2021 US Marine Corps Junior and 16U National Championships

Minnesota Narrows 16U Team Race Heading Into Finals

Minnesota Narrows 16U Team Race Heading Into Finals

Pennsylvania is still in the lead, but with the same number of finalists, the 16U team title is still up for grabs.

Jul 19, 2021 by JD Rader
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First things first, a correction from yesterday’s team race update: for the first time the scoring is not 8 points for 1st place and 1 point for 8th place, but 25-20-15-12-9-7-5-2 points placing 1-8 in that order. Since we are now through all but the finals on the front side and to the consi round of 4 on the backside, we have actual team points to tally.

16U wrestling resumes tomorrow morning at 10 am EST with consolations. Finals and medal matches will be at 2:30 pm EST.

PlaceStatePointsFinalistsIn The Consi Semis
1Pennsylvania139417
2Minnesota10447
3Ohio8437
4Wisconsin8128
5California7834
6New Jersey7736
7Arizona6231
8Iowa4015
9Missouri3314
10Illinois3113
11Idaho2912
11Virginia2912
13Georgia2814
14Nebraska2711
15Oklahoma2412
15Oregon2412

Pennsylvania is once again in the lead, but it’s looking a lot closer after day two than it was after day one. They went .500 in the semis going 4-4. Sam Herring (106), Tyler Kasak (138), Pierson Manville (145), and Sonny Sasso (195) made the finals. Both Mason Gibson and Vinny Kilkeary were upset. PA will continue to get big points on the backside as well with 5 of their 17 are in the consi semis.

While Minnesota has just as many finalists, they have less than half on the backside on only two consi semifinalists. They got a great boost from Zach Hanson who was down 8-0 in the semis before coming back to win. With PA’s power on the backside, Minnesota will have to come up big in the finals. 

Despite being down 20 points, Ohio can still very much catch Minnesota for second. They have one less finalists, but just as many on the backside and the same number in the consi semis.

Arizona jumped up two spots from 9 to 7 after a solid semi final round where they picked up big wins from Kyler Larkin and Adrian Meza.