picture of Final X Special Wrestle-off: Dake vs. Dieringer

Completed, Aug 17, 2019
 

World champion Kyle Dake does battle with Alex Dieringer for a spot on the 2019 U.S. World Team. 

  1. FRL 399: Analyzing The Gameplans And Tactics In The Dake/Ringer Matches

    FRL 399: Analyzing The Gameplans And Tactics In The Dake/Ringer Matches

    Aug 20, 2019

    FRL 399 breaks down the tactics and gameplans of Kyle Dake and Alex Dieringer, as well as some info on a potential date and location for the Yianni/Zain match(es). We also discuss the Olympic redshirt plans of Mark Hall and Spencer Lee.
  2. Final X: Dake vs Dieringer Match Notes

    Final X: Dake vs Dieringer Match Notes

    Aug 17, 2019

    It's going down in Texas! Kyle Dake and Alex Dieringer wrestle a best two-of-three series to determine who will represent the United States in Nur-Sultan, Kazahkstan at the 2019 UWW Senior World Championships at 79kg. 
  3. Dake vs Dieringer Preview: Spey & Nomad's Picks

    Dake vs Dieringer Preview: Spey & Nomad's Picks

    Aug 16, 2019

    It's been happening for years. Message board posters, media personalities, and wrestling fans of all sorts have been picking against Kyle Dake for nearly a decade now.
  4. FRL 398: Zain/Yianni Arbitration Ruling Emergency Show!

    FRL 398: Zain/Yianni Arbitration Ruling Emergency Show!

    Aug 16, 2019

    FRL 398: Zain/Yianni Arbitration Ruling Emergency Show!
  5. The Winner Of Dake/Dieringer Will Be The 79kg World Champ

    The Winner Of Dake/Dieringer Will Be The 79kg World Champ

    Aug 16, 2019

    The winner between Kyle Dake and Alex Dieringer this Saturday will be the favorite to win worlds next month.
  6. Watch Dieringer's Recent International Hit Parade

    Watch Dieringer's Recent International Hit Parade

    Aug 16, 2019

    Alex Dieringer has had a busy 2019, wrestling in three of the four UWW Rankings Series events. That travel and hard work paid off, as Dieringer currently sits fourth in the 79kg standings. With Kyle Dake at #1 and an injured Akhmed Gadzhimagomedov at #3, Dieringer would end up with the #2 seed should he beat Kyle Dake in this weekend's wrestle-offs.
  7. The Yianni/Zain Arbitration Ruling Is In!

    The Yianni/Zain Arbitration Ruling Is In!

    Aug 15, 2019

    Though the series took place at Final X: Rutgers on June 8th, neither Yianni Diakomihalis nor Zain Retherford knew the ultimate result of their controversial second match until today. It has now been revealed that Yianni was successful in his appeal, and a binding court of arbitration has nullified the result of match 2. 
  8. FRL 397: Dake/Ringer Is Finally Happening!

    FRL 397: Dake/Ringer Is Finally Happening!

    Aug 15, 2019

    FRL 397 recaps Junior worlds and the guys make their picks for Dake and Dieringer this weekend.
  9. Spey's Take: No One Is Taking This Spot From Dake

    Spey's Take: No One Is Taking This Spot From Dake

    Aug 15, 2019

    It takes a bold man to predict that a senior-level athlete will defeat an opponent that he holds a 4-0 lifetime record against. Some would call that courageous; others, heroic. I do not care for the inevitable approbation I will undoubtedly receive for doing so, but nonetheless, I am stating on the record that no one, including Alex Dieringer, is taking Kyle Dake's world team spot away from him.
  10. Kyle Dake Timeline Since Winning Worlds Last October

    Kyle Dake Timeline Since Winning Worlds Last October

    Aug 15, 2019

    Kyle Dake became a world champion on October 22, 2018, achieving a goal he has had since childhood. The next 10 months, however, have been a bit of a rollercoaster ride.