Amit Elor accepts Final X berth, will compete for U.S. World Team spot in Newark, June 10
by USA Wrestling and Beat The Streets New York
2022 Senior World champion Amit Elor (Walnut Creek, Calif./Titan Mercury WC/New York City RTC), who is the youngest U.S. Senior World champion in history at age 18, has officially accepted her berth in Final X. She will battle for the 72 kg spot on the 2023 U.S. World Team in women’s freestyle wrestling in Final X, presented by Tezos, on Saturday, June 10 at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
Final X will determine the 2023 U.S. Senior World Teams in all three Olympic disciplines: men’s and women’s freestyle and Greco-Roman. There will be 30 weight classes contested, 10 in each Olympic discipline. The top two U.S. athletes in each weight class will compete in a best-of-three series in Final X to determine who will wrestle at the 2023 Senior World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia.
Elor had a record-setting 2022 season, winning the Senior World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia, the U23 World Championships in Pontevedra, Spain, and the U20 World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. She became the first U.S. wrestler (and only second wrestler in the world) to win three UWW World titles in the same year. In 2021, Elor won two World titles, a U20 World title and a U17 World title. She also won a title at the 2019 U17 Beach World Championships. Elor was third in the 2019 U17 World Championships. She was also a 2015 U15 Pan American champion. A native of Walnut Creek, Calif., she won a 2019 California state title for College Park High School as a freshman, then focused exclusively on freestyle wrestling.
It is the second straight year Final X will serve as the Beat The Streets New York Annual Benefit. This year’s event will be the 13th BTSNY Annual Benefit. These unique and electrifying annual events help BTSNY raise more than $1 million each year to support local youth wrestling programs which empower young people in New York City. The BTSNY Annual Benefit after party will follow the conclusion of Final X.
This will be the second time Elor has competed in a BTSNY Annual Benefit event. Her most recent BTSNY outing was in 2022 Final X New York, where she defeated Skylar Grote in two straight matches, both by technical fall, in Hulu Theater in Madison Square Garden.
There are a variety of options for Final X wrestling-only event tickets, with prices starting at $40 on Ticketmaster.
Benefit tickets and sponsorship packages (wrestling event plus exclusive after-party celebration access), that also provide the best wrestling-event seats, are available at give.btsny.org/beatthestreetsbenefit2023. For more information on ticket packages, email Katrin Pokalyukhin at email@example.com.
Proceeds from Benefit tickets and sponsorship packages will directly help BTSNY, which provides a safe, positive atmosphere for student-athletes to learn the essential life lessons of discipline, perseverance, self-reliance, humility and a strong work ethic through wrestling.
The team selection procedures for the U.S. World Teams in each style allows for 2022 Senior World medalists to advance directly to Final X at a specified weight class. Elor has met this requirement and accepted her qualification.
The Final X opponent for Elor will be determined at the U.S. Open in Las Vegas, Nev., April 26-30. The champion in women’s freestyle at 72 kg at the U.S. Open will qualify to face Elor in Final X.
FloWrestling will serve as the host broadcasting partner for Final X, presented by Tezos.
*Please note if Prudential Center's tenant, New Jersey Devils, hosts a Stanley Cup Final game on June 10 the contingency date for Final X would be Friday, June 9.
Final X, presented by Tezos
At Prudential Center, Newark, N.J., Saturday, June 10
Declared qualifiers to date
Women’s Freestyle 72 kg - Amit Elor (Walnut Creek, Calif./Titan Mercury WC/New York City RTC)
Men’s Freestyle 70 kg - Zain Retherford (State College, Pa./Titan Mercury WC/Nittany Lion WC)
Women’s Freestyle 62 kg – Kayla Miracle (Tempe, Ariz./Sunkist Kids)
Men’s Freestyle 65 kg – Yianni Diakomihalis (Rochester, N.Y./Titan Mercury WC/Spartan Combat RTC)
Women’s Freestyle 50 kg – Sarah Hildebrandt (Colorado Springs, Colo./New York AC/USOPTC)
Men’s Freestyle 74 kg – Kyle Dake (State College, Pa./Titan Mercury WC/Nittany Lion WC)
Men’s Freestyle 97 kg - Kyle Snyder (State College, Pa./Titan Mercury WC/Nittany Lion WC)
Women’s Freestyle 57 kg – Helen Maroulis (Tempe, Ariz./Sunkist Kids)
Men’s Freestyle 79 kg – Jordan Burroughs (Philadelphia, Pa./Sunkist Kids/Pennsylvania RTC)
Residence: Walnut Creek, Calif.
Club: Titan Mercury WC
Regional Training Center: New York City RTC
High School: Pleasant Hill, Calif. (College Park)
Born: Jan. 1, 2004
• 2022 Senior World champion
• 2022 U23 World champion
• 2021 and 2022 U20 World champion
• 2021 U17 World champion
• 2019 U17 Beach World champion
• Youngest U.S. athlete to win a Senior World title at age 18
• First U.S. wrestler to win three UWW World titles in the same year
• 2019 U17 World bronze medalist
• 2015 U15 Pan American champion
• 2019 California state high school champion.
Amit Elor BTSNY Annual Benefit History (2-0 record)
2022: Skylar Grote (USA), match one, WIN tech fall 10-0
2022: Skylar Grote (USA), match two, WIN tech fall 10-0