Gilman, Ragan to Compete at Final X for World Team Berth

posted by Chris Brewer - 

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- World silver medalists and Hawkeye Wrestling Club members Thomas Gilman and Alli Ragan are set to compete Saturday at USA Wrestling’s Final X event in Lincoln, Nebraska, for a chance to make the 2018 United States men’s and women’s freestyle world teams.

Gilman, a University of Iowa All-American from 2015-17, wrestles Daton Fix at 57 kg in a best-of-three series at the Bob Devaney Center beginning at 6 p.m. (CT). Ragan faces Jenna Burkert in the women’s 59 kg best-of-three series. The Final X winners move on to the 2018 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, on Oct. 20-28. The Final X event is streamed live at FloWrestling.org.

The Final X series is a collaboration between USA Wrestling and Flo Wrestling. The Lincoln Final X event is the first of three Final X competitions. Four U.S. men’s freestyle roster spots and three women’s freestyle roster spots will be determined in Lincoln. The other two Final X competitions are in State College, Pennsylvania, on June 16 and at Lehigh on June 23.

BOUT ORDER | FINAL X | LINCOLN 

Saturday, June 9 at the Bob Devaney Center, starting at 6 p.m.

 

Bout One - Men's freestyle 70 kg

2017 World silver medalist – James Green, Lincoln, Neb. (Titan Mercury WC/Nebraska WTC)

2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion – Jason Chamberlain, Fresno, Calif. (Titan Mercury WC/Valley RTC)

 

Bout Two - Women's freestyle 59 kg

2017 World silver medalist – Alli Ragan, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids/Hawkeye WC/OTC)

2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion – Jenna Burkert, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Army WCAP)

Bout Three - Men's freestyle 97 kg

2017 World champion – Kyle Snyder, Columbus, Ohio (Titan Mercury WC/Ohio RTC)

2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion –Kyven Gadson, Ames, Iowa (Sunkist Kids/Cyclone RTC)

Bout Four - Women's freestyle 55 kg

2017 World bronze medalist – Becka Leathers, Choctaw, Okla. (Titan Mercury WC)

2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion – Jacarra Winchester, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Titan Mercury WC/OTC)

 

Bout Five - Men's freestyle 57 kg

2017 World silver medalist – Thomas Gilman, Iowa City, Iowa (Titan Mercury WC/Hawkeye WC)

2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion – Daton Fix, Sand Springs, Okla. (Titan Mercury WC/Cowboy WC)

Bout Six - Women's freestyle 68 kg

2018 U.S. Open champion - Tamyra Stock, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Titan Mercury WC/OTC)

2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion – Randyll Beltz, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Army WCAP)

Bout Seven - Men's freestyle 74 kg

2017 World champion – Jordan Burroughs, Lincoln, Neb. (Sunkist Kids/Nebraska WTC)

2018 WTT Challenge Tournament champion – Isaiah Martinez, Leemore, Calif. (Titan Mercury WC/Illini RTC)

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