2018 World bronze medalist Tamyra Mensah-Stock (Colorado Springs, Colo./Titan Mercury WC/OTC) has officially accepted her berth in Final X. She will battle for the spot at 68 kg/149.5 lbs. on the 2019 U.S. World Team in women’s freestyle at Final X: Rutgers on Saturday, June 8.
The event will be hosted at the Rutgers Athletic Center (RAC) on the campus of Rutgers University in Piscataway, N.J. 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.
Mensah-Stock won a bronze medal at 68 kg at the 2018 World Championships. She was also a member of the 2017 U.S. World Team. In 2019, she became the only U.S. athlete in history to win three Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix titles, and she won them in three straight years (2017-19). She won the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials but did not compete in the Olympics because the USA did not qualify her weight class for the Games. She is a two-time U.S. Open champion (2016 and 2018), and was second in the 2017 U.S. Open. She also boasts two University Nationals titles.
Mensah-Stock was a two-time WCWA national champion and four-tim ue All-American for Wayland Baptist University. She also won two Texas state high school title for Morton Ranch High School.
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The Final X series will determine the 2019 U.S. Senior World Teams in all three Olympic disciplines, 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. Mensah-Stock 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 68 kg, featuring Mensah-Stock, has not yet been assigned a session time.
The Final X opponent for Mensah-Stock 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: Rutgers are:
- Men’s Freestyle: 65 kg, 79 kg, 86 kg, 92 kg, 125 kg
- Women’s Freestyle: 50 kg, 57 kg, 65 kg, 68 kg, 72 kg
- Greco-Roman: 55 kg, 67 kg, 77 kg, 82 kg, 87 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: Rutgers, the series also includes Final X: Lincoln on June 15 at the Bob Devaney Center on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
FINAL X: RUTGERS
At the RAC in Piscataway, N.J., Saturday, June 8
Qualifiers to date
Women’s FS 68 kg - Tamyra Mensah-Stock (Colorado Springs, Colo./Titan Mercury WC/OTC) vs. winner at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament
Men’s FS 79 kg - Kyle Dake (Ithaca, N.Y./Titan Mercury WC/Finger Lakes RTC) vs. winner at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament
Men’s FS 86 kg – David Taylor (State College, Pa./Nittany Lion WC) vs. winner at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament
Men’s FS 92 kg – J’den Cox (Colorado Springs, Colo./Titan Mercury WC/OTC) vs. winner at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament
FINAL X: LINCOLN
At Devaney Center in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, June 15
Qualifiers to date
Men’s FS 74 kg – Jordan Burroughs (Lincoln, Neb./Sunkist Kids/Nebraska WTC) vs. winner at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament
Women’s FS 53 kg – Sarah Hildebrandt (Colorado Springs, Colo./New York AC/OTC) vs. winner at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament
Women’s FS 76 kg – Adeline Gray (Denver, Colo./New York AC) vs. winner at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament
Residence: Colorado Springs, Colo.
Club: Titan Mercury WC
College: Wayland Baptist Univ.
High School: Katy, Texas (Morton Ranch)
Born: Oct. 11, 1992
- 2018 World bronze medalist
- 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials champion
- 2017 U.S. World Team Trials champion
- 2016 and 2018 U.S. Open champion
- Three-time Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix champion in Russia (2017-19)
- First American athlete to win three Yarygin golds
- Second in 2015 World Team Trials
- Second in 2017 U.S. Open
- Third in 2016 Olympic Test Event (Brazil)
- 2015 University Nationals champion
- 2014 and 2017 WCWA Nationals champion for Wayland Baptist
- Two-time Texas state high school champion
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