Green and Burroughs discuss victories at Final X

James Green poses with his championship plaque after winning his two matches at the Final X. (June 9, 2018) (KHGI)

Nebraska boasts one of the most storied wrestling programs in the country. The Huskers have 10 individual national champions and 108 All–Americans in over 100 years of wrestling. Lincoln serving as one of the 3 host sites for the Final X this year. A tournament tasked with deciding the qualifiers for the USA World Team. Former Nebraska grapplers took center stage including a 2–time world medalist, James Green.

The New Jersey native edged out Jason Chamberlain in two low scoring matches. Green scoring two passivity points in the first match to win 2–0, then earning points for a step out and a shot clock violation to secure the 70 kilogram title in match number two. The ex–Husker thrilled to be representing the US but he's not pleased with how he performed at the Bob.

"I got to put the points together," said Green. "It's going to be hard to win a world title if you can't rack up the points and get off the mat as quick as possible. I try to treat this (Final X) as the world championships even though it's best two out of three. At the world championships, if you lose one, you're done so you have to win. I'm just going to keep building for the world championships."

Green making his 4th appearance on the World Team. He'll wrestle in the World Championships in Budapest this October.

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