Final X Participants: From Whence They Train

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Final X is bringing 40 of America's best athletes from across the country to three sites over the next three weeks to choose the men's and women's freestyle Senior world teams. But where do they all train? Let's find out!

We plotted the training location for each Final X participant on the map, indicated by the black pinpoints. We also made a heat map of the states containing the most wrestlers currently preparing for a wrestle-off to earn a trip to the 2018 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, in October. 

Final X kicks off this Saturday in Lincoln, Nebraska, before heading to State College, Pennsylvania, on June 16 and wrapping up in Bethlehem, PA, on June 23.

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Many of the current college athletes, such as Joey McKenna and Zahid Valencia, list their hometowns as their locations—Towaco, New Jersey, and Bellflower, California, respectively, in their cases. Most of the post-collegiate athletes list either the location of their Regional Training Center, such as Lincoln, Nebraska, for Jordan Burroughs, or Colorado Springs, CO, where the Olympic Training Center is located, for eight different competitors. 

For a complete list of competitors and their training locations, please see the chart below. 

NAMECITYSTATECLUBFINAL X
Adam CoonFowlervilleMINew York AC/Michigan RTCBethlehem
Alex HedrickFair OaksCATitan Mercury WCBethlehem
Forrest MolinariColorado SpringsCOTitan Mercury WC/OTCBethlehem
Haley AugelloLockportILNew York ACBethlehem
Hayden ZillmerCrosbyMNMinnesota StormBethlehem
Helen MaroulisNew YorkNYSunkist Kids/NYCRTCBethlehem
J’den CoxColumbiaMOTitan Mercury WCBethlehem
Joe ColonFresnoCATitan Mercury WC/Valley RTCBethlehem
Julia SalataBristolTNNew York ACBethlehem
Nahshon GarrettTempeAZSunkist KidsBethlehem
Nick GwiazdowskiRaleighNCTitan Mercury WC/Wolfpack RTCBethlehem
Sarah HildebrandtColorado SpringsCONew York ACBethlehem
Victoria AnthonyTempeAZSunkist KidsBethlehem
Whitney ConderColorado SpringsCOArmy WCAPBethlehem
Alli RaganColorado SpringsCOSunkist Kids/Hawkeye WC/OTCLincoln
Becka LeathersChoctawOKTitan Mercury WCLincoln
Daton FixSand SpringsOKTitan Mercury WC/Cowboy WCLincoln
Isaiah MartinezLeemoreCATitan Mercury WC/Illini RTCLincoln
Jacarra WinchesterColorado SpringsCOTitan Mercury WC/OTCLincoln
James GreenLincolnNETitan Mercury WC/Nebraska WTCLincoln
Jason ChamberlainFresnoCATitan Mercury WC/Valley RTCLincoln
Jenna BurkertColorado SpringsCOU.S. Army WCAPLincoln
Jordan BurroughsLincolnNESunkist Kids/Nebraska WTCLincoln
Kyle SnyderColumbusOHTitan Mercury WC/Ohio RTCLincoln
Kyven GadsonAmesIASunkist Kids/Cyclone RTCLincoln
Randyll BeltzColorado SpringsCOU.S. Army WCAPLincoln
Tamyra StockColorado SpringsCOTitan Mercury WC/OTCLincoln
Thomas GilmanIowa CityIATitan Mercury WC/Hawkeye WCLincoln
Adeline GrayKingstonPANew York ACState College
David TaylorState CollegePANittany Lion WCState College
Erin ClodgoRichmondVTSunkist KidsState College
Joseph McKennaTowacoNJTitan Mercury WC/Ohio RTCState College
Kayla MiracleCampbellsvilleKYSunkist KidsState College
Korinahe BullockCahokiaILMcKendree Bearcat WCState College
Kyle DakeIthacaNYTitan Mercury WCState College
Logan StieberColumbusOHTitan Mercury WC/Ohio RTCState College
Mallory VelteSacramentoCATitan Mercury WCState College
Nick ReenanDallasTXTitan Mercury WC/Wolfpack RTCState College
Rachel WattersAnkenyIANew York AC/Aires WCState College
Zahid ValenciaBellflowerCASunkist KidsState College

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