NewsUSA WrestlingInternationalWomenUSAW

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

by Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling

2021 World bronze medalist Jenna Burkert (Colorado Springs, Colo./U.S. Army WCAP) has officially accepted her 55 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.

Burkert won a bronze medal at 55 kg at the 2021 World Championships in Oslo, Norway. She has competed on four U.S. Senior World Teams, also wrestling at the World Championships in 2014, 2018 and 2019. Burkert was second in the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials. She won a silver medal at the 2019 Pan American Games. A member of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program, she was fourth in the 2017 CISM Military World Championships. A native of Rocky Point, N.Y., she attended Longwood High School in New York, then finished high school at Marquette High School in Michigan, where she was a part of the U.S. Olympic Education Center women’s freestyle team at Northern Michigan University. Burkert was fifth in the 2010 Youth Olympic Games.

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. Burkert 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 Burkert 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.


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 55 kg – Jenna Burkert (Colorado Springs, Colo./U.S. Army WCAP) vs. winner at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament

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


Residence: Colorado Springs, Colo.

Club: U.S. Army WCAP

College: University of Colorado Springs, Northern Michigan University

High School: Marquette, Mich., Longwood, N.Y.

Born: May 9, 1993

• 2021 World bronze medalist

• Four-time World Team member (2014, 2018, 2019, 2021)

• 2019 Pan American Games silver medalist

• Second in 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials

• 2018 and 2019 World Team Trials Challenge Tournament champion

• 2019 Final X champion

• 2017 U.S. Open champion

• Fourth in 2017 CISM Military World Championships

• Three-time UWW Junior World Team member (2011-2013)

• Fifth in 2010 Youth Olympic Games