5 Beat the Streets Academy members place at New York state tournament
Botensky Bauzile, Devone Bogie, Cameron Mayfield, Vakramogo Dosso and Christian Solano each earned a spot on the podium.
Beat the Streets New York Academy student-athletes Botensky Bauzile, Devone Bogie, Vakramogo Dosso, Cameron Mayfield and Christian Solano were among eight Public Schools Athletic League wrestlers to place at the 2023 New York State Public High School Athletic Association individual boys wrestling championships Saturday at MVP Arena in Albany.
Evin Gursoy of Midwood took second place at 110 pounds in Division 1 to finish as the PSAL's top place-winner in the tournament.
Bogie, Dosso, Mayfield and Solano - all of Eagle Academy - competed in Division 2. Mayfield and Bogie claimed third place individually at 138 and 152 pounds, respectively. Solano earned his second state medal with a fifth-place finish at 285 after taking eighth in 2022. Dosso took eighth at 145.
Tyson Gillard (118), and BTSNY Academy members Kimoni Giles (126) and Tiki Graham (132) also competed at the state tournament to help Eagle Academy take fourth place as a team.
In Division 1, Bauzile (132) of Thomas Edison took eighth place. Amir Avazov (145) and Aidan Gubrarev (172) - both of James Madison - claimed fourth and eighth place, respectively.
BTSNY Academy members Leo Gao of Brooklyn Tech (126), Dwayne Harris of Grand Street Campus (152) and Davit Abjandadze of Edward R. Murrow (215) also competed in Division 2.
(Photos courtesy of NYSPHSAA)
110: Evin Gursoy (Midwood) - Second Place
132: Botensky Bauzile (Thomas Edison) - Eighth Place
145: Amir Avazov (James Madison) - Fourth Place
172: Aidan Gubrarev (James Madison) - Eighth Place
138: Cameron Mayfield (Eagle Academy) - Third Place
145: Vakramogo Dosso (Eagle Academy) - Eighth Place
152: Devone Bogie (Eagle Academy) - Third Place
285: Christian Solano (Eagle Academy) - Fifth Place
Since being founded in 2005, Beat the Streets has pioneered a movement that now includes 150 individual wrestling programs, a youth league and the first girls high school league.
Beat the Streets works to develop the full human and athletic potential of the urban youth and strengthen the NYC wrestling culture. We aim to make a lifelong impact on student-athletes through the lessons learned on the wrestling mat -- discipline, perseverance, self-reliance, humility and a strong work ethic.