Retherford defeats Oliver, nine others qualify for Men's freestyle Final X
May 19, 2019

 


Zain Retherford earned the Final X spot at 65 kg by defeating Jordan Oliver in two matches, 7-6 and 7-6. Retherford and Oliver have wrestled several times over the years, and these were Retherford’s first victories over Oliver. At Final X, he will have a rematch with Yianni Diakomihalis, who defeated him in the Open finals, 6-4.

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2019 MEN’S FREESTYLE WORLD TEAM TRIALS CHALLENGE TOURNAMENT
at Reynolds Coliseum (Raleigh, N.C.), May 17-18

Final X Rutgers matchups (June 8)
65 kg Zain Retherford (Nittany Lion WC) vs. Yianni Diakomihalis (TMWC/FLWC)
79 kg Alex Dieringer (TWMC/ Cowboy RTC) vs. Kyle Dake (TMWC/NYRTC)
86 kg Pat Downey (TMWC/NJRTC) vs. David Taylor (NLWC)
92 kg Bo Nickal (Nittany Lion WC) vs. J’den Cox (TMWC/USOTC)
125 kg Gable Steveson (MNRTC) vs. Nick Gwiazdowski (TMWC/Wolfpack RTC)

Final X Lincoln matchups (June 15)
57 kg Thomas Gilman (TMWC/Hawkeye WC) Daton Fix (TMWC/Cowboy RTC)
61 kg Tyler Graff (TMWC/NJRTC) Joe Colon (TMWC/ Valley RTC)
70 kg James Green (Sunkist Kids) Ryan Deakin (TMWC/Wildcat WC)
74 kg Isaiah Martinez (TMWC/IRTC) vs. Jordan Burroughs (Sunkist Kids)
97 kg Kyven Gadson (TMWC/CRTC) Kyle Snyder (TMWC/ Ohio RTC)





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