NEW YORK- Beat the Streets (BTS) athletes took to the road to face competition from over 20 countries at the Journeyman World Classic and Duals. The two-day tournament featured a day of a traditional tournament competition, as well as a day of duals. Beat the Streets athletes from eight schools in four boroughs were joined in dual competition by athletes both domestic and international. Athletes found great success in both individual and tournament competition.
Freddy Guzman, father to Beat the Streets athlete Carlos Guzman, said, “This weekend's Journeyman World Classic was an amazing experience! It was great to see BTS high schoolers battle against the best in the world.”
Three BTS athletes placed first in their brackets. Jayden Cardenas of Grand Street Campus placed first in 138B. Also of Grand Street Campus, Marquis Larmond finished first in the 145B bracket. Jack Reusing (Brooklyn Tech) finished in first in the 160B bracket. Beat the Streets athletes finished 3-1 in dual competition.
Jamie Berg, BTS athlete from Horrace Mann, stated, “There aren’t many tournaments that give you the opportunity to have eight competitive matches with people from all over the world and I am really glad that I got to wrestle along with some of the best kids from NYC.”
Beat the Streets athletes will be in competition next at the Cliff Keen Gotham City Girls Open on April 19th and 20th.
Alex Semenenko, 220B - 7th
Michael Babbcort, 220B - 5th
Darryl Harris, 182A - 11th
Jeff Geller, 170B - 5th
Jack Reusing, 160B - 1st
David Berkovich, 160A - 9th
Jamie Berg, 152B -5th
Markel Brown, 145C - 3rd
Carlos Guzman, 145B -7th
Marquis Larmond, 145B - 1st
Jayden Cardenas, 138B - 1st
Isaias Torres, 120B –3rd
Wilver Mariano Peralta, 126B – 7th
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