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Final Match-ups set to determine 2018 World men’s and women’s freestyle teams

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Updated: May 30, 2018

Are you ready for Final X?

For three straight Saturdays in June and at three different locations, USA Wrestling will determine the final 10 men’s freestyle wrestlers and final 10 women’s freestyle wrestlers who will represent the United States in the 2018 UWW World Championships, which will be held Oct. 20-28, in Budapest, Hungary.

These events, which will be held in Lincoln, Neb., State College, Pa., and Bethlehem, Pa., and co-hosted by FloWrestling, are being called Final X, where 2017 World medalists, 2018 U.S. Open champions and 2018 World Team Trials Challenge Tournament winners will face each other in a Best-of-3 Championship Series.

The following are the match-ups of those Championship Series at the three different locations in June. The Greco-Roman team, which will also compete in the World Championships in October, will be selected June 21-22 in Tulsa, Okla.

WIN Magazine also provided a review of the 2018 World Team Trials Challenge Tournament, held May 19-20 in Rochester, Minn., and preview of Final X in the recent issue.

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Lincoln, Neb. June 9

(Begins at 6 p.m. CDT)

Men’s Freestyle

57 kg/125.5 pounds

2017 World silver medalist – Thomas Gilman (Iowa City, Iowa/Titan Mercury WC/Hawkeye WC)

2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion – Daton Fix (Stillwater, Okla./Titan Mercury WC)

70 kg/154 pounds

2017 World silver medalist – James Green (Lincoln, Neb./Titan Mercury WC/Nebraska WTC)

2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion – Jason Chamberlain (Fresno, Calif./Titan Mercury WC)

74 kg/163 pounds

2017 World champion – Jordan Burroughs (Lincoln, Neb./Sunkist Kids/Nebraska WTC)

2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion – Isaiah Martinez (Champaign, Ill./Titan Mercury WC)

97 kg/213 pounds

2017 World champion – Kyle Snyder (Woodbine, Md./Titan Mercury WC/Ohio RTC)

2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion – Kyven Gadson (Waterloo, Iowa/Sunkist Kids WC)

Women’s Freestyle

55 kg/ 121 pounds

2017 World bronze medalist – Becka Leathers (Choctaw, Okla./Titan Mercury WC)

2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion – Jacarra Winchester (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids)

59 kg/130 pounds

2017 World silver medalist – Alli Ragan (Carbondale, Ill./Sunkist Kids)

2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion – Jenna Burkert (Colorado Springs, Colo./Army WCAP)

68 kg/149.5 pounds

2018 U.S. Open champion – Tamyra Stock (Colorado Springs, Colo./Titan Mercury WC)

2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion – Randyll Beltz (Colorado Springs, Colo./Army WCAP)

 

State College, Pa., June 16

(Begins at 6 p.m. EDT)

Men’s Freestyle

65 kg/143/5 pounds

2018 U.S. Open champion – Joey McKenna (Towaco, N.J./Unattached)

2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion – Logan Stieber (Columbus, Ohio/Titan Mercury WC)

79 kg/174 pounds

2018 U.S. Open champion – Kyle Dake (Ithaca, N.Y./Titan Mercury WC)

2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion – Zahid Valencia (Tempe Ariz/Sunkist Kids WC)

86 kg/189 pounds

2018 U.S. Open champion – David Taylor (State College, Pa./Nittany Lion WC)

2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion – Nick Reenan (Raleigh, N.C./Titan Mercury WC)

Women’s Freestyle

62 kg/136.5 pounds

2018 U.S. Open champion – Kayla Miracle (Campbellsville, Ky./Sunkist Kids)

2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion – Mallory Velte (Sacramento, Calif./Titan Mercury WC)

72 kg/158.5 pounds

2018 U.S. Open champion – Erin Clodgo (Richmond, Vt./Sunkist Kids)

2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion – Rachel Watters (Ballard, Iowa/New York AC)

76 kg/167 pounds

2018 U.S. Open champion – Adeline Gray (Kingston, Pa./New York AC)

2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion – Korinahe Bullock (Cahokia, Ill/Bearcat WC)

 

Bethlehem, Pa., June 23

Begins at 7 p.m. EDT

(True Third-Place Matches begin at 5 p.m. EDT)

Men’s Freestyle

61 kg/132 pounds

2018 U.S. Open champion – Joe Colon (Fresno, Calif./Titan Mercury WC)

2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion – Nahshon Garrett (Tempe, Ariz./Sunkist Kids WC)

92 kg/204 pounds

2018 U.S. Open champion – J’den Cox (Columbia, Mo./Titan Mercury WC)

2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion – Hayden Zillmer (Minneapolis, Minn./Minnesota Storm)

125 kg/275 pounds

2017 World bronze medalist – Nick Gwiazdowski (Raleigh, N.C./Titan Mercury WC/Wolfpack RTC)

2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion – Adam Coon (Ann Arbor, Mich./NYAC/Wolverine WC)

Women’s Freestyle

50 kg/110 pounds

2018 U.S. Open champion – Whitney Conder (Colorado Springs, Colo./U.S. Army WCAP)

2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion – Victoria Anthony (Huntington Beach, Calif./Sunkist Kids WC)

53 kg/116.5 pounds

2018 U.S. Open champion – Sarah Hildebrandt (Colorado Springs, Colo./New York AC)

2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion – Haley Augello (Lockport, Ill./US Army WCAP)

57 kg/125.5 pounds

2017 World champion – Helen Maroulis (New York City/Sunkist Kids/NYCRTC)

2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion – Alex Hedrick (Fair Oaks, Calif./Titan Mercury WC)

65 kg/143.5 pounds

2018 U.S. Open champion – Julia Salata (Bristol, Tenn./New York AC)

2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion – Forrest Molinari (Bernicia, Calif./Titan Mercury WC)

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