AUSTIN, Texas — Today, USA Wrestling, the national governing body for wrestling in the United States, and FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, announced that tickets are now available to the general public for Final X at Lehigh as part of the exciting new Final X Series.
Final X at Lehigh will be held at Stabler Arena on the campus of Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, starting at 7 PM EST on Saturday, June 23. The event will determine the 2018 U.S. senior world teams in men’s and women’s freestyle wrestling, featuring the nation’s best Olympic-caliber athletes in these disciplines. To order tickets, go to the tickets tab on the official Final X website at: www.FinalX.tv
Ticket prices, which include a convenience fee, are available in three pricing levels:
· VIP seating (on floor and at lower level) for $97.00
· Reserved seating for $71.00
· General Admission seating for $44.50
VIP seating is limited and includes preferred seating, a commemorative fight card, an exclusive credential, and a Final X seat cushion. For groups of 10 or more, please call ticket services at 610-758-6611.
The first Final X event will be on June 9 at a location to be announced. Final X in State College, PA, is the second event in the series, set for Rec Hall on June 16. Final X at Lehigh is the third event in the series.
For Final X at Lehigh, the top two men’s and women’s freestyle wrestlers in each of six weight classes will compete in a best-of-three series, with winners earning spots on the U.S. senior world team to compete at the 2018 World Wrestling Championships in Budapest, Hungary, on Oct. 20-28, 2018.
The weight classes assigned to the Final X at Lehigh are:
Men's freestyle weight classes (61kg, 92kg, 125kg)
Women's freestyle weight classes (50kg, 53kg, 57kg, 65kg)
Athletes must qualify for Final X based upon the approved Trials selection procedures in each style, and 2017 senior world medalists may advance directly to Final X under certain conditions. Based upon these procedures, if they enter the specified weight class, 2017 world champion Helen Maroulis in women’s freestyle (57kg) and 2017 world bronze medalist Nick Gwiazdowski in men’s freestyle (125kg) will advance directly to Final X at Lehigh.
The qualifying events for Final X are the 2018 U.S. Open in Las Vegas on April 26-28, and the World Team Trials Challenge Tournament for men’s and women’s freestyle, set for Rochester, MN, on May 18-20.
FloWrestling will provide exclusive live and on-demand coverage of all three Final X events on FloWrestling.com, as well as across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Roku, and Apple TV 4.
“Final X is an incredible event for wrestling fans, athletes, and the sport itself,” FloSports SVP, Global Rights Acquisition Adam Fenn said. “The top American wrestlers will be at their best to compete for a spot on the world team, and FloWrestling will be beside every mat, capturing the live matches and giving fans the behind-the-scenes footage they can’t get anywhere else.”
USA Wrestling National Events Director Pete Isais said: “Stabler Arena is a perfect venue to showcase our nation’s top wrestlers battling for spots on Team USA. There will be a first-class event production that will add to the drama and excitement of the wrestling action. Get your tickets now to guarantee the best seating locations. Final X Lehigh will be an outstanding event that fans will not want to miss.”
For more information, visit FinalX.tv, FloWrestling.com, or TheMat.com.