Wrestling Online. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 40 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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