- Chicago’s Kaila Del Toro poses with her award after earning All-American status last week in Fargo
More than 50 qualifiers
One historic national championship
The numbers speak for themselves.
This past week, Beat the Streets was well-represent at the USA Wrestling Junior and Cadet National Championships in Fargo, North Dakota after what turned out to be a great tournament for everyone involved.
The historic win? That belonged to Philadelphia’s Angel Garcia, who stormed his way to the 170-pound title in Greco-Roman. In doing so, Garcia became the first male wrestler from Beat the Streets to win a Junior national championship.
At the Cadet level (under 16 years old), Lancaster’s Nick Feldman won gold at 182 pounds in Greco-Roman and was third in freestyle.
Adding to a historic year, Jacque Davis, Girls Development coordinator for Boston Youth Wrestling, led a group of wrestlers from New England that featured three All-Americans, including Logan Farnsworth, the first girl from Rhode Island to reach the podium.
Farnsworth, who competed at 100 pounds, finished sixth as a Cadet.
Overall, seven Beat the Streets locations competed in Fargo and six boasted All-Americans.
The All-Americans are listed below.
Name, BTS location, age level, place
Angel Garcia, Philadelphia, Junior, 1st in Greco and 3rd in Freestyle
Nick Feldman, Lancaster, Cadet, 1st in Greco and 3rd in Freestyle
Grigol Khochishvilli, Philadelphia, Junior, 5th in Greco
Denzel Mabry, Bay Area, Junior, 6th in Greco
Steven Foster, Philadelphia, Junior, 8th in Greco
Kaila Del Toro, Chicago, Cadet, 5th in Freestyle
Joanna Jones, New York City, Junior, 5th in Freestyle
McKenzie Samuels, New York City, Freestyle, 5th at Junior level, 8th at Cadet
Logan Farnsworth, New England, Cadet, 6th in Freestyle
Sujeydy Matos, New York City, Cadet, 8th in Freestyle
Tatyana Ortiz, Philadelphia, Junior, 8th in Freestyle