Dake vs Dieringer Wrestle-Off Details Released

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Dake vs. Dieringer Final X Special Wrestle-off set for Round Rock High School in Texas, August 17

The location and time for the Final X Special-Wrestle-off for the 79 kg position on the 2019 U.S. Senior World Team between 2018 World champion Kyle Dake (Ithaca, N.Y./Titan Mercury WC/Finger Lakes RTC) and 2019 World Team Trials Challenge Tournament champion Alex Dieringer (Stillwater, Okla./Titan Mercury WC/Cowboy RTC) has been set.

This best-of-three series will be held at Round Rock High School in Round Rock, Texas, on Saturday, August 17, starting at 1:00 p.m. Round Rock is a suburb of the Austin, Texas community. 

The winner of this Final X Special Wrestle-off will represent the United States at the 2019 World Wrestling Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. The 79 kg World Championships competition in men’s freestyle will be on Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22.

The Dake vs. Dieringer Final X Special Wrestle-off will be broadcast live by FloWrestling.

Spectators are welcome to attend the Final X Special Wrestle-off, with tickets available at the door for $10 (adults) and $5 (youth).

Dake, who qualified for Final X after winning a 2018 World medal, requested and received a delay of his championship series in Final X: Rutgers on June 8 due to injury. Dake was able to do this based upon the 2019 General World Team Trials Procedures. Dake met all of the requirements needed to receive a delay.

Dieringer had qualified for Final X by winning the title at the 2019 World Team Trials Challenge in Raleigh, N.C., May 17-19.

Dake won the gold medal in his first Senior World Championships last year in Budapest, Hungary. Dieringer has not yet qualified for a Senior World Team.

Dake was a four-time NCAA champion for Cornell, while Dieringer won three NCAA titles for Oklahoma State.

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