Every year in Mid-July, thousands of wrestlers make their way to the FargoDome in Fargo, North Dakota for the USAW Cadet/Junior National Championships, more commonly known as 'Fargo.' This tournament is considered the pinnacle of high school wrestling for many, and as a result, we get an 8-day competition of the best of the best. Only the top-8 wrestlers of each bracket, which can include over 100 entries, are considered All-Americans. Since 2012, Beat the Streets Philly has sponsored students to represent us at Fargo, and in 2014 our first wrestlers achieved All-American status. Hakim Coles (Philadelphia, PA) took 8th in the Cadet Greco 182-pound bracket, and Hailey Malischewski (Quakertown, PA) took 6th in the Cadet Women's Freestyle 124-pound bracket. We had several wrestlers who came just shy of placing in their brackets, as well. Overall, our 9 BTS Philly wrestlers won 23 matches. Here are the results of all BTS Philly wrestlers who competed: Hakim Coles (Cadet 182): Greco, 3-3 (8th Place) / Freestyle, 4-2 Dymir Davis-Carruth (Cadet 195): Greco, 0-2 /Freestyle, 1-2 Kyla Arroyo (Cadet Women 117): 0-2 Hailey Malischewski (Cadet Women 124): 3-3 (6th Place) Leyla Hirsch (Junior Women 117): 1-2 Lakita Williams (Junior Women 130): 2-2 Unique Jones ( Junior Women 172): 2-2 Nasim Banks (Junior 170): Greco, 2-2 / Freestyle, 4-2 Full brackets can be found on Trackwrestling. A special congratulations to all of our 2014 USAW Greco/Freestyle National Championships competitors! Fargo is an amazing event to attend, and surely gave all of our wrestlers invaluable experience for their coming seasons. Summer wrestling makes winter champions!
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