Afshars triumph followed a pin from Ilia Tomov to give the hosts a 24-18 advantage.
Among those were first-time tournament championships from Arsalan Afshar (132, 10-0) and Jacob Bellizzi (195, 10-0), which helped the club finish third overall behind tourney champ Naperville Central and runner-up Notre Dame.
The anarchy was produced by recurrent wars of rivalry between the dominant tribal groups, such as the Afshars, Zands, Qajars, Bakhtiaris, Afghans, Turkmans, and others.(21) True, the Afshars and the Zands were able periodically to defeat their rivals and place one of their own on the throne.
The rise of the Qajars was particularly beneficial to the ulama when one considers the anti-clerical orientations of their predecessors, Nadir Shah Afshar (1736-47) and Karim Khan Zand (1750-79).