photos courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com
Today, USA Wrestling announced a date for the special wrestle-off between Helen Maroulis and Alex Hedrick for the 57 kg spot on the Senior World Team. The best-of-three series of matches will take place Saturday, October 6th, at Grace Hall on the campus of Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The two were supposed to meet June 23rd at the Final X event in Bethlehem; however Maroulis pulled out with an injury. Maroulis is seeking her eighth appearance on the Senior World Team and is a three-time World/Olympic champion. Hedrick just completed her freshman season at Simon Fraser, where she was a WCWA runner-up. Alex qualified for the Final X series by winning both the US Open and the World Team Trials this spring.