James Green will compete for a spot on the U.S. World Team at the Devaney Center on June 9.
Photo by Andy Wenstrand/Nebraska Athletics

Green Accepts Final X Berth

By USA Wrestling

Two-time World medalist James Green (Lincoln, Neb./Sunkist Kids/Nebraska WTC) has officially accepted his berth in Final X, and will battle for a spot on the 2018 U.S. World Team in men’s freestyle in Final X in Lincoln, Neb. on Saturday, June 9.

The event will be hosted at the Bob Devaney Center on the campus of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, starting at 6 p.m. CST, with exclusive live and on-demand coverage on FloWrestling, as well as on the FloSports apps on iOS, Roku and Apple TV 4.

Green won a silver medal at the 2017 World Championships in Paris, France and a bronze medal at the 2015 World Championships in Las Vegas, Nev. He was a 2016 World Cup champion. Green also captured a silver medal at the 2014 University World Championships. He won the 2017 U.S. Open. Green has won the Grand Prix of Spain three times (2015-17). In college, Green was a four-time All-American for Nebraska, placing third at the 2014 and 2015 NCAA Championships, and seventh at the 2012 and 2013 NCAA Championships. He was also a 2014 Big Ten champion. Green won a 2011 New Jersey state title for Willingboro High School.

To order tickets, go to the tickets tab on the official Final X website at: www.FinalX.tv

The Final X series will determine the 2018 U.S. Senior World Teams in men’s and women’s freestyle wrestling, held in three different locations and dates in June.

The Team Selection procedures for the U.S. World Teams in men’s and women’s freestyle allow for 2017 Senior World medalists to advance directly to Final X at a specified weight class. Green has met this requirement and accepted his qualification.

In Lincoln, the top two men’s and women’s freestyle wrestlers in each of seven weight classes will compete in a best-of-three series, with winners earning spots on the U.S. Senior World Team to compete at the 2018 World Wrestling Championships in Budapest, Hungary, Oct. 20-28, 2018.

The weight classes assigned to the Final X event in Lincoln are:
● Men's freestyle weight classes (57 kg, 70 kg, 74 kg, 97 kg)
● Women's freestyle weight classes (55 kg, 59 kg, 68 kg)

The Final X opponent for Green will be determined at the World Team Trials Challenge Tournament for men’s and women’s freestyle, set for Rochester, Minn., May 18-20.

In Lincoln, Ticket prices are available in four pricing levels:
• VIP seating for $75.00
• Reserved seating (online option for early buyers) for $50.00
• General Admission seating (first come, first serve) for $30.00
• Age 2 and under are free

There will be 10% off for group tickets of 10 or more in a single order (for general admission only).

In addition to Final X in Lincoln, the Final X series includes Final X in State College on June 16 and Final X at Lehigh on June 23. USA Wrestling and FloWrestling will announce each of the athletes in Final X as they qualify.

Final X is an exciting new partnership between USA Wrestling, the national governing body for wrestling in the United States, and FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content.

At Bob Devaney Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Saturday, June 9

Qualifiers to date
Men’s 70 kg – James Green (Sunkist Kids) vs. winner at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament
Women’s 55 kg – Becka Leathers (Titan Mercury WC) vs. winner at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament
Men’s 97 kg – Kyle Snyder (Titan Mercury WC) vs. winner at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament
Women’s 59 kg – Alli Ragan (Sunkist Kids) vs. winner at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament

Other weight classes will be men’s freestyle at 57 kg, 70 kg, 74 kg and women’s freestyle at 55 kg, 68 kg.

Residence: Lincoln, Neb. Club: Titan Mercury WC
College: Nebraska High School: Willingboro (N.J.)
Born: Dec. 19, 1992 Weight class: 70 kg/154 lbs.
• 2017 World silver medalist
• 2015 World bronze medalist
• 2014 University World silver medalist
• 2016 World Cup champion
• 2017 U.S. Open champion
• Three-time Grand Prix of Spain champion (2015-17)
• Four-time NCAA All-American for Nebraska (2012-15)
• 2014 Big Ten champion


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