2018 World champion Adeline Gray (Denver, Colo./New York AC) has officially accepted her berth in Final X. She will battle for the spot at 76 kg/167.5 lbs. on the 2019 U.S. World Team in women’s freestyle at Final X: Lincoln on Saturday, June 15.
The event will be hosted at the Bob Devaney Center on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Exclusive live and on-demand coverage will be provided on FloWrestling, as well as on the FloSports apps on iOS, Roku and Apple TV 4.
Gray won a gold medal at 76kg at the 2018 World Championships. It was Gray’s fourth career World title, which matches the most by any U.S. wrestler in history, joining John Smith, Tricia Saunders and Jordan Burroughs for the record. Add in her 2011 and 2013 World bronze medals, and Gray has six career World medals, second behind Kristie Davis among U.S. women.
She was a member of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team which competed in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. Gray has also won a 2008 Junior World title and a 2012 University World title. She boasts three World Cup gold medals and a 2015 Pan American Games gold medal. Gray has won four U.S. Open titles. She is a graduate of Devry University and is a native of Denver, Colo., graduating from Bear Creek High School. She is currently an assistant coach for the girls wrestling team at Wyoming Seminary in Pennsylvania.
To order tickets, go to the tickets tab on the official Final X website at: FinalX.tv
The Final X series will determine the 2019 U.S. Senior World Teams in all three Olympic discplines, and is held in two different locations and dates in June.
The Team Selection procedures for the U.S. World Teams allow for 2018 Senior World medalists to advance directly to Final X at the weight class where he/she won a medal in 2018. 2018 World medalists must declare, in writing, their intent to accept the automatic berth into by 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time on May 1. Gray has met this requirement and accepted her qualification.
In Final X, the top two wrestlers in each World Championships weight class will compete in a best-of-three series, with winners earning spots on the U.S. Senior World Team to compete at the 2019 Senior World Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan, September 14-22, 2019.
There are two sessions in each Final X event. The series at 76 kg, featuring Gray, has not yet been assigned a session time.
The Final X opponent for Gray will be determined at the World Team Trials Challenge Tournament in Raleigh, N.C., May 16-19.
The weight classes assigned to the Final X: Lincoln are:
- Men’s Freestyle: 57 kg, 61 kg, 70 kg, 74 kg, 97 kg
- Women’s Freestyle: 53 kg, 55 kg, 59 kg, 62 kg, 76 kg
- Greco-Roman: 60 kg, 63 kg, 72 kg, 97 kg, 130 kg
Ticket prices for Final X are:
- VIP Floor - $100
- Reserved seating (100 level) - $65
- General Admission (200 – 300 level) - $40
- Group (GA only) – Buy 10 or more tickets and get $40 off
In addition to Final X: Lincoln, the series also includes Final X: Rutgers on June 8 at the Rutgers Athletic Center (RAC) on the campus of Rutgers University
FINAL X: LINCOLN
At Devaney Center in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, June 15
Qualifiers to date
Women’s FS 76 kg –Adeline Gray (Denver, Colo./New York AC) vs. winner at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament
FINAL X: RUTGERS
At the RAC in Piscataway, N.J., Saturday, June 8
Qualifiers to date
Men’s FS 92 kg – J’den Cox (Colorado Springs, Colo./Titan Mercury WC/OTC) vs. winner at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament
Residence: Denver, Colo.
Club: New York Athletic Club
College: DeVry Univ.
High School: Lakewood, Colo. (Bear Creek)
Born: Jan. 15, 1991 in Denver, Colo.
- Four-time World Champion (2012, 2014, 2015, 2018)
- Two-time World bronze medalist (2011, 2013)
- 2016 U.S. Olympic Team member
- 2015 Pan American Games champion
- Three-time World Cup champion (2014, 2015, 2018)
- 2012 University World champion
- 2008 Junior World champion
- Four-time U.S. Open champion (2009, 2011, 2015, 2018)
- 2011 Junior World silver medalist
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