The National Folkstyle Duals took place in early April at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana. The event is billed as both an opportunity for underclassmen to showcase their talents in front of college coaches and an exciting team competition.

After placing fourth last season, Team Colorado fared quite well at this year's tournament. The boys from Colorado, who included a state champion, two state runners-up and 13 state placers, finished third in the Silver Pool team scoring behind teams from Kentucky and Indiana.

Here's how the head-to-head dual contests shook out in the final pool:


Round 1

Illinois Inferno defeated Indiana Renegades North 38-33.

Kentucky defeated Colorado 40-20.

Round 2

Kentucky defeated Illinois Inferno 35-29.

Indiana Renegades North defeated Colorado 33-25.

Round 3

Colorado defeated Illinois Inferno 42-23.

Kentucky defeated Indiana Renegades North 40-27.


As for the local grapplers, they fared quite well too.


Monarch 132-pounder Cole Polluconi - Overall record: 2-5

Ryan Kissell (Ohio Titans) over Cole Polluconi (Colorado), 5-3 decision

Dawson Combest (Indiana Gold) over Cole Polluconi (Colorado), 5-1 decision

Cole Polluconi (Colorado) over Ian Dembowski (Indiana Renegades South), 1-0 decision

Alex Isbrant (Ohio Mafia) over Cole Polluconi (Colorado), 3-2 decision

Saul Ervin (Kentucky) over Cole Polluconi (Colorado) SV-1, 7-5 decision

Cole Polluconi (Colorado) over We Rachal (Illinois Inferno), 8-2 decision

Adam Davis (Indiana Renegades North) over Cole Polluconi (Colorado), 4-2 decision


Monarch 145-pounder Xander Rens - overall record 1-6

Anthony Rice (Ohio Titans) over Xander Rens (Colorado) Fall 4:36

Mason Winner (Indiana Gold) over Xander Rens (Colorado) Dec 6-5

Xander Rens (Colorado) over Levi Miller (Indiana Renegades South) Dec 10-3

Joey Sanchez (Ohio Mafia) over Xander Rens (Colorado) Fall 4:26

Konner Kraeszig (Kentucky) over Xander Rens (Colorado) TF 18-1

JP Smith (Illinois Inferno) over Xander Rens (Colorado) Fall 5:03

145 - Malik Hoover (Indiana Renegades North) over Xander Rens (Colorado) Fall 0:13


Longmont 160-pounder Drake Engelking - overall record 4-2

Jack Rogan (Ohio Titans) over Drake Engelking (Colorado) Dec 4-2

Drake Engelking (Colorado) over Diego Lemley (Indiana Gold) SV-1 10-8

Chase Wilson (Indiana Renegades South) over Drake Engelking (Colorado) Dec 6-3

Drake Engelking (Colorado) over Luke Skokna (Illinois Inferno) Dec 3-2

Drake Engelking (Colorado) over Mason Smith (Kentucky) Dec 6-5

Drake Engelking (Colorado) over Jacob Atkins (Indiana Renegades North) Dec 11-6

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