High School Wrestling

2017 Junior Duals Freestyle Preview

Dack Punke, Illinois

Photo by John Sachs

Following the conclusion of Greco on Thursday, the freestyle portion of the 2017 Junior Duals will begin on Friday morning. The first day of freestyle action will see the teams divided into four pools with double elimination brackets. Place in the top two, true second matches are in effect, and you'll move on to the Gold/Silver Pool for Saturday where the champion will be crowned. Last year, Ohio topped Illinois in the championship dual, 37-27. It was Illinois' second consecutive runner-up finish after losing to Oklahoma in 2015. Oklahoma had won two straight titles before falling to seventh a year ago.

Illinois is bringing an outstanding team once again this time around. The question is, who can anyone step up and stop them? Let's go team by team through the contenders to find out.

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