The Beat the Streets crew recently returned from the National Freestyle and Greco Championships in Fargo, North Dakota. Tatyana Ortiz, Kyla Arroyo, and Miles Lee represented Philly proudly, as they wrestled their way through the grueling week long tournament. Tatyana went 0-2 in Women’s Cadet, but decided to bump up an age group and wrestle Women’s Juniors as well where she went 1-2. This was Tatyana’s first trip to Fargo, and the offseason experience will surely benefit her during the high school season. Kyla went 0-2 in women’s juniors in two hard fought losses. Kyla is one of the hardest working, most dedicated wrestlers in the mentoring program, and this experience will only fuel her fire and push her to achieve her goals. Next year she wants take top 4 in the public league, and win girl’s folk style states. She is looking forward to competing in at Fargo again next year, where she wants to take top 8 and make the podium. Miles Lee had the best performance to date from any BTSP wrestler. He competed in both the Jr. Greco and Freestyle divisions, where he took 3rd and 6th respectively. With a combined record of 11-4, Miles torched most of his competition, beating numerous state champions, and even a nationally ranked wrestler along the way. Although he didn’t reach his ultimate goal of being a national champion in both styles, Miles stellar performance earned him the honor of being selected as the #4 biggest winner in Fargo according to Flowrestling. With one year of junior eligibility remaining, Miles will have another shot at achieving his ultimate Fargo goals. With his work ethic, and steep learning curve, don’t be surprised to see him on top of the podium next summer.
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