Beat the Streets Philadelphia was proud to be a part of the third annual Cougar Duals. Martin Luther King High School hosted 16 teams from 8 different districts, including some of the best wrestling in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Each team was guaranteed 4 matches on the day. Malvern Prep walked away with the championship by defeating Camden, Twin Valley, Marple Newtown, and West Chester Henderson. Rival district 12 St. Joseph’s Prep finished 3rd beating Marple Newtown in the consolation finals 41-15. Host Martin Luther King finished 8th out of 16 teams, beating Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in the first round 36-35 before being edged by Marple Newtown 41-37. MLK finished the tournament by falling to Twin Valley and Daniel Boone. Craig Duren (170 lbs) went undefeated on the day while DeAndre Maxwell (182/195 lbs) and Isaiah Webb (120 lbs) both went 3-1. Martin Luther King wrestlers have had ups and downs all season but they continue to make significant progress on and off the mat. By hosting tournaments and events like the Cougar Duals they are continuing to build support and a fan base for wrestling in the city. Beat the Streets would like to thank coach Dom Castelli and Martin Luther King High School for hosting this event!
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