AMES, Iowa — Cyclone Regional Training Center athlete Kyven Gadson is set to scrap with Kyle Snyder on Saturday night with a spot on the United States World Team on the line. The trials, dubbed Final X, will take place in Lincoln, Nebraska at the Bob Devaney Sports Center at 6 p.m.
“I’m really excited for this opportunity, this opportunity to compete,” Gadson said. “Some people may call it something else, but I’m just excited for my next opportunity to ultimately achieve the goals I’ve been working toward.”
Gadson’s best-of-three match with the reigning Olympic and World Champ is one of just seven on the evening. Gadson and Snyder will be the third bout of the night.
“Kyven’s done a lot of good things to tweak his preparation leading up to this,” C-RTC assistant coach Brent Metcalf said. “I think we all know, and he knows he’s got a tough opponent, but we’re confident that he has what it takes to get it done.”
The first round bouts are set to begin at 6 p.m. The second matches will begin at approximately 7:15 p.m. and if necessary, the third and final matches will begin at approximately 8:15 p.m.
“I’m excited to go and watch him compete,” C-RTC assistant coach Derek St. John said. “This is what it’s all about and I think Kyven is ready to take on this challenge.”
You can catch all the action on FloWrestling ($). Be sure to follow @CycloneRTC on Twitter and Instagram for live updates from Lincoln.
Bout One – Men’s freestyle 70 kg
James Green, Lincoln, Neb. (Titan Mercury WC/Nebraska WTC) v. Jason Chamberlain, Fresno, Calif. (Titan Mercury WC/Valley RTC)
Bout Two – Women’s freestyle 59 kg
Alli Ragan, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids/Hawkeye WC/OTC) v. Jenna Burkert, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Army WCAP)
Bout Three – Men’s freestyle 97 kg
Kyle Snyder, Columbus, Ohio (Titan Mercury WC/Ohio RTC) v. Kyven Gadson, Ames, Iowa (Sunkist Kids/Cyclone RTC)
Bout Four – Women’s freestyle 55 kg
Becka Leathers, Choctaw, Okla. (Titan Mercury WC) v. Jacarra Winchester, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Titan Mercury WC/OTC)
Bout Five – Men’s freestyle 57 kg
Thomas Gilman, Iowa City, Iowa (Titan Mercury WC/Hawkeye WC) v. Daton Fix, Sand Springs, Okla. (Titan Mercury WC/Cowboy WC)
Bout Six – Women’s freestyle 68 kg
Tamyra Stock, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Titan Mercury WC/OTC) v. Randyll Beltz, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Army WCAP)
Bout Seven – Men’s freestyle 74 kg
Jordan Burroughs, Lincoln, Neb. (Sunkist Kids/Nebraska WTC) v. Isaiah Martinez, Leemore, Calif. (Titan Mercury WC/Illini RTC)