• Brandon Cain

3 Beat the Streets Academy wrestlers qualify for 2022 National Championships

Sulayman Bah, Dwayne Harris and Christian Solano punched their ticket with a top-six finish at the Northeast Regional Championships.

Three Beat the Streets Academy wrestlers placed in the top six of their weight class at the Northeast Regional Championships this past weekend in Atlantic City, New Jersey.


With their placement, Sulayman Bah, Dwyane Harris and Christian Solano all punched their ticket to the 2022 USA Wrestling National Championships in July in Fargo, North Dakota.


Solano took second and third at 220 pounds in freestyle and Greco-Roman in the under-16 division. Bah (junior division) and Harris (under-16 division) each claimed sixth at 126 and 152 pounds, respectively, in Greco-Roman.


Solano went 4-1 in freestyle. He won three of his four matches via technical fall, including two within 39 seconds, before losing by fall in the championship final. The Bronx Academy sophomore took eighth place at the New York Public High School Athletic Association championships in February.


Bah split his six matches. He won his opening match with a first-period tech fall then fell 10-5 in the quarterfinals. Bah rebounded with another first-period tech and a fall in 2:53. He forfeited his next two bouts to secure sixth. The Kiski Prep junior earned All-American honors with a sixth-place finish at NHSCA High School Nationals in March.


Harris did not record a win after being edged out 9-8 in the consolation round. Despite that, the Grand Street campus sophomore claimed sixth because he scored more points than the seventh-place finisher.


Fellow Beat the Streets Academy member Davit Abjandadze also placed at Northeast Regional Championships, claiming seventh in freestyle at 220 pounds. His two wins came by first-period technical fall and a 43-second fall.


The 16U and junior National Championships will be July 15-22 at the FargoDome in Fargo, North Dakota. The tournament will have competition in men's and women's freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling. To help Beat the Streets student-athletes with expenses for the tournament, please donate at give.btsny.org.


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