IOWA CITY, Iowa — Hawkeye Wrestling Club members Thomas Gilman and Alli Ragan have accepted invitations to their respective Final X Series in Lincoln, Nebraska, on June 9.
The Final X is a best-of-three series that determines the United States representatives for the 2018 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, on Oct. 20-28. Gilman and Ragan’s Final X opponents will be determined at the World Team Trials in Rochester, Minnesota, on May 18-20.
Gilman and Ragan were extended invitations to the Final X finals due to their medal placements at the 2017 World Championships. Gilman was a silver medalist for the United States men’s freestyle team at 57 kg/125.5 lbs. Ragan won a silver medal at the same World Championships for the U.S. women’s freestyle team at 59 kg/130 lbs.
The Lincoln, Nebraska, Final X is contested at the Bob Devaney Center on the campus of the University of Nebraska. Exclusive live and on-demand coverage is available at FloWrestling.org, as well as on the FloSports apps on iOS, Roku and Apple TV 4.
To order tickets, go to the tickets tab on the official Final X website at: www.FinalX.tv
The Lincoln Final X series is one of three Final X locations. The others include Final X in State College on June 16 and Final X at Lehigh on June 23.
The weight classes assigned to the Final X event in Lincoln are:
? Men’s freestyle weight classes (57 kg, 70 kg, 74 kg, 97 kg)
? Women’s freestyle weight classes (55 kg, 59 kg, 68 kg)
FINAL X IN LINCOLN
At Bob Devaney Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Saturday, June 9
Qualifiers to date
Men’s 57 kg – Thomas Gilman (Titan Mercury WC) vs. winner at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament
Men’s 70 kg – James Green (Sunkist Kids) vs. winner at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament
Men’s 97 kg – Kyle Snyder (Titan Mercury WC) vs. winner at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament
Women’s 55 kg – Becka Leathers (Titan Mercury WC) vs. winner at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament
Women’s 59 kg – Alli Ragan (Sunkist Kids) vs. winner at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament
Other weight classes will be men’s freestyle at 74 kg and women’s freestyle at 68 kg.