Beat the Streets is pleased to announce the girls team members for matches between highly accomplished student-athletes from New York City and visitors from Philadelphia, Chicago and Providence, R.I., at its annual benefit on Wednesday, May 17 in Times Square. The benefit is Beat the Streets’ annual fundraiser that helps provide wrestling equipment and opportunities to 3,000 kids across the five boroughs every year. The youth match-ups will be held starting at 3 p.m., prior to the NYC PSAL Girls Dual Meet Championships and world-class wrestling matches between members of Team USA and Team Japan.
The NYC Beat the Streets girls team members include:
Keyanie Riddick, 6th grade, Excellence Girls, Brooklyn, 85 lbs. (2017 N.Y. Folkstyle State Champion)
Beautiful Robinson, 6th grade, M.S. 129, Bronx, 97 lbs. (Silver medalist at 2017 N.Y. Folkstyle State Championships)
Alessandra Elliott, 6th grade, P.S. 861, Staten Island, 118 lbs. (2017 New York Folkstyle State Champion; New York City Champion, unscored upon throughout the tournament; 2nd year wrestler)
FloWrestling will be live streaming the entire event at www.flowrestling.org.
There will also be six boys matches, as announced earlier this week.
The girls’ opponents are as follows:
Maliyah Walker, 5th grade, Belmont Charter, Philadelphia, 85 lbs.
Esmerelda Rodriguez, 8th grade, Nathanael Greene, Providence, R.I., 97 lbs.
Monica Lara, 8th grade, Sauganash Elementary School, Chicago, 110 lbs.
The United States men’s freestyle team is highlighted by 2016 Olympic champion Kyle Snyder (Woodbine, Md./Titan Mercury WC) at 96 kg/213 lbs, 2012 Olympic champion Jordan Burroughs (Lincoln, Neb./Sunkist Kids/Nebraska Wrestling TC) at 74 kg/163 lbs. and 2016 World champion Logan Stieber (Columbus, Ohio/Titan Mercury WC/Ohio RTC), at 61 kg/134 lbs. On the women’s side, 2016 Olympic gold medalist Helen Maroulis (Rockville, Md./Sunkist Kids) headlines the roster taking on Japan.
2017 BEAT THE STREETS BENEFIT
At New York, May 17
3 p.m. (ET) – Beat the Streets youth exhibition matches
4:45 p.m. (ET) – NYC PSAL Girls Dual Meet Championships
6 p.m. (ET) – Team USA vs. Team Japan, preceded by special match between Austin DeSanto and Daton Fix
Announced Team USA Roster
57 kg/125.5 lbs. – Tony Ramos (Chapel Hill, N.C./Sunkist Kids/Tarheel WC)
61 kg/134 lbs. – Logan Stieber (Columbus, Ohio/Titan Mercury WC/Ohio RTC)
65 kg/143 lbs. – Zain Retherford (Benton, Pa./Nittany Lion WC)
70 kg/154 lbs. – James Green (Titan Mercury WC/Nebraska Wrestling TC)
74 kg/163 lbs. – Jordan Burroughs (Sunkist Kids/Nebraska Wrestling TC)
86 kg/189 lbs. – David Taylor (State College Pa./Titan Mercury WC/Nittany Lion WC)
97 kg/213 lbs. – Kyle Snyder (Woodbine, Md./Titan Mercury WC/Ohio RTC)
125 kg/275 lbs. – Nick Gwiazdowski (Raleigh, N.C/Titan Mercury WC/Wolfpack RTC)
48 kg/105.5 lbs. – Victoria Anthony (Tempe, Ariz./Sunkist Kids)
58 kg/128 lbs. – Helen Maroulis (New York, N.Y./Sunkist Kids/NYC RTC)
69 kg/152 lbs. – Tamyra Mensah (Katy, Texas/Titan Mercury WC)
Team Japan Roster
57 kg/125.5 lbs. – Rinya Nakamura
61 kg/134 lbs. – Shingo Arimoto
65 kg/143 lbs. – Daichi Takatani
70 kg/154 lbs. – Nobuyoshi Takojima
74 kg/163 lbs. – Sohsuke Takatani
86 kg/189 lbs. – Takahiro Murayama
97 kg/213 lbs. – Koki Yamamoto
125 kg/275 lbs. – Katsutoshi Kanazawa
48 kg/105.5 lbs. – Yuki Irie
58 kg/128 lbs. – Yuzuru Kumano
69 kg/152 lbs. – Miwa Morikawa
Team Leader – Kosei Akaishi
Freestyle Coach – Shinichi Yumoto
Women’s Coach – Ryo Kanehama
Special Challenge Match – Jordan Oliver (Tempe, Ariz./Sunkist Kids) vs. Frank Chamizo (Italy)