picture of 2018 Final X - State College

Jun 15-16, 2018

Former Penn State star David Taylor returns to Rec Hall to headline Final X State College along with four-time NCAA champion Kyle Dake, and three-time world champion Adeline Gray. 

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  1. Lion's Den Defended: Taylor vs Reenan 1 & 2

    Lion's Den Defended: Taylor vs Reenan 1 & 2

    Jun 18, 2018

    Like every opponent that has ever faced David Taylor in Rec Hall, the odds weren't in Nick Reenan's favor.
  2. It's KD's Time: Valencia & Dake's 2-Match Series

    It's KD's Time: Valencia & Dake's 2-Match Series

    Jun 18, 2018

    The 79kg matchup at Final X gave us everything we were looking for Saturday in State College, PA, as a young high-volume attacker took on a veteran who could score from anywhere but was still looking to make his first world team.
  3. Big Points Fly In Buckeye Battle: Stieber/McKenna Matches 1 & 2

    Big Points Fly In Buckeye Battle: Stieber/McKenna Matches 1 & 2

    Jun 17, 2018

    Unlike the battle of familiarity that we saw between James Green and Jason Chamberlain in Nebraska, the two Buckeyes-Logan Stieber and Joey McKenna-let it fly. 
  4. Final X - State College Match Notes

    Final X - State College Match Notes

    Jun 16, 2018

    We're live blogging the State College edition of Final X. Can you believe it!?
  5. Kyle Dake's Monstrous Hit List

    Kyle Dake's Monstrous Hit List

    Jun 15, 2018

    Kyle Dake has been on the precipice of making a world or an Olympic freestyle team an agonizing number of times. Dake was runner-up to Jordan Burroughs in 2013, 2015, and 2017 at 74kg and second place to J'den Cox at 86kg at the 2016 Rio Olympic Team Trials. 
  6. Flo Predicts Final X - State College

    Flo Predicts Final X - State College

    Jun 15, 2018

    Tomorrow afternoon, the world will see Final X for the second time. At Rec Hall on the campus of Penn State University, 12 of the country's best athletes will face off for the right to reprsent America at the world championships.
  7. David Taylor's Last 2 Years Prove He's World Class

    David Taylor's Last 2 Years Prove He's World Class

    Jun 15, 2018

    This Saturday presents perhaps the greatest opportunity for David Taylor to make a world team. Although this would be his first Senior-level team, Taylor is no stranger to the international scene.
  8. Final X - State College: Adeline Gray vs. Kori Bullock At 76kg

    Final X - State College: Adeline Gray vs. Kori Bullock At 76kg

    Jun 14, 2018

    After making her first Olympic team in 2016, Adeline Gray fell a little short of her goals in Rio. Now, the three-time world champion looks to get another crack at a title as she closes out the women's portion of Final X in State College, PA, this Saturday.
  9. Nick Reenan Adjusts Quickly To Claim Final X Berth

    Nick Reenan Adjusts Quickly To Claim Final X Berth

    Jun 14, 2018

    Nick Reenan is coming into Final X in State College, PA, to face David Taylor the same way he came into the World Team Trials: as the underdog.
  10. Tech Notes: Logan Stieber vs. Joey McKenna

    Tech Notes: Logan Stieber vs. Joey McKenna

    Jun 13, 2018

    Every report coming out of Columbus, Ohio, these days is that Logan Stieber and Joey McKenna are training on opposite ends of the room leading up to their Final X showdown this Saturday in State College, PA.