Final X and World Team Trials Challenge Tournament qualifiers in men’s and women’s freestyle as of April 2

By Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling | April 02, 2018, 10:08 a.m. (ET)
2017 World bronze medalist Nick Gwiazdowski, shown at the 2017 Worlds, has qualified for Final X in State College on June 23. Photo by Tony Rotundo, Wrestlers Are Warriors.

USA Wrestling will post regular updates on the athletes who have qualified for the Final X Series, which determines the 2018 U.S. World Teams in men’s and women’s freestyle.

There are three Final X events, Final X in Lincoln on June 9, Final X in State College on June 16 and Final X at Lehigh at June 23. The winners of these events will compete for the United States at the World Wrestling Championships in Budapest, Hungary in October.

The other major qualifying events for Final X are the 2018 U.S. Open in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 26-28, and the World Team Trials Challenge Tournament for men’s and women’s freestyle, set for Rochester, Minn., May 18-20.

The qualifiers on this list are determined based upon the approved 2018 World Team Trials Qualification and Procedures for men’s freestyle and women’s freestyle

Click here for Women’s Freestyle Procedures

Click here Men’s Freestyle Procedures

In 2018, United World Wrestling expanded to 10 weight classes for the World Championships in all styles.

At this time, there are eight wrestlers who have qualified for one of the Final X events. In addition, 62 wrestlers have qualified for the World Team Trials Challenge Tournament in these two styles.

The next qualifying event for the World Team Trials Challenge Tournament is U.S. Open in Las Vegas, Nev., April 26-28. This is the largest qualifier for the Final X Series, with up to seven in each weight class in men’s freestyle and five in each weight class in women’s freestyle eligible to advance to the World Team Trials Challenge Tournament.

For more information and to order tickets for Final X, visit:
FinalX.tv

FINAL X SERIES QUALIFIERS
As of March 30, 2018


Final X event in Lincoln, June 9

Men's freestyle 57 kg
2017 World silver medalist – Thomas Gilman, Iowa City, Iowa (Titan Mercury WC/Hawkeye WC)
2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion -

Men's freestyle 70 kg
2017 World silver medalist – James Green, Lincoln, Neb. (Titan Mercury WC/Nebraska WTC)
2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion -

Men's freestyle 74 kg
2017 World champion – Jordan Burroughs, Lincoln, Neb. (Sunkist Kids/Nebraska WTC)
2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion -

Men's freestyle 97 kg
2017 World champion – Kyle Snyder, Columbus, Ohio (Titan Mercury WC/Ohio RTC)
2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion -

Women's freestyle 55 kg
2017 World bronze medalist – Becka Leathers, Choctaw, Okla. (Titan Mercury WC)
2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion -

Women's freestyle 59 kg
2017 World silver medalist – Alli Ragan, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids)
2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion -

Women's freestyle 68 kg
2018 U.S. Open champion -
2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion -

Final X in State College, June 16


Men's freestyle 65 kg
2018 U.S. Open champion -
2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion -

Men's freestyle 79 kg
2018 U.S. Open champion -
2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion -

Men's freestyle 86 kg
2018 U.S. Open champion -
2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion -

Women's freestyle 62 kg
2018 U.S. Open champion -
2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion -

Women's freestyle 72 kg
2018 U.S. Open champion -
2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion -

Women's freestyle 76 kg
2018 U.S. Open champion -
2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion -

Final X at Lehigh, June 23

Women's freestyle 50 kg
2018 U.S. Open champion -
2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion -

Women's freestyle 53 kg
2018 U.S. Open champion -
2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion –

Women's freestyle 57 kg
2017 World champion – Helen Maroulis, New York, N.Y. (Sunkist Kids/NYCRTC)
2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion -

Women's freestyle 65 kg
2018 U.S. Open champion -
2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion -

Men's freestyle 61 kg
2018 U.S. Open champion -
2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion -

Men's freestyle 92 kg
2018 U.S. Open champion -
2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion -

Men's freestyle 125 kg
2017 World bronze medalist – Nick Gwiazdowski, Raleigh, N.C. (Titan Mercury WC/Wolfpack RTC)
2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion –

WORLD TEAM TRIALS CHALLENGE TOURNAMENT QUALIFIERS
Set for Rochester, Minn., May 18-20
Note: Athletes can change weight classes from where they qualified


