Kayla Miracle injured, will not compete at Beat the Streets Annual Benefit, Final X New York
The 2021 World silver medalist will not compete because of medical reasons.
2021 World silver medalist Kayla Miracle (Tempe, Ariz./Sunkist Kids) has received a delay of her 62 kg women’s freestyle Final X series for medical reasons.
Miracle was scheduled to face Jennifer Rogers (State College, Pa./Nittany Lion WC/TMWC) at Final X New York at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, June 8.
Final X New York, presented by Tezos, will serve as the 12th Beat the Streets Annual Benefit. These unique and electrifying annual events help Beat the Streets New York raise millions of dollars to support local youth wrestling programs which empower young people in New York City.
Miracle notified USA Wrestling and followed all of the proper procedures under the General World Team Trials Procedures, Section D. Delays or Replacement Due to Injury or Illness, which includes the following:
Only a 2021 Senior World Championship medalist or 2020 Olympic medalist who earned an automatic berth into the final wrestle-off can request a delay of the Final Wrestle-Off for medical reasons. This request must be submitted as set forth in (a) below at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled weigh-in time (no request for delay will be allowed or granted otherwise).
The site and date of this Final X best-of-three series has yet to be determined.
Final X New York will now feature 14 matches: five each in men's freestyle and Greco-Roman and four in women's freestyle. Athletes qualified for Final X New York either by winning a 2021 World medal, or based upon their placement at the World Team Trials Challenge Tournament in Coralville, Iowa, May 20-21.
The winner of each Final X Championship Series will represent the Team USA at the Senior World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia, Sept. 10-18.
Final X will have two sessions. The first match of the best-of-three championship series in each event will be held during the first session. The second (and third match if necessary) for all 15 weight classes will be conducted in the second session. The weight class order will be the same for both sessions. Session times for Final X New York are 2 and 6 p.m. Eastern Time. A ticket will provide access to both sessions, and re-entry is permitted with a ticket.
There are a variety of ticket options available for Final X New York, beginning at $65 so you don't miss the first in-person Benefit since 2019. Purchase your wrestling-only event tickets on Ticketmaster. For information on Benefit tickets and sponsorship packages (wrestling event and exclusive after party access) that also provide the best wrestling-event seats, visit give.btsny.org/benefit or email Fund Development Manager Kerry Doyle at email@example.com.
FloWrestling will serve as the host broadcasting partner for Final X New York, presented by Tezos.
Weight classes for Final X New York (by style) are:
Men’s freestyle: 65 kg, 74 kg, 79 kg, 86 kg, 125 kg Women’s freestyle: 50 kg, 53 kg, 57 kg, 72 kg Greco-Roman: 60 kg, 67 kg, 77 kg, 87 kg, 97 kg
Final X New York Lineup (Listed in Bout Order)
Bout 1 – 77 kg GR - Britton Holmes (Army WCAP) vs. Kamal Bey (Army WCAP) Bout 2 – 72 kg WFS - Skylar Grote (Beaver Dam RTC/NYAC) vs. Amit Elor (NYC RTC/TMWC) Bout 3 – 65 kg MFS - Evan Henderson (Ohio RTC/TMWC) vs. Yianni Diakomihalis (Spartan Combat/TMWC) Bout 4 – 87 kg GR - Alan Vera (NYAC) vs. Timothy Young (Illinois) Bout 5 – 125 kg MFS - Hayden Zillmer (Gopher WC - RTC) vs. Nick Gwiazdowski (Spartan Combat RTC/TMWC) Bout 6 - 67 kg GR - Alejandro Sancho (Army WCAP) vs. Alston Nutter (Sunkist Kids) Bout 7 – 53 kg W - Felicity Taylor (Bearcat RTC/TMWC) vs. Dominique Parrish (Sunkist Kids) Bout 8 – 60 kg GR - Dalton Roberts (Army WCAP) vs. Ildar Hafizov (Army WCAP) Bout 9 - 97 kg GR – G’Angelo Hancock (Sunkist Kids) vs. Braxton Amos (Wisconain RTC) Bout 10 - 50 kg WFS – Sarah Hildebrandt (USOPTC/NYAC) vs. Alyssa Lampe (Sunkist Kids) Bout 11 - 74 kg MFS – Kyle Dake (Spartan Combat RTC/TMWC) vs. Jason Nolf (NLWC/TMWC) Bout 12 - 57 kg WFS – Helen Maroulis (Sunkist Kids) vs. Alexandra Hedrick (USOPTC/TMWC) Bout 13 – 79 kg MFS – Jordan Burroughs (Pennsylvania RTC/Sunkist Kids) vs. Chance Marsteller (TMWC) Bout 14 – 86 kg MFS – David Taylor (NLWC/TMWC) vs. Zahid Valencia (Sunkist Kids)