Kayla Miracle to compete for U.S. World Team spot at Final X New York on June 8
The 2021 World silver medalist and 2020 Olympian will wrestle in her first Beat the Streets Annual Benefit.
Kayla Miracle, a 2021 World silver medalist and 2020 Olympian, has officially accepted her 62 kg women’s freestyle berth in Final X.
Miracle (Tempe, Ariz./Sunkist Kids WC) will battle for a spot on the 2022 U.S. World Team in Final X New York, presented by Tezos, on Wednesday, June 8 at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Miracle won a silver medal at 62 kg at the 2021 World Championships in Oslo, Norway. She was a member of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team in Tokyo, Japan, placing 12th. Miracle was also eighth at the 2019 World Championships. Miracle won fourth career her U.S. Senior Open title this past weekend in Las Vegas. She won a gold medal at the 2019 Pan American Games. Miracle won four age-group World medals, a U23 World silver in 2019, two Junior World bronze medals (2014, 2016) and a 2012 Cadet World silver medal. She was a four-time WCWA women’s college national champion for Campbellsville. She attended high school at Culver Academy in Culver, Ind.
This 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.
There are a variety of ticket options 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 celebration 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.
The Final X series will determine the 2022 U.S. Senior World Teams in men’s freestyle, women’s freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling which will compete in Belgrade, Serbia, Sept. 10-18.
The Team Selection procedures for the U.S. World Teams in each style allows for 2021 Senior World medalists and 2020 Olympic medalists to advance directly to Final X at a specified weight class. Miracle has met this requirement and accepted her qualification.
There are 15 weight classes contested in Final X New York, five in each discipline. The weight classes assigned to the Final X New York are:
Men’s freestyle: 65 kg, 74 kg, 79 kg, 86 kg, 125 kg
Women’s freestyle: 50 kg, 53 kg, 57 kg, 62 kg, 72 kg
Greco-Roman: 60 kg, 67 kg, 77 kg, 87 kg, 97 kg
The Final X opponent for Miracle will be determined at the World Team Trials Challenge Tournament, set for Coralville, Iowa, May 20-22.
The Beat the Streets Annual Benefit, a fan-favorite, is a major showcase of the best of international wrestling. These competitions have been at iconic locations across New York City.
This will be Miracle’s first Beat the Streets Benefit event.
In addition to Final X New York, Final X Stillwater will be Friday, June 3 at Gallagher-Iba Arena on the campus of Oklahoma State University. There will be 15 other weight classes contested in Stillwater.
FloWrestling will serve as the host broadcasting partner for both Final X Stillwater and Final X New York, each presented by Tezos.
FINAL X NEW YORK, presented by Tezos
Wednesday, June 8 at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
Declared Qualifiers to date
Women's Freestyle 62 kg - Kayla Miracle (Tempe, Ariz./Sunkist Kids) vs. winner at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament
Women’s Freestyle 50 kg – Sarah Hildebrandt (Colorado Springs, Colo./New York AC/USOPTC) vs. winner at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament
Men’s Freestyle 74 kg – Kyle Dake (Ithaca, N.Y./Titan Mercury WC/Spartan Combat RTC) vs. winner at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament
Men’s Freestyle 86 kg – David Taylor (State College, Pa./Titan Mercury/Nittany Lion) vs. winner at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament
Greco Roman 97kg - G'Angelo Hancock (Sunkist Kids) vs. winner at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament
Women's Freestyle 57kg - Helen Maroulis (Sunkist Kids) vs. winner at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament
Men’s Freestyle 79 kg – Jordan Burroughs (Philadelphia, Pa./Sunkist Kids/Pennsylvania RTC) vs. winner at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament
Residence: Tempe, Ariz.
Club: Sunkist Kids WC
College: Campbellsville University
High School: Culver, Ind. (Culver Academy)
Born: April 26, 1996
· 2021 World silver medalist
· 2020 U.S. Olympic Team member (12th)
· 2019 World Team member (8th)
· 2019 U23 World silver medalist
· Four-time U.S. Open champion (2017, 2018, 2019, 2022)
· 2019 Final X champion
· 2019 Pan American Games champion
· Two-time Junior World bronze medalist (2014, 2016)
· 2012 Cadet World silver medalist
· Four-time WCWA College National champion (2015-18)