Final X Qualification Process: Explained

Tony Rotundo
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 are 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!

Two Edinboro Transfers: Russell To Minnesota, Geer To OK State

Richard Immel
125 lbs Final - Sean Russell, Edinboro vs Taylor LaMont, Utah Valley Univ

Two Edinboro starters will be wrestling for different teams this fall. 125-pound All-American Sean Russell is going to Minnesota to use his final year of eligibility as a Golden Gopher, and 184-pounder Dakota Geer will transfer to Oklahoma State with sophomore eligibility. 

Final X Matchups Set!

Tony Rotundo
Final X Is Coming

All 20 of the Final X matchups have been set. The three different Final X locations will determine who America sends in men's and women's freestyle to the world championships in Budapest, Hungary this October.

125kg World Team Trials Preview: It's Coon's Year

Tony Rotundo
125 kg Rnd Of 16 - Ben Durbin, TMWC vs Adam Coon, NYAC/MWC

With the World Team Trials challenge tournament finally upon us, all eyes are on 125kg. The deepest and most interesting weight at the U.S. Open in Las Vegas carries over to Rochester, Minnesota this weekend.

2018 UWW Junior World Team Trials Bracket Reactions

Richard Immel

We've got the brackets. All that's left to do is weigh in. The 2018 UWW Junior World Team Trials brackets are live in FloArena, and as expected, the fields for this weekend's challenge tournament in Rochester, MN, are much smaller than the ones at the U.S. Open in Las Vegas last month. 

By The Numbers: Senior World Team Trials

Tony Rotundo
World Team Trials, Last Stop Before Final X

The best wrestlers in the U.S. are looking to get one step closer to claiming a spot on the 2018 senior world team as they clash this weekend at the World Team Trials challenge tournament in Rochester, MN.

97kg World Team Trials Preview: Revenge Is Coming

Tony Rotundo
97 kg Quarterfinal - Ty Walz, TMWC vs Austin Schafer, Nyac/flwc

For some, any 97kg bracket in America that doesn't feature Kyle Snyder is glossed over. If that was you, then you missed the Cinderella story that came out of Las Vegas last month.

2018 UWW Junior World Team Trials: An Overview

Austin Bernard

This weekend in Rochester, Minnesota, 10 young men's freestyler's will earn the right to represent America at the Junior world championships. Starting on Friday, May 18th, and culminating with the finals on Saturday, May 19th, the UWW Junior world team trials will be used to determine who gets to go to Trnava, Slovakia this September.

8 Biggest Moments At The Journeymen World Classic

Josh Conklin

By Oliver Astone

Some of the biggest and baddest young stars have lit the mats on fire at the Journeymen World Classic over the years. As we prepare for more star-studded clashes this weekend in Lake Placid, NY, let's take a look at some of the biggest moments in tournament history.

Everything You Need To Know For Beat The Streets

Tony Rotundo
Jordan Burroughs Is Ready For The Super Match Against Frank Chamizo

It's finally time for the highly anticipated super match between five-time world and Olympic champion Jordan Burroughs and two-time world champion Frank Chamizo at Beat the Streets.

2018 Junior World Team Trials Preview

The passion and optimism for USA Wrestling is glowing.

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