The 2017 Freestyle World Team Trials took place at the Devaney Center in Lincoln, Neb.(Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com)
AUSTIN, Texas -- Today, USA Wrestling, the national governing body for wrestling in the United States, and FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, announced that tickets are now available to the general public for Final X in Lincoln as part of the exciting new Final X Series.
Final X in Lincoln will be held at the Bob Devaney Center on the campus of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, starting at 6 p.m. CST on Saturday, June 9. The event will determine the 2018 U.S. Senior World Teams in men's and women's freestyle wrestling, featuring the nation's best Olympic-caliber athletes in these disciplines. To order tickets, go to the tickets tab on the official Final X website at: www.FinalX.tv
Ticket prices are available in four pricing levels:
Â· VIP seating for $75.00
Â· Reserved seating (online option for early buyers) for $50.00
Â· General Admission seating (first come, first serve) for $30.00
Â· Age 2 and under are free
There will be 10% off for group tickets of 10 or more in a single order (for general admission only).
Final X in Lincoln is the first event in the three-city Final X series. Final X in State College, Pa., is the second event, set for Rec Hall on June 16. Final X at Lehigh is the third event in the series, set for Stabler Arena on June 23.
For Final X in Lincoln, the top two men's and women's freestyle wrestlers in each of seven weight classes will compete in a best-of-three series, with winners earning spots on the U.S. Senior World Team to compete at the 2018 World Wrestling Championships in Budapest, Hungary, Oct. 20-28, 2018.
The weight classes assigned to the Final X in Lincoln are:
â— Men's freestyle weight classes (57 kg, 70 kg, 74 kg, 97 kg)
â— Women's freestyle weight classes (55 kg, 59 kg, 68 kg)
Athletes must qualify for Final X based upon the approved Trials selection procedures in each style, and 2017 Senior World medalists may advance directly to Final X under certain conditions.
Based upon these procedures, if wrestlers enter the specified weight class, six athletes could advance directly to the Final X event in Lincoln at the specified weights. Included are 2017 World champions Jordan Burroughs (74 kg men) and Kyle Snyder (97 kg men), 2017 World silver medalists Thomas Gilman (57 kg), James Green (70 kg men) and Alli Ragan (59 kg women), and 2017 World bronze medalist Becka Leathers (55 kg).
The qualifying events for Final X are the 2018 U.S. Open in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 26-28, and the World Team Trials Challenge Tournament for men's and women's freestyle, set for Rochester, Minn., May 18-20.
FloWrestling will provide exclusive live and on-demand coverage of all three Final X events on FloWrestling.com, as well as across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Roku and Apple TV 4.
"Final X is an incredible event for wrestling fans, athletes, and the sport itself, " FloSports SVP, Global Rights Acquisition & Strategy Adam Fenn said. "The top American wrestlers will be at their best to compete for a spot on the World Team, and FloWrestling will be beside every mat, capturing the live matches and giving fans the behind-the-scenes footage they can't get anywhere else."
"The Bob Devaney Center is a wonderful arena for wrestling," USA Wrestling National Events Director Pete Isais said. "Our 2017 World Team Trials event there was a great success. There is a very strong card of world-class competitors expected in Lincoln including a number of local heroes. This will be a first-class event production that will add to the drama and excitement of the wrestling action. Get your tickets now to guarantee the best seating locations. Final X in Lincoln will be an outstanding event that fans will not want to miss."
For more information, visit FinalX.tv, FloWrestling.com or TheMat.com.
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About USA Wrestling
USA Wrestling is the National Governing Body for the sport of wrestling in the United States and, as such, is its representative to the United States Olympic Committee and United World Wrestling, the international wrestling federation. USA Wrestling is the central organization that coordinates amateur wrestling programs in the nation and works to create interest and participation in these programs. USA Wrestling has more than 232,000 members, including athletes, coaches, officials, parents, fans and others who are actively involved in the sport. Its president is Bruce Baumgartner, and its Executive Director is Rich Bender.