BTSLA Shines at CAUSA Kids Folkstyle Championships

Posted: April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017 | Over 40 wrestlers from Beat the Streets Los Angeles attended the always-competitive CAUSA Kids Folkstyle State Championships on March 18-19th. Wrestlers from the San Fernando, Topanga, and South El Monte programs represented BTSLA at the Selland Arena in Fresno, California where they competed against over 200 teams from across California.
The San Fernando Tigers captured team titles in the Boys Bantam, Girls Intermediate, Girls Novice, and Middle School Girls divisions. The San Fernando program finished with 100 total team points earning them the overall lead in team points.
Nineteen wrestlers from the San Fernando program earned medals for their top 8 finish. Among these, Jasmine Villegas was the 140 pound middle school girls champion, and Samantha Larios was the 150 pound middle school girls champion. Mia Villatoro and Brooklyn Perez both finished as runners up in the Intermediate girls divisions. Top boys finishes from the Tigers were Evan Azurdia, 3rd place, Moises Gomez-Puentes, 2nd place, and Isai Fernandez, 1st place.
Topanga PAL sent 8 wrestlers to the tournament with a total of five medalists. The top finisher for the Topanga program was Andrew Barrios who was the runner-up in the 195-pound middle school boys division. Jairo Rivera and Eduardo Ruano placed 4th and 5th respectively in the middle school boys 160 pound division. Vivian Velazquez and Genesis Arenales finished as 6th and 8th place finishers in the 117-pound middle school girls division.
Mia Delgado of Beat the Streets South El Monte placed 3rd in the middle school girls 175lb weight class.
Complete list of state medalists:

Novice – 60 lbs
7th: Zariah Martinez, Tigers
Intermediate – 65 lbs
2nd: Brooklyn Perez, Tigers
Novice – 65 lbs
7th: Avy Perez, Tigers
Intermediate – 70/75 lbs
2nd: Mia Villatoro, Tigers
Intermediate – 80 lbs
2nd: Mia Aguilar, Tigers
Novice – 80 lbs
5th: Brianna Elliot, Tigers
Intermediate – 85+ lbs
2nd: Jazlyn Bryant, Tigers
Middle School – 90 lbs
4th: Mia Gonzalez, Tigers
Novice – 95 lbs
3rd: Delise Villa, Tigers
Novice – 102 lbs
5th: Karissa Aguilar, Tigers
6th: Adelaide Fernandez, Tigers
Middle School – 110 lbs
4th: Viviana Garcia, Tigers
Novice – 110 lbs
3rd: Isabella Hoyuela, Tigers
Middle School – 117 lbs
6th: Vivian Velasquez, Topanga PAL
8th: Genesis Arenales, Topanga PAL
Middle School – 140 lbs
1st: Jazmine Villegas, Tigers
Middle School – 150 lbs
1st: Samantha Larios, Tigers
Middle School – 175/195 lbs
3rd: Mia Delgado, South El Monte


Bantam – 65 lbs
8th: Armando Villegas, Tigers
Bantam – 75++ lbs
1st: Isai Fernandez, Tigers
Intermediate – 120+ lbs
2nd: Moises Gomez-Puentes, Tigers
Middle School – 140 lbs
3rd: Evan Azurdia, Tigers
Middle School – 160 lbs
4th: Jairo Rivera, Topanga PAL
5th: Eduardo Ruano, Topanga PAL
Middle School – 195 lbs
2nd: Andrew Barrios, Topanga PAL