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Date Set for Yianni/Zain 65 kg World Team Wrestle-Off


photo courtesy of Richard Immel

It looks like you better cancel those Labor Day cookouts and get ready for another unexpected day of wrestling action. This morning, USA Wrestling tweeted the basic details for the wrestle-off between Yianni Diakomihalis and Zain Retherford for the 65 kg spot on the 2019 Senior Men’s Freestyle World Team. The event will be held on Monday, September 2nd, at 3pm on the campus of Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. 

Last week an arbitrator released his ruling on the appeal from Diakomihalis’ staff, challenging the procedures of their match at Final X Rutgers. The ruling stated that the result of the second match was thrown out and the two would have to wrestle again, with Retherford holding a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three series. 

This week Cornell Head Coach Rob Koll appeared on Takedown TV to discuss the ruling, as well as the Kyle Dake/Alex Dieringer match and the Big Red’s 2019-20 lineup.

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