13 former BTSNY event participants medal for Team USA at 2022 World Championships
Five of Team USA's seven world champions earned their spot on the World team at this year's BTSNY Annual Benefit, Final X New York.
Thirteen former Beat the Streets New York Annual Benefit participants won medals for USA Wrestling at the 2022 World Championships this past week in Belgrade, Serbia.
Seven of the 13 won gold: Dominique Parrish (53 kilograms), Tamyra Mensah-Stock (68 kg) and Amit Elor (72 kg) in women's freestyle; and Jordan Burroughs (79 kg), Kyle Dake (74kg), David Taylor (86 kg) and Kyle Snyder (97 kg) in men's freestyle.
Burroughs and Elor each made USA Wrestling history. Burroughs set an American record with his seventh World/Olympic gold medal, while Elor became the youngest American to win World gold at only 18 years old. She trains at New York City Regional Training Center.
Yianni Diakomihalis (65 kg), Helen Maroulis (57 kg) and Zain Retherford (70 kg) each took home silver, while Sarah Hildebrandt (50 kg) and Mallory Velte (65 kg) each captured bronze.
Burroughs, Dake, Diakomihalis, Elor, Hildebrandt, Maroulis, Parrish and Taylor all earned their spot on Team USA's World team at this year's Benefit, Final X New York, on June 8 at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden.
WFS: Dominique Parrish (53 kg), Tamyra Mensah-Stock (68 kg), Amit Elor (72 kg)
MFS: Jordan Burroughs (79 kg), Kyle Dake (74 kg), David Taylor (86 kg), Kyle Snyder (97 kg)
WFS: Helen Maroulis (57 kg)
MFS: Yianni Diakomihalis (65 kg), Zain Retherford (70 kg), J'den Cox (92 kg)
WFS: Sarah Hildebrandt (50 kg), Mallory Velte (65 kg)
Since being founded in 2005, Beat the Streets New York has pioneered a movement that now includes 150 individual wrestling programs, a youth league and the first girls high school league.
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