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Beat the Streets New York's Alessandra Elliott takes 2nd at NHSCA High School Nationals
BTSNY's Evin Gursoy and Amir Avazov also earned All-American honors with a top-eight finish.
Beat the Streets New York Academy student-athlete Alessandra Elliott took second place at 138 pounds in the girls division at the National High School Coaches Association High School Nationals on Sunday in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
The Tottenville senior scored three falls and a 4-2 decision before dropping the final 6-5 to May Prado of Georgia.
Fellow BTSNY student-athletes Evin Gursoy (Midwood) and Amir Avazov (James Madison) also earned All-American honors with a top-eight finish. Gursoy took fifth place at 106 pounds in the sophomore division, and Avazov claimed eighth place at 138 pounds in the junior division.
Gursoy went 5-1 with four bonus-point wins (three falls, one major decision), while Avazov was 4-3 with one major decision.
BTSNY Junior League Academy alumnus Xavier Giles earned sixth place at 160 pounds. Giles, who previously wrestled at Eagle Academy before moving to Green Farms Academy, was 6-3 with one fall and one major decision.
(Photo courtesy of Tottenville High School wrestling)
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