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Beat the Streets' Jessica Kemgne places in 2 age groups at 2022 Women's National Championship

The BTS alumnae and junior league assistant coach took seventh place in the under-20 division and eighth place in the under-23 division.

Jessica Kemgne placed in two age divisions at 72 kilograms in women's freestyle at the 2022 Women's National Championship this past weekend at Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas.

Kemgne, a Beat the Streets alumnae and current junior league assistant coach, took seventh in the under-20 division and eighth in the under-23 division.

Kemgne went 5-5 overall between the two age groups, with a 3-2 record in U20 and 2-3 mark in U23. Her three victories at U20 were all captured by first-period fall. Kemgne started the tournament with a 37-second fall then fell by fall in the quarterfinals. She then went 1-2 in consolations with a 26-second fall and a fall in 1:06 to capture seventh place.

At U23, Kemgne posted a 12-0 technical fall in 4:22 in the first round then lost by fall in the quarterfinals to move to the consolation bracket. She won by 11-1 technical fall in 4:42 before losing by fall then dropping a 10-7 decision in the seventh-place match.

Kemgne, a 2021 U18 All-American, is a freshman at Fordham University and competes for New York City Regional Training Center (NYCRTC).

Five current Beat the Streets student-athletes also competed in the tournament.

Alessandra Elliott, a 2021 U16 national champion, and Beautiful Robinson each wrestled at 57kg in the U17 division. Elliott won by 14-2 technical fall in 1:18 and 13-13 on criteria, while Robinson won one match with a 12-0 technical fall in 3:10.

Robinson also captured BTS' lone victory at the U20 level, with a 10-1 technical fall win in 1:10 at 59kg. Elissa Janicki (50kg), Kathryn Louie (59kg) and Angelina Caban (72kg) also competed.

(Photo: Jessica Kemgne with Beat the Streets boys coach Barry Hart)



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