USA Wrestling and Beat the Streets New York will present the Final X tournament on June 10 at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
Final X, presented by Tezos, will determine the 2023 U.S. Senior World Teams in men’s and women’s freestyle and Greco-Roman. There will be 30 weight classes contested, 10 in each discipline.
The top two U.S. athletes in each weight class will compete in a best-of-three series in Final X to determine who will wrestle at the 2023 Senior World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia. The medalists and the fifth-place wrestler in each weight at the 2023 Senior World Championships will qualify for the United States for their weight class at the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.
“USA Wrestling is excited to partner once again with Beat the Streets New York to present the most important domestic wrestling event of the year, Final X,” said USA Wrestling Executive Director Rich Bender. “The nation’s greatest athletes will compete for the right to represent Team USA at the 2023 Senior World Championships, as well as an opportunity to qualify our nation for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. Final X will once again be intense and exciting, as our elite men and women wrestlers put it all on the line in Prudential Center, a world-class facility.”
This will be the first time Final X will be in one location; previous competitions were held in either two or three cities. It will also be the first time Final X will be contested on three mats.
It’s the second straight year Final X will serve as the Beat the Streets Annual Benefit. In 2022, BTSNY hosted Final X New York at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. This year’s event will be the 13th BTSNY Annual Benefit, which help BTSNY raise more than $1 million each year to support local youth wrestling programs.
“Beat the Streets New York is excited to host Final X once again for our Annual Benefit this year alongside one of our strongest partners in USA Wrestling,” said BTSNY Executive Director Brendan Buckley. “This event is our largest fundraiser of the year and will support 75 percent of our annual expenses, so we can continue to make a lifelong impact on the 2,500 boys and girls in New York City that rely on us.”