Beat the Streets Philadelphia had 7 wrestlers place this weekend at the State Freestyle and Greco tournaments. Kyla Arroyo finished first in her women’s junior freestyle bracket, while Tatyana Ortiz won her women’s freestyle cadet bracket. Both of these wrestlers qualified for Nationals in Fargo, North Dakota later this summer. Joining them in representing Team Pennsylvania at Nationals will be Ernest Holland, who placed third in cadet freestyle, and Miles Lee who took third in Jr. Greco. Other placers from BTSP included Tiyian Weatherspoon who took 4th in schoolboy Greco, Daishawn Tilghman who took 4th in cadet Greco, and Alex Koenig who took 4th in Junior Greco. All 7 placers are now eligible to train at the Pennsylvania Regional Training Center located in Philadelphia. There they will be instructed by Head Coach and Olympic Gold Medalist Brandon Slay, as well as a handful of other highly credentialed coaches including 2 time NCAA champion Matt Valenti, the head coach of the University of Pennsylvania, Adam Tirapelle, and the head coach of Drexel University, Matt Azevedo. Nationals will take place between July 16th and July 23rd in the Fargodome on the campus of North Dakota State University.
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