Men’s Freestyle 57 kg
Directly to best-of-three series - 2018 U.S. Open champion –
Other Challenge Tournament entries
Nov. 17 Dave Schultz Memorial silver medalist – Tim Lambert, Lincoln, Neb. (Sunkist Kids)
2018 NCAA champion – Spencer Lee, Murrysville, Pa. (Iowa)
2018 Bill Farrell Memorial bronze medalist – Zane Richards, Champaign, Ill. (Titan Mercury WC)
2018 U.S. Open runner-up –
2018 U.S. Open third place –
2018 U.S. Open fourth place –
2018 U.S. Open fifth place –
2018 U.S. Open sixth place –
2018 U.S. Open seventh place -

Men’s Freestyle 61 kg**
Challenge Tournament entries
2017 Senior World Team member – Logan Stieber, Columbus, Ohio (Titan Mercury WC/Ohio RTC)
Nov. 17 Dave Schultz Memorial champion – Joe Colon, Fresno, Calif. (Titan Mercury WC/Valley RTC)
2018 NCAA champion – Seth Gross, Apple Valley, Minn. (South Dakota State)
2018 Bill Farrell Memorial champion – Jon Morrison, Ann Arbor, Mich. (New York AC/MWC)
2018 U.S. Open runner-up –
2018 U.S. Open third place –
2018 U.S. Open fourth place –
2018 U.S. Open fifth place –
2018 U.S. Open sixth place –
2018 U.S. Open seventh place -

Men’s Freestyle 65 kg**
Challenge Tournament entries
2017 Senior World Team member – Zain Retherford, State College, Pa. (Titan Mercury WC/Nittany Lion WC)
Nov. 17 Dave Schultz Memorial silver medalist – B.J. Futrell, Philadelphia, Pa. (Titan Mercury WC/Pennsylvania RTC)
2018 NCAA champion – Yianni Diakomihalis, Rochester, N.Y. (Cornell)
2018 Bill Farrell Memorial champion – Evan Henderson, Chapel Hill, N.C. (Titan Mercury WC)
2018 U.S. Open runner-up –
2018 U.S. Open third place –
2018 U.S. Open fourth place –
2018 U.S. Open fifth place –
2018 U.S. Open sixth place –
2018 U.S. Open seventh place -

Men’s Freestyle 70 kg
Directly to best-of-three series - 2018 U.S. Open champion –
Other Challenge Tournament entries
Nov. 17 Dave Schultz Memorial gold medalist – Kellen Russell, Ann Arbor, Mich. (New York AC/Cliff Keen WC)
2018 NCAA champion – Jason Nolf, Yatesboro, Pa. (Penn State)
2018 Bill Farrell Memorial silver medalist – Kyle Ruschell, Madison, Wis. (New York AC/BWC)
2018 U.S. Open runner-up –
2018 U.S. Open third place –
2018 U.S. Open fourth place –
2018 U.S. Open fifth place –
2018 U.S. Open sixth place –
2018 U.S. Open seventh place -

Men’s Freestyle 74 kg
Directly to best-of-three series - 2018 U.S. Open champion –
Other Challenge Tournament entries
Nov. 17 Dave Schultz Memorial champion – Nazar Kulchytskyy, Madison, Wis. (Titan Mercury WC)
2018 NCAA champion – Vincenzo Joseph, Pittsburgh, Pa. (Penn State)
2018 Bill Farrell Memorial champion – Thomas Gantt, Raleigh, N.C. (Titan Mercury WC/Wolfpack RTC)
2018 U.S. Open champion –
2018 U.S. Open runner-up –
2018 U.S. Open third place –
2018 U.S. Open fourth place –
2018 U.S. Open fifth place –
2018 U.S. Open sixth place –
2018 U.S. Open seventh place -

Men’s Freestyle 79 kg**
Challenge Tournament entries
Nov. 17 Dave Schultz Memorial champion– Jon Reader, Madison, Wis. (Sunkist Kids)
2018 NCAA champion – Zahid Valencia, Bellflower, Calif. (Arizona State)
2018 Bill Farrell Memorial champion – Alex Dieringer, Stillwater, Okla. (Titan Mercury WC)
2018 U.S. Open runner-up –
2018 U.S. Open third place –
2018 U.S. Open fourth place –
2018 U.S. Open fifth place –
2018 U.S. Open sixth place –
2018 U.S. Open seventh place -

Men’s Freestyle 86 kg**
Challenge Tournament entries
Nov. 17 Dave Schultz Memorial silver medalist – Richard Perry, Philadelphia, Pa. (New York AC/Pennsylvania RTC)
2018 NCAA champion – Bo Nickal, Allen, Texas (Penn State)
2018 Bill Farrell Memorial champion – Joe Rau, Minneapolis, Minn. (Minnesota Storm)
2018 U.S. Open runner-up –
2018 U.S. Open third place –
2018 U.S. Open fourth place –
2018 U.S. Open fifth place –
2018 U.S. Open sixth place –
2018 U.S. Open seventh place -

