Daton Fix and Dalton Duffield will wrestle in the Senior World Team Trials Challenge Tournament this weekend in Colorado.
Fix comes in as the #3 seed at 61 KG after having to miss the US Open due to illness. On his side of the bracket he’ll have Seth Gross, who beat him at Final X last year as the #2 seed.
Seeds (seven entries)
1. Austin DeSanto, Hawkeye WC/Titan Mercury WC
2. Seth Gross, Sunkist Kids WC
3. Daton Fix, Titan Mercury WC
4. Nahshon Garrett, Lehigh Valley WC/Titan Mercury WC
5. Nathan Tomasello, Cliff Keen WC/Titan Mercury WC
6. Joe Colon, Titan Mercury WC
7. Aden Valencia, California RTC/Titan Mercury WC
Dalton Duffield enters as the #1 seed in Greco at 55 KG after finishing as the runner up at the US Open.
Breakdown of the bracket from USA Wrestling.
The only returning Senior National Team member in the draw is top seed Dalton Duffield, who was third on the latter in 2022-23, and was the 2023 U.S. Open runner-up. Duffield has made the Senior National Team in recent seasons, but is seeking his first Final X berth. He is one of three U.S. Army wrestlers in the draw, with No. 3 seed Billy Sullivan (sixth in the U.S. Open) and No. 4 seed Jacob Cochran (fourth in the U.S. Open). Sullivan has a strong age-group history, with a Junior Nationals title and a runner-up finish at the U20 Trials. Looking to make the finals is Camden Russell, third in the 2023 U.S. Open and a 2022 U23 World Team member. Russell won some bouts at the U23 Worlds and also has a strong age-group resume. Rounding out the field is Tirso Lara, seventh at the 2023 U.S. Open.
55 kg seeds
1. Dalton Duffield, Army WCAP
2. Camden Russell, MWC Wrestling Academy/New York AC
3. Billy Sullivan, Army WCAP
4. Jacob Cochran, Army WCAP
5. Tirso Lara, Top Gun WC
Saturday, May 20
10 a.m. – Greco-Roman (Prelims, Quarterfinals, Semifinals, Consolations)
3 p.m. – Greco-Roman (Consolation Semifinals)
4:30 p.m. – Greco-Roman (Finals, Third Place)
Sunday, May 21
10 a.m. – Women’s and Men’s Freestyle (Prelims, Quarterfinals, Semifinals, Consolations)
3 p.m. – Women’s and Men’s Freestyle (Consolation Semifinals)
4:30 p.m. – Women’s and Men’s Freestyle (Finals, Third Place)