Details announced for Dake vs. Dieringer Special-Wrestle-off

Alex Dieringer gets in on a shot against Kyle Dake in the U.S. Open finals in 2018 (Photo/Tony Rotundo,

The time and location for the Final X Special-Wrestle-off between Kyle Dake and Alex Dieringer have been announced by USA Wrestling.

The two wrestlers will meet in a best-of-three series on Aug. 17, with the start time set for 1 p.m. CT. The Special-Wrestle-off will be held at Round Rock High School in Round Rock, Texas, a suburb of the Austin. There will be a 30-minute break between each match.

The winner will represent the United States at the 2019 World Wrestling Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. The 79-kilogram weight class in freestyle will be contested Sept. 21-22.

It will be broadcast live on FloWrestling.

Tickets are available at the door for $10 (adults) and $5 (youth).

Dake received an automatic berth in Final X as a returning world medalist. However, an injury prevented him from competing at Final X on June 8 at Rutgers. He requested a delay in his best-of-three matchup against Dieringer, which was granted because he met all the requirements for a special wrestle-off.

Dieringer won the U.S. Open in April and then claimed the title at the World Team Trials Challenge Tournament.


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