A date has been set for the arbitration hearing regarding a protest field by Yianni's coach, Rob Koll, for 7/29. I was wondering what was going on with this. For those needing a brief on this, Yianni was ahead at the end of the 2nd match at Final X (Zain won the 1st match of the best of 3). Cael threw the challenge brick after the match concluded. The refs reviewed it and awarded some points to Zain (and/or took pts away from Yianni). The protest was based on the review going back too far in the match, the timing of the brick being thrown, and apparently, a rule requiring or suggesting that if a score is changed then that portion of the match remaining will be re-wrestled (if Yianni knew he was losing and not winning that would have changed his wrestling in the last 60 seconds or so). Yianni beat Zain at the US Open, then lost two straight at Final X (the 2nd match being disputed). Then Yianni beat Zain at Yasar Dogu to make things more interesting. BTW, Zain got injured in that Dogu match and DF'ed out of the tourney. Unlike Dake, Zain is not a returning world medalist and can't request a delay in the re-match, if there is one. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.
The arbitration in the dispute between the ending to Yianni Diakomihalis and Zain Retherford's Final X match will be on July 29.