The Ultimate Final X Fan Guide
by Richard Immel, USA Wrestling
Photo: 2022 Final X held at Hulu Theater in New York. (Tony Rotundo, wrestlersarewarriors.com)
Final X presented by Tezos has arrived, carrying with it a single-day wrestling spectacle unlike any we have seen before in the U.S. Here is all the important information you will need to follow Final X this weekend.
When and Where
Final X will be held at Prudential Center, the home of the NHL New Jersey Devils, with doors opening at Noon (ET). Wrestling will begin at 12:30 (ET) in Newark, N.J. and will run until approximately 9 p.m. A complete schedule of events and list of matchups can be found below.
What to Expect
On tap for the event are best-of-three series to determine the 2023 U.S. World Team, true third matches that will establish the 2023 U.S. National Team, premier high school exhibition matches and Beat the Streets student-athlete exhibition matches.
The main event best-of-three Final X series in men’s freestyle, women’s freestyle and Greco-Roman will be held in two distinct sessions. Round one matches will take place in session one at 2 p.m. Round two matches and the "if necessary" round three matches will take place in session two which starts at 6 p.m. These matches will be contested in weight class order, starting with the lightest weight in each style and working up to the heaviest weight.
Those in attendance should note the placement of each mat. All men’s freestyle matches will take place on the center mat. The women’s freestyle matches will run on the North end of the arena in front of sections 7 and 20. The Greco-Roman mat is located on the South end of the arena in front of sections 9 and 18.
How To Watch
Fans can watch the Final X live broadcast on FloWrestling.com. FloWrestling offers two subscription packages to watch this event. A monthly subscription is available for $29.99, and a yearly subscription can be purchased for $150.
FloWrestling is the official broadcast partner of USA Wrestling. All USA Wrestling events are available to stream live and on-demand at FloWrestling.com.
Final X Press Conference
The official Final X press conference will take place on Friday and will be live streamed on FloWrestling.com. There will be three different press sessions: Greco-Roman at 10 a.m., women’s freestyle at 11 a.m. and men’s freestyle at 12 p.m.
Over 20 Final X athletes will be featured in the press conference including Olympic champions Jordan Burroughs, Kyle Snyder, Gable Steveson and David Taylor, plus Olympic medalists Adeline Gray, Sarah Hildebrandt, J’den Cox, Kyle Dake and Thomas Gilman.
Get Your Tickets—There’s Still Time!
Tickets are still available for those wanting to make a last-minute trip out to Newark. A buy two, get one free promotion is running until 10 a.m. on Saturday through Ticketmaster.com. Simply use the code BTS23 at checkout to score the deal.
Beat The Streets Annual Benefit
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.
Benefit tickets and sponsorship packages (Final X 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.
2023 FINAL X PRESENTED BY TEZOS
At Prudential Center, Newark, N.J., June 10
Live stream: FloWrestling
Event Tickets: Ticketmaster
Donate: Beat the Streets Annual Benefit
Friday, June 9
10. a.m. – Greco-Roman press conference
11 a.m. – Women’s freestyle press conference
12 p.m. – Men’s freestyle press conference
Saturday, June 10
12 p.m. – Prudential Center doors open
12:30 p.m. – U.S. National Team true third matches
2 p.m. – Final X round one
4:15 p.m. – High School exhibition matches, Beat the Streets exhibition matches
6 p.m. – Final X round two and Final X round three (if necessary)
Final X Matchups
57 kg – Thomas Gilman (Nittany Lion WC/Titan Mercury WC) vs. Zane Richards (Illinois RTC/Titan Mercury WC)
61 kg – Vitali Arujau (Spartan Combat RTC/Titan Mercury WC) vs. Nahshon Garrett (Titan Mercury WC/Lehigh Valley WC)
65 kg – Yianni Diakomihalis (Spartan Combat RTC/Titan Mercury WC) vs. Nick Lee (Nittany Lion WC/Titan Mercury WC)
70 kg – Zain Retherford (Nittany Lion WC/Titan Mercury WC) vs. Tyler Berger (Pennsylvania RTC/Sunkist Kids WC)
74 kg – Kyle Dake (Nittany Lion WC/Titan Mercury WC) vs. Jason Nolf (Nittany Lion WC/Titan Mercury WC)
79 kg – Jordan Burroughs (Pennsylvania RTC/Sunkist Kids WC) vs. Chance Marsteller (York City RTC/Titan Mercury WC)
86 kg – David Taylor (Nittany Lion WC/Titan Mercury WC) vs. Aaron Brooks (Nittany Lion WC/Titan Mercury WC)
92 kg – Michael Macchiavello (Wolfpack WC/Titan Mercury WC) vs. Zahid Valencia (Sunkist Kids WC)
