May - 30 - 2018

USA Wrestling and FloWrestling have set the press conference schedule for all three Final X events in June.

During Final X, the top two men’s and women’s freestyle wrestlers in each weight class will compete in a best-of-three series, earning spots on the U.S. Senior World Team and the opportunity to compete at the 2018 World Wrestling Championships in Budapest, Hungary, Oct. 20-28, 2018.

Final X will be held over three consecutive weekends and in three different cities: Lincoln, Neb., on June 9, State College, Pa., on June 16, and Bethlehem, Pa., on June 23.

Each of the press conferences will be held on the Friday prior to the Final X event in that city. The press conference in each location will begin at 4:00 p.m. with the women’s freestyle Final X participants, followed by the men’s freestyle participants at 4:45 p.m. The entire press conference should be completed by 5:30 p.m.


Final X in Lincoln press conference

Friday, June 8 at 4:00 p.m. CT

At the Bob Devaney Center

Women participants (4:00 p.m.) – 59 kg – Alli Ragan and Jenna Burkert; 55 kg – Becka Leathers and Jacarra Winchester; 68 kg – Tamyra Stock and Randyll Beltz

Men participants (4:45 p.m.) - 70 kg – James Green and Jason Chamberlain; 97 kg – Kyle Snyder and Kyven Gadson; 57 kg – Thomas Gilman and Daton Fix; 74 kg – Jordan Burroughs and Isaiah Martinez

Final X in State College press conference

Friday, June 15 at 4:00 p.m. ET

At Rec Hall

Women participants (4:00 p.m.) – 62 kg – Kayla Miracle and Mallory Velte; 72 kg – Erin Clodgo and Rachel Watters; 76 kg – Adeline Gray and Korinahe Bullock

Men participants (4:45 p.m.) – 65 kg – Joey McKenna and Logan Stieber; 79 kg – Kyle Dake and Zahid Valencia; 86 kg – David Taylor and Nick Reenan

Final X at Lehigh press conference

Friday, June 22 at 4:00 p.m. ET

At Grace Hall (Caruso Complex)

Women participants (4:00 p.m.) – 50 kg – Whitney Conder and Victoria Anthony; 53 kg – Sarah Hildebrandt and Haley Augello; 65 kg – Julia Salata and Forrest Molinari; 57 kg – Helen Maroulis and Alex Hedrick

Men’s participants (4:45 p.m) – 61 kg – Joe Colon and Nahshon Garrett; 92 kg – J’den Cox and Hayden Zillmer; 125 kg – Nick Gwiazdowski and Adam Coon

Each press conference will include a short formal section in which athletes make a statement, followed up by questions from the media, and concluded with a chance for one-on-one interview opportunities.


FloWrestling will provide exclusive live and on-demand coverage of the three-event Final X series. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Roku, or Apple TV 4, as well as on desktop or mobile web via


Media attending the press conference will need to be accredited, and comply with USA Wrestling’s media policies.


To confirm participation at one or more of the Final X press conferences, contact Gary Abbott of USA Wrestling at or by cell phone at 719-659-9637.

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