Final X Qualification Process: Explained

Final X Is Coming

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!

2018 World Championships: Day 2 Live Updates

57 m, Daton Fix, TMWC vs Thomas Gilman, TMWC

Live, from Budapest, it's Sunday morning! It's another beautiful day here in Hungary's first city. The weather is actually not so nice, but there's no rain here in the Papp Laszlo Arena, and there are EIGHT Americans wrestling, so of course it is a lovely, lovely Sunday. 

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World Championships Bracket Reactions: 57, 65, 79 & 92 KG

79 kg Semis - Kyle Dake, TMWC vs Joshua Asper, Navy-Marine Corps RTC

We load up four fresh sets of brackets for the second day of the 2018 World Championships in Budapest Hungary. It's time to look at Thomas Gilman, Logan Stieber, Kyle Dake and J'den Cox's draw in their quest for gold. 

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Men's Freestyle World Championship Team Race

61 kg Final - Joe Colon, TMWC vs Nahshon Garrett, Sunkist Kids WC

Below are the minimum and maximum number of points possible for the top contenders in the men's freestyle 2018 World Championship team race.

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Freestyle Day 1 Recap

Budapest 2018 Training Facility Tour

David Taylor is on to the World finals.

2018 World Championships: Day 1 Match Notes

A Gassed Out Yazdani After Wrestling DT

Updates live from Budapest, Hungary! It's the 2018 World Championships!

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Carson Kharchla Makes College Decision

170 lbs - Carson Kharchla, OH Junior Men's Freestyle Fargo Champion

Carson Kharchla, the nation's top available prospect, has made his college decision.

World Championships Bracket Reactions: 61, 74, 86 & 125 KG

86kg Quarters - David Taylor, Nittany Lion WC vs Noe Garcia, Roadrunners

The first order of business for the 2018 World Championships has been completed, as brackets for 61, 74, 86 and 125 kg have been drawn. Joe Colon, Jordan Burroughs, David Taylor and Nick Gwiazdowski can finally see their paths to Budapest gold. Let's see what's in store for the Americans tomorrow morning when the action gets underway.  

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2018 Super 32 Upperweight Preview

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2018 Super 32 Middleweight Preview

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2018 Super 32 Lightweight Preview

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Super 32 Lightweight Preview

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