97 kg – Kyle Snyder (Nittany Lion WC/Titan Mercury WC) vs. J’den Cox (Cliff Keen WC/Titan Mercury WC)
125 kg – Gable Steveson (Gopher WC-RTC) vs. Mason Parris (Cliff Keen WC/Titan Mercury WC)
50 kg – Sarah Hildebrandt (New York AC/USOPTC) vs. Audrey Jimenez (Sunkist Kids WC)
53 kg – Dominique Parrish (Sunkist Kids WC) vs. Katie Gomez (Sunkist Kids WC)
55 kg – Alisha Howk (Sunkist Kids WC) vs. Jacarra Winchester (Titan Mercury WC/USOPTC)
57 kg – Helen Maroulis (Sunkist Kids WC) vs. Xochitl Mota-Pettis (Rise RTC)*
59 kg – Michaela Beck (Sunkist Kids WC) vs. Jennifer Page (Titan Mercury WC/Nittany Lion WC)
62 kg – Kayla Miracle (Sunkist Kids WC) vs. Adaugo Nwachukwu (Titan Mercury WC)
65 kg – Mallory Velte (Beaver Dam RTC/Titan Mercury WC) vs. Macey Kilty (Sunkist Kids WC)
68 kg – Forrest Molinari (Sunkist Kids WC) vs. Emma Bruntil (Titan Mercury WC/USOPTC)
72 kg – Amit Elor (New York City RTC/Titan Mercury WC) vs. Joye Levendusky (Southern Oregon RTC)
76 kg – Kennedy Blades (Sunkist Kids WC) vs. Adeline Gray (New York AC)
55 kg – Brady Koontz (Titan Mercury WC/Dubuque RTC) vs. Dalton Duffield (Army WCAP)
60 kg – Dalton Roberts (Army WCAP) vs. Ildar Hafizov (Army WCAP)
63 kg – Hayden Tuma (Suples WC) vs. Xavier Johnson (Army WCAP)
67 kg – Robert Perez III (Sunkist Kids WC) vs. Alejandro Sancho (Army WCAP)
72 kg – Justus Scott (Army WCAP) vs. Patrick Smith (Minnesota Storm)
77 kg – Kamal Bey (Army WCAP) vs. Aliaksandr Kikiniou (California)
82 kg – Spencer Woods (Army WCAP) vs. Ryan Epps (Army WCAP)
87 kg – Alan Vera (New York AC) vs. Zachary Braunagel (Illinois RTC/Illini WC)
97 kg – Josef Rau (Titan Mercury WC) vs. Christian DuLaney (Minnesota Storm)
130 kg – Cohlton Schultz (Sunkist Kids WC) vs. Adam Coon (Cliff Keen WC/New York AC)
U.S. National Team True Third Matchups
50 kg – Alyssa Lampe (Sunkist Kids) vs. Erin Golston (New York AC)
53 kg – Samara Chavez (Team Tornado WC) vs. Felicity Taylor (Iowa Women’s WC/Titan Mercury WC)
57 kg – Alexandra Hedrick (USOPTC/Titan Mercury WC) vs. Amanda Martinez (Cardinal WC/Titan Mercury WC)
59 kg – Maya Nelson (Sunkist Kids) vs. Brenda Reyna (Army WCAP)
72 kg – Rose Cassioppi (New York AC/USOPTC) vs. Brooklyn Hays (Minnesota Gold WC)
76 kg – Dymond Guilford (USOPTC/Titan Mercury WC) vs. Kylie Welker (Iowa Women's WC/ Titan Mercury WC)
60 kg – Randon Miranda (Rise RTC) vs. Dylan Koontz (Dubuque RTC/Titan Mercury WC)
63 kg – Sammy Jones (Sunkist Kids WC) vs. Dylan Gregerson (Brunson UVRTC)
72 kg – Noah Wachsmuth (New York AC) vs. Michael Hooker (Army WCAP)
77 kg – Payton Jacobson (Sunkist Kids WC) vs. RaVaughn Perkins (New York AC)
82 kg – Ben Provisor (New York AC) vs. Barrett Stanghill (Minnesota Storm)
130 kg – Donny Longendyke (Minnesota Storm) vs. Brandon Metz (North Dakota)
57 kg – Nick Suriano (Sunkist Kids WC) vs. Jakob Camacho (Wolfpack WC/Titan Mercury WC)
61 kg – Daton Fix (Cowboy RTC/Titan Mercury WC) vs. Austin DeSanto (Hawkeye WC/Titan Mercury WC)
65 kg – Joseph McKenna (Pennsylvania RTC/Titan Mercury WC) vs. Matthew Kolodzik (New York AC/NJRTC)
70 kg – Sam Sasso (Ohio RTC/Titan Mercury WC) vs. Alec Pantaleo (Cliff Keen WC /Titan Mercury WC)
74 kg – Vincenzo Joseph (Sunkist Kids WC) vs. Keegan O’Toole (Tiger Style WC)
79 kg – Alex Dieringer (Cliff Keen WC/Titan Mercury WC) vs. David McFadden (Pennsylvania RTC/Titan Mercury WC)
92 kg – Kollin Moore (Ohio RTC/Titan Mercury WC) vs. Nathan Jackson (New York AC/NJRTC)
Premier high school matches
Aubre Krazer (Easton, Pa.) vs. Kira Pipkins (Bloomfield, N.J.)
Paul Kenny (Christian Brothers Academy, N.J.) vs. Seth Mendoza (Chicago, IL)
Jordan Chapman (Cranford, N.J.) vs. Alessio Perentin (Delbarton, N.J.)
Carina Giangeruso (Columbus, N.J.) vs. Maura White (Jefferson, N.J.)
Beat the Streets matches
Kerlos Gorgy (New York) vs. Imanol Taveras (New England)
Alessandra Elliott (New York) vs. Ashley Dehney (New England)
Amir Avazov (New York) vs. Zemen Sium (Washington, DC)
Leona Gao (New York) vs. Kayla Batres (New England)
Botensky Bauzile (New York) vs. Josh Requen (Los Angeles)
Oumar Tounkara (New York) vs. Caine Martin (Los Angeles)
Katherine Berrezueta (New York) vs. Julissa Ortiz (Philadelphia)
Sulayman Bah (New York) vs. Jayden Jackson (Baltimore)
Ariel Ofri-Akman (New York) vs. Ugochi Anunobi (Baltimore)
Devone Bogie (New York) vs. Joshua Greenwood (Cleveland)
*Helen Maroulis has received a delay of her 57 kg women’s freestyle Final X series for medical reasons. This series will not be contested in Newark.