Men’s Freestyle 92 kg**
Challenge Tournament entries
2017 Senior World Team member at 86 kg – J’den Cox, Columbia, Mo. (Titan Mercury WC/Missouri WF)
Nov. 17 Dave Schultz Memorial champion – Nick Heflin, Norman, Okla. (Titan Mercury WC)
2018 NCAA champion – Mike Macchiavello, Monroe, N.C. (NC State)
2018 Bill Farrell Memorial silver medalist – Kenny Courts, College Park, Md. (Titan Mercury WC)
2018 U.S. Open runner-up –
2018 U.S. Open third place –
2018 U.S. Open fourth place –
2018 U.S. Open fifth place –
2018 U.S. Open sixth place –
2018 U.S. Open seventh place -

Men’s Freestyle 97 kg
Directly to best-of-three series - 2018 U.S. Open champion –
Other Challenge Tournament entries
Nov. 17 Dave Schultz Memorial silver medalist – Blaize Cabell, Fresno, Calif. (Valley RTC)
2018 Bill Farrell Memorial champion – Ty Walz, Blacksburg, Va. (Titan Mercury WC/Southeast RTC)
2018 U.S. Open champion –
2018 U.S. Open runner-up –
2018 U.S. Open third place –
2018 U.S. Open fourth place –
2018 U.S. Open fifth place –
2018 U.S. Open sixth place –
2018 U.S. Open seventh place -

Men’s Freestyle 125 kg
Directly to best-of-three series - 2018 U.S. Open champion –
Other Challenge Tournament entries
Nov. 17 Dave Schultz Memorial champion – Dom Bradley, Lincoln, Neb. (Sunkist Kids/Nebraska WTC)
2018 U.S. Open champion –
2018 U.S. Open runner-up –
2018 U.S. Open third place –
2018 U.S. Open fourth place –
2018 U.S. Open fifth place –
2018 U.S. Open sixth place –
2018 U.S. Open seventh place -

Women’s Freestyle 50 kg**
Challenge Tournament entries
2017 Senior World Team member – Victoria Anthony, Tempe, Ariz., (Sunkist Kids)
Nov. 17 Dave Schultz Memorial bronze medalist – Erin Golston, Colorado Springs, Colo. (New York AC)
2018 WCWA champion at 101 – Regina Doi, Kingsburg, Calif. (King Univ).
2018 WCWA champion at 109 – Cody Pfau, Brush, Colo., (Emmanuel)
2018 Bill Farrell Memorial champion – Whitney Conder, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Army WCAP)
2018 U.S. Open runner-up –
2018 U.S. Open third place –
2018 U.S. Open fourth place –
2018 U.S. Open fifth place –
2018 Pan American Championships team member -
2018 UWW Junior World Team member -

Women’s Freestyle 53 kg**
Challenge Tournament entries
2017 Senior World Team member – Haley Augello, Lockport, Ill. (New York AC)
Nov. 17 Dave Schultz Memorial silver medalist – Sarah Hildebrandt, Colorado Springs, Colo. (New York AC)
2018 U23 National champion – Charlotte Fowler, Katy, Texas (Campbellsville)
2018 Bill Farrell Memorial champion – Arelys Valles, Clewiston, Fla. (Univ. of the Cumberlands)
2018 U.S. Open runner-up –
2018 U.S. Open third place –
2018 U.S. Open fourth place –
2018 U.S. Open fifth place –
2018 Pan American Championships team member -
2018 UWW Junior World Team member -

Women’s Freestyle 55 kg
Directly to best-of-three series - 2018 U.S. Open champion –
Other Challenge Tournament entries
Nov. 17 Dave Schultz Memorial silver medalist – Ronna Heaton, Brookings, S.D. (Sunkist Kids)
2018 WCWA champion at 123 – Dominque Parrish, Scotts Valley, Calif. (Simon Fraser)
2018 Bill Farrell Memorial silver medalist – Samantha Klingel, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Army WCAP)
2018 U.S. Open champion –
2018 U.S. Open runner-up –
2018 U.S. Open third place –
2018 U.S. Open fourth place –
2018 U.S. Open fifth place –
2018 Pan American Championships team member -
2018 UWW Junior World Team member -

