Zillmer, Nelson Compete in World Team Trial Finals

Rochester, Minn. – There were two Minnesota wrestlers who battled in the best-of-three finals today at the World Team Trials with Hayden Zillmer, who hails from Minneapolis, earning a Final X birth at 92-kilograms.

University of Minnesota alum Tony Nelson, who was fresh off his victory over Gable Steveson yesterday, dropped his finals series with, now former, Michigan wrestler Adam Coon.

Zillmer took on Deron Winn, who wrestled for a junior college in the past, also fought and won in a Bellator fight just recently. Zillmer patiently wrestled his way to an 8-2 win in the first bout. It was the second bout that Zillmer brought the fireworks. Continue reading

Fix tops Ramos in two, Valencia upsets Dieringer as Final X field in men’s freestyle is completed

ROCHESTER, Minn. – The remaining 10 spots for Final X have been determined after an action-packed afternoon at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament best-of-three finals in Rochester, Minn., on Sunday.

In the headlining series of the day, Daton Fix, who just wrapped up his freshman season at Oklahoma State, avenged his U.S. Open loss to two-time World Team member Tony Ramos, taking the finals in two matches at 57 kg.

Fix won a tight 4-1 bout in the first match before opening it up in the second with 10-3 win, which included an inside trip for four and an immediate gut wrench.

With the win, 2017 Junior World champion Fix punched his ticket to Final X in Lincoln, Neb., on June 9 to take on 2017 Senior World silver medalist Thomas Gilman for the World Team spot at 57 kg. Continue reading at www.teamusa.org

Senior Freestyle World Team Trials Brackets/Results on arena.flowrestling.org