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4 Beat the Streets New York student-athletes win exhibition matches at Final X

Ten Beat the Streets matches were featured between Final X sessions.

Four Beat the Streets New York student-athletes won their Beat the Streets freestyle exhibition match between Final X sessions Saturday at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

Alessandra Elliott, Amir Avazov, Sulayman Bah and Devone Bogie each were victorious against their Beat the Streets chapter counterparts.

Elliott, a 2021 U16 national champion and 2022 Junior All-American, won by fall in 2:34 against New England's Ashley Dehney. Elliott will wrestle at D'Youville University next fall.

Avazov and Bah claimed technical fall victories. Avazov, who took fourth place at this year's New York state boys folkstyle tournament, defeated Washington, D.C.'s Zemen Sium, a two-time DC champion, 13-0 in 2:34. Bah, a two-time National Prep All-American, won 10-0 in 1:42 against Baltimore's Jayden Jackson, a National Prep All-American and Maryland state folkstyle champion. Bah will wrestle for Columbia University next fall.

Bogie, who took third place at this year's New York state boys folkstyle tournament, captured an 18-12 decision against Cleveland's Joshua Greenwood, an Ohio state folkstyle runner-up.

BTSNY's Kerlos Gorgy, Leona Gao, Botensky Bauzile, Oumar Tounkara, Katherine Berrezueta and Ariel Ofri-Akman dropped their bouts.

In addition to Beat the Streets exhibition matches, there were also four elite high school matches during the Final X intermission.

Aubre Krazer (Easton, Pa.), a two-time Pennsylvania state champion, defeated four-time New Jersey state champion Kira Pipkins (Bloomfield, N.J.) 11-4. Carina Giangeruso (Columbus, N.J.), a 2022 U16 Nationals women's freestyle champion, scored a 10-0 tech fall win in 45 seconds against Maura White (Jefferson, N.J.), a two-time New Jersey Junior state champion.

In the boys exhibition matches, two-time Illinois state champion and 2021 U16 nationals men's freestyle champion Seth Mendoza (Chicago, IL) won 3-0 against U17 Nationals men's freestyle champion Paul Kenny (Christian Brothers Academy, N.J.). New Jersey state champion and 2022 U16 nationals men's freestyle runner-up Alessio Perentin defeated Jordan Chapman (Cranford, N.J.), who took third at the New Jersey state tournament and was a U16 nationals men's freestyle All-American.

Exhibition Match Results

Krazer dec. Pipkins, 11-4

Mendoza dec. Kenny, 3-0

Giangeruso tech fall White, 10-0 in :45

Perentin dec. Chapman, 16-11

Beat the Streets Match Results

Imanol Taveras (BTS New England) fall Kerlos Gorgy (BTS New York), :47

Alessandra Elliott (BTS New York) fall Ashley Dehney (BTS New England), 2:34

Amir Azazov (BTS New York) tech fall Zemen Sium (BTS DC), 13-0 in 2:34

Kayla Batres (BTS New England) tech fall Leona Gao (BTS New York), 10-0 in :23

Josh Requena (BTS Los Angeles) dec. Botensky Bauzile (BTS New York), 9-0

Caine Martin (BTS Los Angeles) dec. Oumar Tounkara (BTS New York), 10-10, Martin on criteria

Julissa Ortiz (BTS Philadelphia) tech fall Katherine Berrezueta (BTS New York), 10-0 in 1:44

Sulayman Bah (BTS New York) tech fall Jayden Jackson (BTS Baltimore), 10-0 in 1:42

Ugochi Anunobi (BTS Baltimore) tech fall Ariel Ofri-Akman (BTS New York), 10-0 in :33

Devone Bogie (BTS New York) dec. Joshua Greenwood (BTS Cleveland), 18-12



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