Women’s Freestyle 57 kg
Directly to best-of-three series - 2018 U.S. Open champion –
Other Challenge Tournament entries
2018 Bill Farrell Memorial silver medalist – Breana Delgado, Oklahoma City, Okla. (Aires WC)
2018 U.S. Open champion –
2018 U.S. Open runner-up –
2018 U.S. Open third place –
2018 U.S. Open fourth place –
2018 U.S. Open fifth place –
2018 Pan American Championships team member -
2018 UWW Junior World Team member -

Women’s Freestyle 59 kg
Directly to best-of-three series - 2018 U.S. Open champion –
Other Challenge Tournament entries
Nov. 17 Dave Schultz Memorial champion – Lauren Louive, Iowa City, Iowa (Hawkeye WC)
2018 U23 National champion – Abigail Nette, St. Rose, La. (Lions Blood WC)
2018 Bill Farrell Memorial champion – Kelsey Campbell, Tempe, Ariz. (Sunkist Kids)
2018 U.S. Open champion –
2018 U.S. Open runner-up –
2018 U.S. Open third place –
2018 U.S. Open fourth place –
2018 U.S. Open fifth place –
2018 Pan American Championships team member -
2018 UWW Junior World Team member -

Women’s Freestyle 62 kg**
Challenge Tournament entries
Nov. 17 Dave Schultz Memorial champion – Kayla Miracle, Campbellsville, Ky. (Sunkist Kids)
2018 Bill Farrell Memorial silver medalist – Alexandria Liles, Allen, Texas (Best Trained Texas)
2018 U.S. Open runner-up –
2018 U.S. Open third place –
2018 U.S. Open fourth place –
2018 U.S. Open fifth place –
2018 Pan American Championships team member -
2018 UWW Junior World Team member -

Women’s Freestyle 65 kg**

Challenge Tournament entries
2017 Senior World Team member at 63 kg – Mallory Velte, Sacramento, Calif. (Titan Mercury WC)
Nov. 17 Dave Schultz Memorial champion – Forrest Molinari, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Titan Mercury WC)
2018 Bill Farrell Memorial champion – Jayden Laurent, Denmark, Wis. (Musky WC)
2018 U.S. Open runner-up –
2018 U.S. Open third place –
2018 U.S. Open fourth place –
2018 U.S. Open fifth place –
2018 Pan American Championships team member -
2018 UWW Junior World Team member -

Women’s Freestyle 68 kg**
Challenge Tournament entries
2017 Senior World Team member at 69 kg – Tamyra Stock, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Titan Mercury WC/OTC)
Nov. 17 Dave Schultz Memorial champion – Julia Salata, Bristol, Tenn. (New York AC)
2018 U23 National champion – Alexandria Glaude, W. Sacramento, Calif. (Titan Mercury WC)
2018 Bill Farrell Memorial silver medalist – Kayla Marano, Franklin Springs, Ga. (LWC)
2018 U.S. Open runner-up –
2018 U.S. Open third place –
2018 U.S. Open fourth place –
2018 U.S. Open fifth place –
2018 Pan American Championships team member –
2018 UWW Junior World Team member -

Women’s Freestyle 72 kg**
Challenge Tournament entries
Nov. 17 Dave Schultz Memorial champion – Erin Clodgo, Richmond, Vermont (Sunkist Kids)
2018 WCWA champion at 155 – Niauni Hill, Oakland, Calif. (Lindenwood-Belleville)
2018 U23 National champion – Rachel Watters, Ankeny, Iowa (Aires WC)
2018 U.S. Open runner-up –
2018 U.S. Open third place –
2018 U.S. Open fourth place –
2018 U.S. Open fifth place –
2018 Pan American Championships team member -
2018 UWW Junior World Team member -

Women’s Freestyle 76 kg**
Challenge Tournament entries
2017 Senior World Team member at 75 kg – Victoria Francis, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Titan Mercury WC/OTC)
Nov. 17 Dave Schultz Memorial champion – Adeline Gray, Kingston, Pa. (New York AC)
2018 WCWA champion at 170 – Brittany Marshall, Lewisville, Texas (Wayland Baptist)
2018 WCWA champion at 191 – Paige Baynes, Houston, Texas (Grays Harbor)
2018 U23 National champion – Korinahe Bullock, Cahokia, Ill. (Bearcat Takedown Club)
2018 U.S. Open champion –
2018 U.S. Open runner-up –
2018 U.S. Open third place –
2018 U.S. Open fourth place –
2018 U.S. Open fifth place –
2018 Pan American Championships team member -
2018 UWW Junior World Team member –

** - In these weight classes without a 2017 World medalist, the 2018 U.S. Open champion advances directly to Final X.