Final X Qualification Process: Explained

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Final X is the new series that will determine the starting senior world teams for USA Wrestling in 2018. 

The top two contenders in men's and women's freestyle will face off in a best-of-three series to determine the starting team. Those best-of-three series will all take place on the same day, with the 20 total weight class series being spread out over three weekends in three different locations: June 9 in Lincoln, NE; June 16 in State College, PA; and June 23 in Bethlehem, PA

2018 Final X Event Hub

How the Final X matchups are determined for men's freestyle is explained in the diagram below.

The U.S. Open will be the key to determining the world team. Placers at the Open will constitute the majority of the field at the World Team Trials, and the winners of the Open will get a bye to Final X in weights that don't have a returning world medalist. 

For more on the 2018 U.S. Open, check out the event hub here. And stay tuned to FloWrestling, as we will be covering Final X top to bottom all summer long!

2020 Olympic Freestyle Qualifiers

Team USA fans, mark your calendars. The weekend of March 13th, 2020, will be monumental.

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2019 World Championships: Day 9 Match Notes

The final day of wrestling is here for the 2019 world championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakstan.

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2020 Olympic Qualifier Update, Women's Freestyle Edition

The year before the Olympics means that the 2019 world championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, serve as the first qualifier for the 2020 Games in Tokyo.

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Day 8 Recap

Team USA got off to a strong start on the final day of the 2019 World Championships going 6-0n before their first loss. Tyler Graff and Pat Downey each picked up two wins in the preliminaries but ultimately fell. Graff remains alive for repechage. He'll wait to see if Beka Lomtadze (GEO) wins in tonights semifinals.

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2019 World Championships: Day 8 Live Updates

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We have come to our final full day of competition here at the 2019 world championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.

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Anthony Echemendia Commits To Iowa State

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Fargo double champ Anthony Echemendia announced on social media today his intentions to continue his academic and athletic career at Iowa State University.

Day 8 Bracket Analysis

All eyes will be on the paths of a potential Snyderlaev III which would close out the 2019 World Championships on Sunday. 

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Day 7 Recap

Two in, one alive, one out. 

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2019 World Championships: Day 7 Match Notes

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Day seven of the 2019 world championships have begun in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.

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Spey's Stupid Podcast: Mike Mal The Beach Wrestling Expert

Mike Mal sits down with Spey for a fun conversation between pals. Beach wrestling, among other styles, is covered extensively. Spare 90 minutes and join in the fun!