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Miracle accepts Final X berth, and will compete for U.S. World Team spot in New York on June 8

by Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling

2021 World silver medalist and 2020 U.S. Olympian Kayla Miracle (Tempe, Ariz./Sunkist Kids) has officially accepted her 62 kg women’s freestyle berth in Final X

Miracle will battle for a spot on the 2022 U.S. World Team in Final X New York. presented by Tezos, on Wednesday, June 8 at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Miracle won a silver medal at 62 kg at the 2021 World Championships in Oslo, Norway. She was a member of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team in Tokyo, Japan, placing 12th. Miracle was also eighth at the 2019 World Championships. Miracle is fresh off of her U.S. Open title in Las Vegas, Nev. this past weekend, her fourth career U.S. Senior Open title. She won a gold medal at the 2019 Pan American Games. Miracle won four age-group World medals, a U23 World silver in 2019, two Junior World bronze medals (2014, 2016) and a 2012 Cadet World silver medal. She was a four-time WCWA women’s college national champion for Campbellsville. She attended Culver Academy in Culver, high school.

This will serve as the 12th Beat the Streets Annual Benefit. These unique and electrifying annual events help Beat the Streets New York raise millions of dollars to support local youth wrestling programs which empower young people in New York City.

There are a variety of ticket options available for Final X New York, beginning at $65 so you don't miss the first in-person Benefit since 2019. Purchase your wrestling-only event tickets on Ticketmaster. For information on Benefit tickets and sponsorship packages (wrestling event and exclusive after party access) that also provide the best wrestling-event seats, visit or email Fund Development Manager Kerry Doyle at"

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. Miracle has met this requirement and accepted her qualification.

There are 15 weight classes contested in Final X New York, five in each discipline. The weight classes assigned to the Final X New York are:

• Men’s freestyle: 65 kg, 74 kg, 79 kg, 86 kg, 125 kg

• Women’s freestyle: 50 kg, 53 kg, 57 kg, 62 kg, 72 kg

• Greco-Roman: 60 kg, 67 kg, 77 kg, 87 kg, 97 kg

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

The Beat the Streets Annual Benefit, a fan-favorite, is a major showcase of the best of international wrestling. These competitions have been at iconic locations across New York City.

This will be Miracle’s first Beat the Streets Benefit event.

In addition to Final X New York, Final X Stillwater will be held Friday, June 3 at Gallagher-Iba Arena on the campus of Oklahoma State University. There will be 15 other weight classes contested in Stillwater.

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 NEW YORK, presented by Tezos

At Madison Square Garden Hulu Theater, Wednesday, June 8

Declared Qualifiers to date

Women’s freestyle 62 kg – Kayla Miracle (Tempe, Ariz./Sunkist Kids) vs. winner at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament

Women’s freestyle 50 kg – Sarah Hildebrandt (Colorado Springs, Colo./New York AC/USOPTC) vs. winner at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament

Men’s Freestyle 74 kg - Kyle Dake (Ithaca, N.Y./Titan Mercury WC/Spartan Combat RTC) vs. winner at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament

Men’s Freestyle 86 kg - David Taylor (State College, Pa./Titan Mercury WC/Nittany Lion WC) vs. winner at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament

Greco-Roman 97 kg - G’Angelo Hancock (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids) vs. winner at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament

Women’s Freestyle 57 kg - Helen Maroulis (Rockville, Md./Sunkist Kids) vs. winner at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament

Men’s Freestyle 79 kg – Jordan Burroughs (Philadelphia, Pa./Sunkist Kids/Pennsylvania RTC) vs. winner at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament


Residence: Tempe, Ariz.

Club: Sunkist Kids

College: Campbellsville

High School: Culver, Ind. (Culver Academy)

Born: April 26, 1996

• 2021 World silver medalist

• 2020 U.S. Olympic Team member (12th)

• Eighth at 2019 World Championships

• Second in 2019 U23 World Championships

• Four-time U.S. Open champion (2017, 2018, 2019, 2022)

• 2019 Final X champion

• 2019 Pan American Games champion

• Third in 2014 and 2016 Junior World Championships

• Second in 2012 Cadet World Championships

• Four-time WCWA College National champion (2015-18)