2018 World bronze medalist Mallory Velte (Sacramento, Calif./Titan Mercury WC) has officially accepted her berth in Final X. She will battle for the spot at 62 kg/136.5 lbs. on the 2019 U.S. World Team in men’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.
Velte won a World bronze medal at 62 kg in 2018 in Budapest, Hungary. She has competed in two straight World Championships, also wrestling in the 2017 World Championships in Paris, France. She has made three straight U.S. Women’s National Teams, after placing third at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials. Velte was a member of the 2015 UWW Junior World Team, placing fifth in her weight class.
She was a three-time WCWA champion and four-time All-American competing for Simon Fraser. She claimed two University Nationals titles in 2016 and 2017. Velte won two California girls state high school titles for Christian Brothers 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. Velte has met this requirement and accepted his 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 Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, September 14-22, 2019.
There are two sessions in each Final X event. The series at 62 kg, featuring Velte, has not yet been assigned a session time.
The Final X opponent for Velte 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 62 kg - Mallory Velte (Sacramento, Calif./Titan Mercury WC) 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
Men’s FS 97 kg - Kyle Snyder (Columbus, Ohio/Titan Mercury WC/Ohio RTC) vs. winner at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament
Men’s FS 74 kg – Jordan Burroughs (Lincoln, Neb./Sunkist Kids/Nebraska WTC) vs. winner at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament
Men’s GR 130 kg - Adam Coon (Ann Arbor, Mich./New York AC/Cliff Keen WC) vs. winner at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament
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
Residence: Sacramento, Calif.
Club: Titan Mercury WC
College: Simon Fraser Univ.
High School: Sacramento, Calif. (Christian Brothers)
Born: March 4, 1995
- 2018 World bronze medalist
- 2018 Final X champion
- 2017 U.S. World Team member
- Second in 2016 World Team Trials at 60 kg
- 2018 World Team Trials Challenge Tournament champion
- 2018 U.S. Open runner-up
- Third in 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials
- 2016 Canada Cup champion
- 2016 and 2017 University Nationals champion
- Third in 2017 U.S. Open
- Three-time WCWA national champion for Simon Fraser (2016, 2017, 2018)
- Fifth in the 2013 Junior World Championships
- Two-time California state high school champion
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