32 Wrestlers in 16 Weights Win World Team Trials Challenge Tournament Semifinals and Advance to Final X

Patrick Smith and Hayden Zillmer earn spots at Final X; Seth Gross, Daniel Deshazer, Mark Hall compete tonight

CORALVILLE, Iowa – The first group of wrestlers who have earned a spot in Final X were determined during the morning session of the World Team Trials Challenge Tournament at Xteam Arena this morning.

Winners of the semifinals in 16 weight classes punched their tickets to either Final X Stillwater on June 3 or Final X New York on June 8. Included were nine Greco-Roman weight classes, four women’s weight classes and three men’s freestyle weight classes.

Among the Greco-Roman athletes who qualified for Final X are past Olympians Ildar Hafizov (60 kg), Jesse Thielke (63 kg), Alejandro Sancho (67 kg) and Ben Provisor (82 kg).

Past World Team members in Greco-Roman advancing to Final X were Hafizov, Thielke, Provisor, Max Nowry (55 kg), Dalton Roberts (60 kg), Sammy Jones (63 kg), Patrick Smith (72 kg), Kamal Bey (77 kg), Alan Vera (87 kg) and Cohlton Schultz (130 kg). Continue reading at teamusa.org →