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Beat The Streets Philadelphia Qualifies 78 Spots for Freestyle and Greco State Tournaments

BTSPhilly   |   May 18, 2016

This past Weekend South Philadelphia High School hosted a Pennsylvania Regional Freestyle and Greco qualifying tournament. The top 4 placers at each weight qualified to compete in the state Freestyle and Greco tournaments at Chambersberg High school this up coming weekend. The Beat the Streets Program performed exceptionally well qualifying 29 spots in Greco Roman and 49 in Freestyle with 10 Greco champs and 9 Freestyle champs respectively. BTSP wrestlers, Ernest Holland, Ronald Palmer, and Miles Lee won championships in both styles. One of the most compelling storylines from this weekend was BTS wrestlers Miles Lee and Edwin Morales running into each other in both styles. These two wrestlers were both state qualifiers during the high school folk style season, an incredible accomplishment, especially in the talented loaded state of Pennsylvania. They wrestled once in freestyle and three times in Greco due to limited competitors in the brackets. Myles came out on top in all 4 bouts, but Edwin wrestled admirably, and never quit fighting despite bumping up to 195 pounds, 25 pounds heavier than his high school weight class. If these two wrestle to their abilities in Chambersberg, it is more than possible that they could have a rematch in the state finals. This speaks volumes to the level of wrestlers BTSP has been developing. Wrestlers who place top 4 at states automatically qualify for Nationals. Kids Nationals takes place from July 6th- 8th in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. Cadet and Junior Nationals are held in Fargo, North Dakota from July 16th to July 23rd.