Final X Matchups are set after World Team Trials Challenge Tournament

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Updated: May 22, 2022

Photo: Kamal Bey (right) defeated Jesse Porter, 6-3, in one of the 2022 WTT Challenge Tournament semifinal matches at 77 kilograms that took place May 21-22 in Coralville, Iowa. The victory sends Bey to New York City on June 8 to face Britton Holmes in one of two Final X locations.  (Justin Hoch photo)

The field for the two Final X locations — June 3 in Stillwater, Okla., and June 8 in New York City — is complete after the 2022 World Team Trials Challenge Tournament finished Sunday evening at the Xtream Arena in Coralville, Iowa. Final X will be the last stop on the road to the UWW World Championships, Sept. 10-18, in Belgrade, Serbia.

Challenge Winners to face 2021 World medalists

Winners of these matches advance to the Final X locations where they will meet a 2021 World medalist, who earned an automatic spot in the Final X.

57 kilos (winner to face Thomas Gilman at the June 3 Final X in Stillwater, Okla.)

Match 1 – Vitali Arujau (SPAR/TMWC) won by TF over Jakob Camacho NC (WOLF/TMWC), 10-0 1:02; Match 2 – Arujau won by TF over Camacho, 13-0 4:03

61 kilos (winner to face Daton Fix at June 3 Final X in Stillwater, Okla.)

Match 1 – Seth Gross (Sunkist Kids WC) dec. Daniel Deshazer (Gopher WC – RTC), 6-2; Match 2 – Gross dec. Deshazer, 9-8

74 kilos (winner will face Kyle Dake at the June 8 Final X in New York City)

Match 1 – Jason Nolf (NLWC/TMWC) won by TF over Joey Lavallee (LVWC/TMWC), 12-1 3:28; Match 2 – Nolf won by TF over Lavallee (LVWC/TMWC), 14-3 4:41

79 kilos (winner will face Jordan Burroughs at the June 8 Final X in New York City)

Match 1 – Chance Marsteller (TMWC) dec. Vincenzo Joseph (CAL/TMWC), 4-0; Match 2 – Joseph dec. Marsteller, 6-2; Match 3 – Marsteller dec. Joseph, 7-2

86 kilos (winner will face David Taylor at the June 8 Final X in New York City)

Match 1 – Zahid Valencia (Sunkist Kids WC) dec. Mark Hall (PRTC/TMWC), 6-0; Match 2 – Valencia won by TF over Hall (PRTC/TMWC), 10-0 5:31

92 kilos (winner will face J’Den Cox at the June 3 Final X in Stillwater, Okla.)

Match 1 – Nathan Jackson (New York Athletic Club) won by TF over Isaac Trumble (WOLF/TMWC), 10-0 0:41; Match 2 – Jackson dec. Trumble, 8-0 –

97 kilos (winner will face Kyle Snyder at the June 3 Final X in Stillwater, Okla.)

Match 1 – Kollin Moore (ORTC/TMWC) won by TF over Michael Macchiavello (WOLF/TMWC), 10-0 5:06; Match 2 – Moore dec. Macchiavello, 6-0

Women’s Freestyle

50 kilos (winner to face Sarah Hildebrandt at the June 8 Final X in New York City)

Match 1 – Alyssa Lampe (Sunkist Kids WC) dec. Erin Golston (NYAC), 10-9; Match 2 – Lampe pinned Golston, 5-0 1:07

55 kilos (winner to face Jenna Burkert at the June 3 Final X in Stillwater, Okla.)

Match 1 – Jacarra Winchester (USOP/TMWC) won by TF over Lauren Mason CA (Brunson UVRTC), 10-0 3:42; Match 2 – Winchester dec. Mason, 10-6

57 kilos (winner to face Helen Maroulis at the June 8 Final X in New York City)

Match 1 – Alexandra Hedrick (USOP/TMWC) dec. Cameron Guerin IL (BEAR/TMWC), 2-1; Match 2 – Hedrick dec. Guerin, 7-5

62 kilos (winner to face Kayla Miracle at the June 8 Final X in New York City)

Match 1 – Jennifer Rogers (NLWC/TMWC) won by injury default over Macey Kilty (Sunkist Kids WC), 0-0 0:31; Match 2 – Rogers won by medical forfeit over Kilty

65 kilos (winner to face Forrest Molinari at the June 3 Final X in Stillwater, Okla.)

Match 1 – Mallory Velte (BDRT/TMWC) VPO1 Emma Bruntil WA (USOP/TMWC), 5-2; Match 2 – Bruntil dec. Velte, 3-2; Match 3 – Velte dec. Bruntil (USOP/TMWC), 6-0

68 kilos (winner to face Tamyra Mensah Stock at the June 3 Final X in Stillwater, Okla.)

