Mason Parris to Compete for Spot on USA World Team

Parris will face a familiar foe as he attempts to make the team.

Mason Parris. Photo by UM Athletics.

(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - Mason Parris will get another shot at Gable Steveson. 

Parris, a Lawrenceburg native and recent NCAA National Champion, will compete at Final X on Saturday, June 10 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. 

He is among 60 of the top wrestlers in the U.S. that will be competing to determine the 2023 U.S. Senior World Teams in all three Olympic disciplines. 

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. 

For Parris, he will meet a familiar foe in Gable Steveson in the Men's Freestyle 125 kg weight class. 

Steveson, an Olympic gold medalist, is 5-0 against Parris, including a win in the 2021 National Championship. 

Parris is coming off the best year of his wrestling career. He went 33-0 as a fifth-year senior and captured the NCAA heavyweight title for the first time in his college career. Of his 33 win, 17 came against nationally ranked opponents. He earned 21 bonus wins with 11 falls, three technical falls and seven major decisions.

In March, Parris won the Hodge Trophy, which is college wrestling's equivalent of the Heisman Trophy. 

There are a variety of options for Final X wrestling-only event tickets, with prices starting at $40 on Ticketmaster. Benefit tickets and sponsorship packages (wrestling event plus exclusive after-party celebration access), that also provide the best wrestling-event seats, are available at give.btsny.org/beatthestreetsbenefit2023. For more information on ticket packages, email Katrin Pokalyukhin at katrin@btsny.org. Proceeds from Benefit tickets and sponsorship packages will directly help BTSNY, which provides a safe, positive atmosphere for student-athletes to learn the essential life lessons of discipline, perseverance, self-reliance, humility and a strong work ethic through wrestling. Final X, presented by Tezos At Prudential Center, Newark, N.J., Saturday, June 10 Men’s Freestyle Matchups At 2023 Final X 57 kg: *Thomas Gilman vs Zane Richards 61 kg: Vito Arujau vs Nahshon Garrett 65 kg: *Yianni Diakomihalis vs Nick Lee 70 kg: *Zain Retherford vs Tyler Berger 74 kg: *Kyle Dake vs Jason Nolf 79 kg: *Jordan Burroughs vs Chance Marsteller 86 kg: *David Taylor vs Aaron Brooks 92 kg: Michael Macchiavello vs Zahid Valencia 97kg: *Kyle Snyder vs J’den Cox 125 kg: Gable Steveson vs Mason Parris *Denotes 2022 World Medalist Women’s Freestyle Matchups At 2023 Final X 50 kg: *Sarah Hildebrandt vs Audrey Jimenez 53 kg: *Dominique Parrish vs Katie Gomez 55 kg: Alisha Howk vs Jacarra Winchester 57 kg: *Helen Maroulis vs Xochitl Mota-Pettis 59 kg: Michaela Beck vs Jennifer Page 62 kg: *Kayla Miracle vs Adaugo Nwachukwu 65 kg: Mallory Velte vs Macey Kilty 68 kg: Forrest Molinari vs Emma Bruntil 72 kg: *Amit Elor vs Joye Levendusky 76 kg: Kennedy Blades vs Adeline Gray *Denotes 2022 World Medalist Men’s Greco-Roman Matchups At 2023 Final X 55 kg: Brady Koontz vs Dalton Duffield 60 kg: Dalton Roberts vs Ildar Hafizov 63 kg: Hayden Tuma vs Xavier Johnson 67 kg: Robert Perez III vs Alejandro Sancho 72 kg: Justus Scott vs Patrick Smith 77 kg: Kamal Bey vs Aliaksandr Kikiniou 82 kg: Spencer Woods vs Ryan Epps 87 kg: Alan Vera vs Zachary Braunagel 97 kg: Josef Rau vs Christian Dulaney 130 kg: Cohlton Schultz vs Adam Coon

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