Rematch Rewind - See the 2018 Final X series between Mallory Velte and Kayla Miracle

By USA Wrestling | June 12, 2019, 1:36 p.m. (ET)
Home page photo: Kayla Miracle and Mallory Velte mix it up in their battle at the 2018 Final X at State College. Photo by Richard Immel.

Of the 15 best-of-three series at Final X: Lincoln this weekend, there are four rematches of championship series from last year's Final X event. USA Wrestling will post the match video from each of the 2018 Final X series which will be a rematch this year, one per day over the next four days.

Our Wednesday posting is the best-of-three series at 62 kg between Mallory Velte and Kayla Miracle from the 2018 Final X.

Flash back to the 2018 U.S. Open, when Miracle beat Velte in the finals. Miracle advanced directly to Final X, while Velte had to win the World Team Trials Challenge Tournament to earn her spot in Final X.

At Final X at State College last year, Miracle came out strong in bout one with a 4-2 win. In the second match, Velte evened up the series with a 4-2 win. The deciding third match went to Velte, by a 7-1 margin.

Velte went on to win a bronze medal at the 2018 Worlds, which qualified her directly into Final X: Lincoln. This year, it was Miracle who won the World Team Trials Challenge Tournament to earn her return trip.

Bout One – Miracle dec. Velte, 4-2

Bout Two – Velte dec. Miracle, 4-2

Bout Three – Velte dec. Miracle, 7-1