Match 1 – Sienna Ramirez (Southern Oregon RTC) dec. Solin Piearcy (Menlo WC), 6-6; Match 2 –  Piearcy dec. Ramirez, 2-2; Match 3 – Ramirez dec. Piearcy, 6-6

Greco Roman

97 kilos (winner will face G’Angelo Hancock at the June 8 Final X in New York City)

Match 1 – Braxton Amos (Wisconsin RTC) pinned Haydn Maley (Beaver Dam Wrestling RTC), 9-1 3:00; Match 2 – Amos pinned Maley, 11-2 2:51

Semifinal winners at weights without a 2021 World medalist

The following is a list of wrestlers who won semifinal matches in Coralville and will now meet at one of two Final X locations — June 3 in Stillwater or June 8 in New York City — with the chance to represent the United States at the 2022 UWW World Championships, Sept. 10-18, in Belgrade Serbia.

Men’s Freestyle

65 kilos (winners meet in New York City Final X)

Evan Henderson (ORTC/TMWC) dec. Nick Lee (NLWC/TMWC), 12-11; Yianni Diakomihalis (SPAR/TMWC) won by TF over Ian Parker (Cyclone -RTC), 10-0 1:01

70 kilos (winners meet in Stillwater, Okla., Final X)

Zain Retherford (NLWC/TMWC) dec. Alec Pantaleo MI (CKWC/TMWC), 5-2; Jordan Oliver (Sunkist Kids WC) dec. Ryan Deakin CO (WILD/TMWC), 7-4

125 kilos (winners meet in New York City Final X)

Hayden Zillmer (Gopher WC – RTC) dec. Dominique Bradley MO (Sunkist Kids WC), 3-1; Nick Gwiazdowski (SPAR/TMWC) won by TF over Anthony Cassioppi (HWC/TMWC), 10-0 2:08

Women’s Freestyle

53 kilos (winners meet in New York City Final X)

Felicity Taylor (BEAR/TMWC) pinned Haley Franich (Air Force RTC), 4-0 0:51; Dominique Parrish (Sunkist Kids WC) dec. Ronna Heaton (Sunkist Kids WC), 6-0

59 kilos (winners meet in Stillwater, Okla.. Final X)

Lexie Basham (Spartan Mat Club) dec. Nanea Estrella (TMWC), 5-3; Abigail Nette (Army WCAP) dec. Michaela Beck (Sunkist Kids WC), 5-1

72 kilos (winners meet in New York City Final X)

Skylar Grote (NYAC) won by TF over Marilyn Garcia (California), 10-0 1:26; Amit Elor (NYC/TMWC) won by TF over Marlynne Deede (Twin Cities RTC), 12-2 3:35

76 kilos (winners meet in Stillwater, Okla., Final X)

Dymond Guilford (USOP/TMWC) won by TF over Victoria Francis (HWC/TMWC), 10-0 3:55; Yelena Makoyed (CARD/TMWC) won by TF over Olivia Robinson (Peninsula WC), 10-0 2:57

Greco-Roman

55 kilos (winners meet in Stillwater, Okla., Final X)

Max Nowry (Army WCAP) pinned Drew West  (Illinois), 8-0 1:30; Brady Koontz (ORTC/TMWC) pinned Dalton Duffield  (Army WCAP), 9-0 2:00

60 kilos (winners meet in New York City Final X)

Dalton Roberts (Army WCAP) pinned Randon Miranda CA (Rise RTC), 8-0 2:40; Ildar Hafizov (Army WCAP) pinned Dylan Koontz WI (ORTC/TMWC), 2-0 1:54

63 kilos (winners meet in Stillwater, Okla., Final X)

Sammy Jones  (NYAC) pinned David Stepanian (NYAC), 9-0 1:51; Jesse Thielke  (Army WCAP) pinned Aidan Nutter  (NYAC), 8-0 0:41

67 kilos (winners meet in New York City Final X)

Alejandro Sancho  (Army WCAP) dec. Peyton Omania (NYAC), 5-1; Alston Nutter  (Sunkist Kids WC) won by TF over Lenny Merkin (NYAC), 16-5 2:47

72 kilos (winners meet in Stillwater, Okla., Final X)

Patrick Smith (Minnesota Storm) pinned Jamel Johnson NC (Marines), 8-0 3:55; Benjamin Peak (Sunkist Kids WC) won by TF over Michael Hooker (Army WCAP), 15-4 0:58

77 kilos (winners meet in New York City Final X)

Britton Holmes (Army WCAP) dec. Ravaughn Perkins CO (New York Athletic Club), 4-3; Kamal Bey (Army WCAP) dec. Jesse Porter NY (New York Athletic Club), 6-3

82 kilos (winners meet in Stillwater, Okla., Final X)

Ben Provisor (NYAC) dec. Ryan Epps (Minnesota Storm), 3-1; Spencer Woods (Army WCAP) pinned Tyler Cunningham (MWC Wrestling), 8-0 3:29

87 kilos (winners meet in New York City Final X)

Alan Vera (NYAC) won by TF over Christian Dulaney (Minnesota Storm), 10-0 1:10; Timothy Young (Illinois) pinned George Sikes (New York Athletic Club), 6-3 6:00

130 kilos (winners meet in Stillwater, Okla., Final X)

Cohlton Schultz (Sunkist Kids WC) won by TF over Tate Orndorff (TMWC), 11-2 5:28; Tanner Farmer (NYAC) pinned West Cathcart (NYAC), 5-0 1:47

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