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2 Beat the Streets Junior League alums earn All-American honors at 2024 National Prep Championships

Xavier Giles earned All-American status for a second time, while Kingston Daniells Silva took the honor for the first time.

Beat the Streets Junior League alums Xavier Giles and Kingston Daniells Silva earned top-eight finishes for All-American honors Saturday at the National Prep Championships at Stabler Arena in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Giles took fourth place at 165 pounds after taking second place last year, while Daniells Silva claimed eighth place at 175 pounds.

Giles and Daniells Silva each won their first two matches before dropping their quarterfinal bout. Giles rebounded with three straight wins to take fourth, while Daniells Silva won one consolation match to secure his first All-American honors. Giles will continue his wrestling career at Princeton University.

Giles (Eagle Academy for Young Men in The Bronx) and Daniells Silva (Lower Manhattan Community M.S.) started wrestling in the BTS Junior League, New York City's only middle school wrestling league. Giles attended Eagle Academy through his junior year in high school. They both now attend Greens Farms Academy in Westport, Conn.

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.

BTS works to develop the full human and athletic potential of New York City urban youth and strengthen the city's wrestling culture. BTS aims 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. Discover how you can make a meaningful contribution to BTS' work at



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