Yesterday, USA Wrestling announced the dates and weight class assignments for the Final X events held in 2019. This year the winners of the Final X series will determine the Senior world team representatives in all three styles. For the 2018 World Team, Final X only established the men’s and women’s freestyle team members. This year Greco-Roman will be included, as well. Another change to the format is that there will only be two sites compared to three in 2018.
Wrestlers that were world medalists in 2018 will advance to the finals of Final X, rather than qualifying through the US Open and World Team Trials, that is if they stay at the same weight that the medaled at during 2018. The World Championships will be held in Astana, Kazakhstan September 14-22, 2019.
Sites, dates, and weights for Final X will be as follows:
June 8th (Rutgers University – Piscataway, NJ)
Men’s Freestyle: 65 kg, 79 kg, 86 kg, 92 kg, 125 kg
Women’s Freestyle: 50 kg, 57 kg, 65 kg, 68 kg, 72 kg
Greco-Roman: 55 kg, 67 kg, 77 kg, 82 kg, 87 kg
June 15th (University of Nebraska – Lincoln, NE)
Men’s Freestyle: 57 kg, 61 kg, 70 kg, 74 kg, 97 kg
Women’s Freestyle: 53 kg, 55 kg, 59 kg, 62 kg, 76 kg
Greco-Roman: 60 kg, 63 kg, 72 kg, 97 kg, 130 kg
Both sites will have 15 matches and they will be broken down into two different sessions. These sessions will be announced at a later date.