Olympic champs Burroughs, Snyder joined by Green, Ragan, Winchester, Gilman, Mensah-Stock as Final X champs in Lincoln

LINCOLN, Neb. – The big dogs had a big night in Final X in Lincoln, as five of the six past World medalists in the field won their best-of-three championship series at the Bob Devaney Center on the campus of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln on Saturday night.

It was a great night for 2012 Olympic champion Jordan Burroughs of the Sunkist Kids and 2016 Olympic champion Kyle Snyder of the Titan Mercury WC, who swept their best-of-three series with impressive efforts. Both were leaders of the 2017 U.S. World Championship team and earned another chance to compete in 2018.

The event determined seven members of the 2018 U.S. Senior World Teams in men’s and women’s freestyle wrestling. Each earned a spot on Team USA at the World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, October 20-28.

Burroughs made his eighth straight U.S. World or Olympic team, defeating four-time NCAA finalist Isaiah Martinez of the Titan Mercury WC at 74 kg in two straight matches in front of a loud local crowd in his current hometown of Lincoln. Continue reading at www.teamusa.org

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