Dominique Parrish 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 World champion Dominique Parrish (Tempe, Ariz./Sunkist Kids) has officially accepted her berth in Final X. She will battle for the 53 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.
Competing in her first Senior World Championships in 2022, Parrish won the gold medal at 53 kg in Belgrade, Serbia. She won a gold medal at the 2022 Pan American Championships and was third in the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials. Parrish was a U.S. Open champion in December 2019 and was a Final X runner-up in 2019. She competed on three U.S. U23 World Championships teams (2017-2019), placing fifth in 2019. Parrish won two WCWA national titles for Simon Fraser University and was a three-time All-American. She was the 2019 Miranda Medal winner as top U.S. college women’s wrestler. A native of Scotts Valley, Calif., she was a two-time California high school state champion for Scotts Valley High School.
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 Parrish has competed in a BTSNY Annual Benefit event. Her most recent BTSNY match came in 2022 Final X New York, where she defeated Felicity Taylor in two straight matches, 7-2 in bout one and 8-2 in bout two, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Parrish has met this requirement and accepted her qualification.
The Final X opponent for Parrish will be determined at the U.S. Open in Las Vegas, Nev., April 26-30. The champion in women’s freestyle at 53 kg at the U.S. Open will qualify to face Parrish 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 53 kg – Dominique Parrish (Tempe, Ariz./Sunkist Kids)
Men’s Freestyle 86 kg - David Taylor (State College, Pa./Titan Mercury WC/Nittany Lion WC)
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: Tempe, Ariz.
Club: Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club
College: Simon Fraser University
High School: Scotts Valley, Calif.
Born: Nov. 5, 1996
• 2022 World Champion
• 2022 Pan American Championships gold medalist
• Third in 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials
• Three-time U23 World Team member (2017, 2018, 2019)
• Dec. 2019 U.S. Open champion
• 2019 Final X runner-up
• 2019 World Team Trials Challenge Tournament champion
• Second in 2019 Dave Schultz Memorial International
• Two-time WCWA champion and three-time All-American
• Two-time California state high school champion
Dominique Parrish BTSNY Annual Benefit History (2-0 record)
2022: Felicity Taylor (USA), match one, WIN, 7-2
2022: Felicity Taylor (USA), match two, WIN, 8-2