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BTS Has Multiple Champions at Freestyle and Greco State Championships

By Allix Williamson, 05/13/19, 11:45AM EDT


NEW YORK-Beat the Streets (BTS) male athletes took the first steps on the journey to Fargo this weekend at the Cadet and Junior Freestyle and Greco State Championships in Binghamton, NY. A roster of 30 athletes represented 11 schools in four boroughs. As a team, Beat the Streets finished fourth in Freestyle, while taking second in Greco.  

“I thought our kids wrestled hard and really improved as the day went on for both days,” BTS Youth Director Penn Gottfried said, "They may have made some early mistakes, but they recouped and really made significant adjustments so that they didn’t make those mistakes again. I think that is one of the hardest things to do in wrestling at a competition and really shows their growth and rise in maturity.” 

Stephen Perez, Coach at Grand Street said, “I believe this weekend helped a lot of our younger kids in the city gain confidence and realize the potential they have competing with tough competition all around the state.” 

In order to qualify for the national team to compete at Fargo, an athlete must place in the top three of their weight class. 

The BTS program brought home champions in multiple divisions. Competing in Freestyle, Javanshir Mirza Zada finished 1st at 120 lbs. in the Cadet division. Dove Bonjean-Alpart finished 1st at 138 lbs. in the Junior division. Competing in Greco Roman, Wilver Mariano Peralta took first at 126 lbs. in the Cadet age group. Darryl Harris Jr. finished 1st at Cadets 182 lbs. BTS also had two Junior level Greco champions with Jayden Cardenas winning 145 lbs. and Joshua Khoshayev winning 195 lbs.  


A list of full athlete results can be found below: 




Jared Appelaniz-2nd  

Javanshir Mirza Zada-1st 

Wilver Mariano-Peralta-5th  

Carlos Guzman-4th 

Darryl Harris Jr.-2nd 


Dove Bonjean-Alpart-1st 

Marquis Larmond-5th 

Jayden Cardenas-2nd 

Jack Reusing-6th 

Jeffrey Geller-4th 

Anthony Cascen-4th 

Joshua Khoshayev-3rd 

Greco Roman 


Jared Appelaniz- 2nd 

Wilver Mariano Peralta- 1st 

Aladino Guaman- 6th 

Mitchell Barcus- 3rd 

Aldo Hidalgo Perez- 3rd 

Adner Ramirez- 2nd 

Darryl Harris Jr.- 1st 


Alexis Frias- 3rd  

Bohdan Solianyk- 3rd  

Marquis Larmond- 2nd  

Jayden Cardens- 1st  

Markel Browne- 4th  

Salimbek Haidov- 3rd   

Jack Reusing- 6th  

Misael Borques- 5th  

Erison Estevez- 5th  

Mohammed Wara- 6th  

Michael Dvorkin- 2nd  

Joshua Khoshayev- 1st  

Anthony Cascen- 3rd  

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