Jordan Oliver Signs With Bellator MMA
Mar 1, 2023After a long career in wrestling that included almost a decade on the senior level circuit alone, Jordan Oliver will be taking his athletic talents to MMA. Bellator MMA announced the signing of Oliver on Wednesday afternoon via social media.
All The Action From Final X Stillwater
Jun 5, 2022Final X Stillwater is in the books. Get caught up on the action with scoring highlights from all 15 matchups in one article.
Match Notes From Final X Stillwater!
Jun 3, 2022Hello friends. We are live bloggin Final X and we're thrilled you could be here to witness greatness (in both the fields of blogging AND wrestling).
The Full Final X Stillwater Greco Preview
Jun 1, 2022For the first Final X card of 2022, Greco-Roman is giving the people a generous gift in the form of five returning World Team members as well as three rematches from last year’s Trials.
Past Scoring Breakdown & Keys To Victory For Gilman vs Arujau
Jun 1, 2022Thomas Gilman vs Vito Arujau is blossoming into one of my favorite senior-level domestic rivalries in the sport. Back in 2017 at a bar in Waverly, Iowa, Gilman said talked about how a "rivalry" that is one-sided isn't a rivalry at all. With Gilman owning the series 3-0, this would imply that it isn't much of a rivalry. While I somewhat agree with Gilman, I still can't wait to see these two go to war at Final X. Gilman will once again be a heavy odds-on favorite to win, but I'm not counting Vito out.
The Full Final X Stillwater Women's Freestyle Preview
Jun 1, 2022With the World Team Trials Challenge Tournament in our rearview mirror, next stop is Final X presented by Tezos. The first edition will be Friday in Stillwater, followed by the second edition next Wednesday in New York.
Complete Final X College Guide
May 31, 2022America's best wrestlers will put it on the line at two Final X events in the upcoming days. While some are still in college, most have wrapped up their collegiate careers. Take a look at who your favorite team is sending to each Final X event and how they did below! Just because a wrestler doesn't have a college listed, doesn't mean they didn't go to school, just that they didn't compete for a school. Most who don't have a school attended Northern Michigan University and trained at the Olympic Training Site.
Mapping The 2022 Final X Competitors
May 27, 2022The best American wrestlers will be fighting for World Team spots in two locations: Stillwater, Oklahoma and New York, New York. But from where did all these incredible wrestlers come? Check out the maps below to find out!
The Jordan Oliver vs Zain Retherford Rivalry
May 25, 2022Jordan Oliver and Zain Retherford will meet at Final X presented by Tezos on June 3 for the right to represent Team USA at the world championships at 70kg. The two are no strangers on the mat and have met 6 times in a rivalry dating back to 2015. In preparation for their upcoming Final X showdown, get caught up on their past battles below.
7 Incredible Semis Will Decide Final X Competitors
May 22, 2022The semi-finals at the World Team Trials will take place on Sunday, May 22 at 11:00 am (ET) and will decide Final X spots for 16 weights across men’s freestyle, women’s freestyle, and Greco-Roman. Check out a preview of some of the most notable semi-final bouts that will go down in Coralville, Iowa!
10 Must-Watch Final X Era WTT Matches
May 18, 2022The Final X era of the World Team Trials Challenge tournament has a brief but memorable history. A tournament was held in 2018 and 2019 to determine which wrestlers would face each other for the World team spot in each weight class. The format was scrapped for the 2021 World Team Trials since the Olympics were held the same year due to the postponement of the 2020 Olympic Games.
Projecting The 2022 World Team Trials Seeds
May 13, 2022The 2022 World Team Trials are set to go down in Coralville, Iowa May 21-22. This tournament will set the top two wrestlers at every weight who will wrestle-off for the world team spot in June at Final X. Seeds for the trials likely won't be released until a few days prior to the tournament, but because of its importance, we decided to predict what the top 7-8 seeds at each weight will look like. Take a look at those projections for men's freestyle below.
US Open Men's Freestyle Cheat Sheet
Apr 25, 2022In which we provide a quick guide to the men's freestyle weight classes at the USMC US Open.
World Championship Match Notes: Day 3
Oct 4, 2021Good morning and happy monday! We're in Day 3 of the Oslo World Championships! That means the final two men's freestyle weights begin (70 & 97kg) as well as the first two women's freestyle weights (55 & 62kg). Plus we'll have the medal matches for four other men's freestyle weights (57, 65, 79 & 92kg).
World Team Trials Men's Freestyle Bracket Reactions & Best Matchups
Sep 11, 2021We knew it was coming, and now it's here. Brackets for the 2021 World Team Trials are out! CLICK HERE FOR BRACKETS. HERE. DO IT, CLICK. THEY ARE FREE.