Diakomihalis/Retherford arbitration ruling announced

By USA Wrestling | Aug. 15, 2019, 6:57 p.m. (ET)

Photos by Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com.

On Thursday afternoon Professor Matthew Mitten, an arbitrator assigned by the American Arbitration Association, ruled that officials improperly allowed a challenge at the conclusion of the second bout of the Final X 65 kg match between Yianni Diakomihalis and Zain Retherford.

As a consequence, Professor Mitten ruled that the result of the second match was nullified, and that USA Wrestling will schedule a completion of the 65 kg match at a time to be determined soon.

Mr. Retherford will go into that match with a 1-0 lead in a best-of-three series.