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Monday Roundup: FINAL X; HOH ’23

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Dalton Roberts vs. Ildar Hafizov -- Photo: Tony Rotundo

This coming Saturday is Final X: Newark at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The event is also serving as the premier fundraiser for Beat the Streets New York along with its primary function of selecting the 2023 US World Team.

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The Full Card

A minimum of 26 Senior Greco-Roman bouts are on the docket. The “True Third” National Team placement matches are slated to begin at 12:30pm ET (doors open at 12:00pm) and each one of them wields the potential to offer a lot of tension and excitement. A full preview of the “True Third” round will be made available later this week though the complete list can be viewed below in the meantime.

The first session for the best-of-three World Team Trials finals is scheduled from 2:00pm-4:30pm. Session II, which will feature all potential Round 3 bouts, begins at 6:00pm.

True Third/National Team Bouts

60 kg: Randon Miranda (Unattached) vs. Dylan Koontz (TMWC/Dubuque RTC)
63 kg: Sammy Jones (Sunkist/CTT) vs. Dylan Gregerson (UVRTC)
72 kg: Noah Wachsmuth (NYAC) vs. Michael Hooker (Army/WCAP)
77 kg: Payton Jacobson (Sunkist/NTS) vs. RaVaughn Perkins (NYAC)
82 kg: Ben Provisor (NYAC/Viking WC) vs. Barrett Stanghill (Minnesota Storm)
130 kg: Donny Longendyke (Minnesota Storm) vs. Brandon Metz (ND)

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55 kg: Brady Koontz (TMWC/Dubuque RTC) vs. Dalton Duffield (Army/WCAP)
60 kg: Dalton Roberts (Army/WCAP) vs. Ildar Hafizov (Army/WCAP)
63 kg: Hayden Tuma (Suples) vs. Xavier Johnson (Army/WCAP)
67 kg: Robert Perez III (Sunkist) vs. Alex Sancho (Army/WCAP)
72 kg: Justus Scott (Army/WCAP) vs. Patrick Smith (Minnesota Storm)
77 kg: Payton Jacobson (Sunkist/NTS) vs. RaVaughn Perkins (NYAC)
82 kg: Spencer Woods (Army/WCAP) vs. Ryan Epps (Army/WCAP)
87 kg: Alan Vera (NYAC) vs. Zac Braunagel (IRTC)
97 kg: Joe Rau (TMWC) vs. Christian DuLaney (Minnesota Storm)
130 kg: Cohlton Schultz (Sunkist) vs. Adam Coon (NYAC/Cliff Keen)

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Headlocks in NY State

Saturday is Final X, and the following day is another Greco-friendly event, the 7th annual Headlocks on the Hudson in Troy, New York. Since its inception, HOH — founded by Curby 3-Style founder Joe Uccellini — has taken its place as one of the more important pre-summer tournaments on the East Coast featuring the international disciplines. The format is itself unique. Run outside on fairgrounds using the round-robin system, the first two rotations are Greco-Roman, followed by freestyle. This wrinkle in the setup was instituted as a mechanism to expose more tri-state area (i.e., the real one — NY, NJ, and CT) wrestlers to Greco when they would normally gravitate straight towards freestyle. In addition to the wrestling, food trucks and fitness vendors are on hand, as well.

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Registration is open until June 9th. Interested athletes and coaches can use this link to learn more.

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