picture of 2019 Final X Wrestle-Off: Yianni vs Zain

Completed , Sep 2, 2019

Yianni Diakomihalis and Zain Retherford do battle for the 65kg spot on the U.S. world team. 


  1. Spey's Stupid Podcat: Rock Star Chris Walker

    Spey's Stupid Podcat: Rock Star Chris Walker

    Jan 9, 2020

    Who shot the awesome Zain vs Yianni highlight films? Why, none other than FloMarching's own Chris Walker! Learn about this literal rock star and more than you ever thought you'd want to know about the marching arts in another scintillating episode of Spey's Stupid Podcast!
  2. FRL 403: Was The Yianni/Zain Exchange Scored Correctly?

    FRL 403: Was The Yianni/Zain Exchange Scored Correctly?

    Sep 4, 2019

    Zain Beat Yianni, Was The Crotch Lock Scored Correctly, And How Does This Impact Our World Team?
  3. Every Exchange In The Zain/Yianni Final X Wrestle-Off

    Every Exchange In The Zain/Yianni Final X Wrestle-Off

    Sep 3, 2019

    That's it, it's over. The long summer of Final X has come to an end, and our world team is complete.
  4. Zain vs Yianni Match Notes

    Zain vs Yianni Match Notes

    Sep 2, 2019

    The final Final X matches are finally here! We got two matches in Piscataway in June, then, an arbitrator ruled that we will get at least one more in Wilkes-Barre on Labor Day. Zain still leads the series 1-0. Can Yianni win two in a row and claim the 65kg men's freestyle senior world team spot? Find out with these live updates!
  5. Your Total And Complete Guide To Zain vs Yianni

    Your Total And Complete Guide To Zain vs Yianni

    Sep 1, 2019

    Zain Rethford and Yianni Diakomihalis wrestled for the 65-kilogram world team spot at Final X: Rutgers. Zain was declared the winner, but, after a protest, an independent arbitrator decided otherwise. As such, this Tuesday, we will have one --and possibly two-- more matches between two giants of American wrestling to decide the final Team USA spot for the UWW Senior World Championship in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. 
  6. The Mother Of All Zain/Yianni Tech Notes

    The Mother Of All Zain/Yianni Tech Notes

    Aug 30, 2019

    Zain Retherford is set to wrestle Yianni Diakomihalis again on September 2 at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, PA. This time we’ll start off by re-wrestling match No. 2 from Final X, Rutgers. If Zain wins that match he’ll be the rep in Kazakhstan. If Yianni wins the first match on Labor Day we’ll go to a deciding match No. 3 later that day. 
  7. Tech Notes: Yianni Zain, The Scramble Numbers

    Tech Notes: Yianni Zain, The Scramble Numbers

    Aug 29, 2019

    Zain Retherford is set to wrestle Yianni Diakomihalis again on September 2 at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, PA. This time we’ll start off by re-wrestling match No. 2 from Final X, Rutgers. If Zain wins that match he’ll be the rep in Kazakhstan. If Yianni wins the first match on Labor Day we’ll go to a deciding match No. 3 later that day. 
  8. FRL 402: The Yianni/Zain Blowoutstravaganza Special + 133 Tiers

    FRL 402: The Yianni/Zain Blowoutstravaganza Special + 133 Tiers

    Aug 29, 2019

    Episode 402 of FRL is the the Yianni/Zain Blowoutstravaganza Special, with predictions and breakdowns of this Monday's match(es). We also break down the 133lb tiers and what jobs in wrestling are the best.
  9. Tech Notes: Yianni/Zain, The Par Terre Numbers

    Tech Notes: Yianni/Zain, The Par Terre Numbers

    Aug 28, 2019

    Zain Retherford is set to wrestle Yianni Diakomihalis again on September 2 at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, PA. This time we’ll start off by re-wrestling match No. 2 from Final X, Rutgers. If Zain wins that match he’ll be the rep in Kazakhstan. If Yianni wins the first match on Labor Day we’ll go to a deciding match No. 3 later that day. 
  10. The Legendary Careers Of Zain and Yianni

    The Legendary Careers Of Zain and Yianni

    Aug 28, 2019

    The favorite sons for two of the nation's traditional best wrestling states will collide on Monday to settle, once and for all, who the American representative will be at 65kg at the World Championships in 2019.