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Gotham City East Coast Freestyle Championships

BTSPhilly   |   Apr 27, 2014

April 26, 2014, Brooklyn NY In the first inaugural Gotham East Coast Championships BTS Philly girls made a name for themselves. The event featured 132 athletes, mostly from BTS NYC's sponsored high school teams. All four BTS participants placed top 4 in their weight classes, led by tournament champions Leyla Hirsch (121 lbs) and Hailey Malischewski (130 lbs). Senior Unique Jones placed 3rd at 172 lbs and fellow senior Lakita Williams rounded out the placers with a 4th place finish at 139 lbs. Although Williams fell one win shy of taking home a medal, she had the largest bracket of the entire tournament taking 4th out of 25 girls. After losing her 2nd round match to eventual champion Rachel Hale  of Vermont, Williams won 5 matches in a row to earn a spot in the consolation finals. BTS Philly returns to competition this weekend at the Northeast Regional Championships May 2-4 in East Stroudsburg, PA. See Pictures See Results