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Mensah Stock accepts Final X berth, and will compete for U.S. World Team spot in Stillwater, Okla. on June 3

by Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling

2020 Olympic champion and 2019 World champion Tamyra Mensah Stock (Colorado Springs, Colo./Titan Mercury WC/USOPTC) has officially accepted her 68 kg women’s freestyle berth in Final X.


She will battle for a spot on the 2022 U.S. World Team in Final X Stillwater, presented by Tezos, on Friday, June 3 at Gallagher-Iba Arena on the campus of Oklahoma State University.


Mensah Stock claimed the 68 kg gold medal in women’s freestyle at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, only the second U.S. woman to win an Olympic wrestling gold medal. She also boasts a gold medal from the 2019 World Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. She also won World bronze medals in 2018 and 2021. She became the first U.S. athlete to ever win three Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix titles in Russia, claiming three straight from 2017-2019. She is also a three-time Pan American Championships champion. Mensah Stock won two WCWA college national titles for Wayland Baptist. A native of Katy, Texas, Mensah won two Texas state titles for Morton Ranch High School.

Tickets for Final X Stillwater, presented by Tezos


The Final X series will determine the 2022 U.S. Senior World Teams in men’s freestyle, women’s freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling which will compete in Belgrade, Serbia, Sept. 10-18.


The Team Selection procedures for the U.S. World Teams in each style allows for 2021 Senior World medalists and 2020 Olympic medalists to advance directly to Final X at a specified weight class. Tamyra Mensah Stock has met this requirement and accepted her qualification.


There are 15 weight classes contested in Final X Stillwater, five in men’s freestyle, five in women’s freestyle and five in Greco-Roman. The weight classes assigned to the Final X Stillwater are:

• Men’s freestyle: 57 kg, 61 kg, 70 kg, 92 kg, 97 kg

• Women’s freestyle: 55 kg, 59 kg, 65 kg, 68 kg, 76 kg

• Greco-Roman: 55 kg, 63 kg, 72 kg, 82 kg, 130 kg


The Final X opponent for Mensah Stock will be determined at the World Team Trials Challenge Tournament, set for Coralville, Iowa, May 20-22.


Final X Stillwater will be held alongside the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Honors Weekend, which is happening at the Hall of Fame facility next door, June 3-4.


In addition to Final X Stillwater, Final X New York (which serves as the Beat the Streets Annual Benefit this year), will be held at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Wednesday, June 8. There will be 15 other weight classes contested in New York.

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FloWrestling will serve as the host broadcasting partner for both Final X Stillwater, presented by Tezos, and Final X New York, presented by Tezos

FINAL X STILLWATER, presented by Tezos

At Gallagher-Iba Arena at Oklahoma State University, Friday, June 3


Declared Qualifiers to date

Women’s freestyle 68 kg - Tamyra Mensah Stock (Colorado Springs, Colo./Titan Mercury WC/USOPTC) vs. winner at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament

Men’s freestyle 97 kg - Kyle Snyder (State College, Pa./Titan Mercury WC/Nittany Lion WC) vs. winner at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament

Men’s freestyle 61 kg – Daton Fix (Sand Springs, Okla./Titan Mercury WC/Cowboy RTC) vs. winner at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament

TAMYRA MENSAH STOCK

Residence: Colorado Springs, Colo.

Club: Titan Mercury WC

Training at U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center

College: Wayland Baptist Univ.

High School: Katy, Texas (Morton Ranch)

Born: Oct. 11, 1992

• 2020 Olympic champion

• 2019 World champion

• 2018 and 2021 World bronze medalist

• 2018 and 2019 Final X champion

• 2016 and 2018 U.S. Open champion

• Three-time Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix champion in Russia (2017-19)

• First American athlete to win three Yarygin golds

• 2019, 2020 and 2021 Pan American Championships champion

• 2015 University Nationals champion

• 2014 and 2017 WCWA Nationals champion for Wayland Baptist

• Two-time Texas state high school champion
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