Beat the Streets in New York City announced its first live wrestling matchup as part of its annual fundraising event on Thursday, September 17, which will be broadcast in partnership with FloWrestling.
Cornell All-American Vitali Arujau will battle past NCAA runner-up Jack Mueller in a battle of two talented freestyle wrestlers.
Mueller placed fifth in freestyle at the 2018 U23 World Championships at 57 kg. He was 2019 NCAA runner-up for Virginia. He returned for the 2020 season and placed second at the ACC Championships, before the NCAAs was cancelled due to COVID-19. He was also sixth at the 2017 NCAA Championships as a freshman. Mueller boasts numerous national level achievements going back to his youth in Texas.
Arujau is from the New York metropolitan area, having gone to high school in Syosset on Long Island. He boasts two age-group World silver medals, winning a Junior World silver in 2019 and a Cadet World silver in 2016. He has qualified for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials after placing third at the Senior Nationals at 57 kg in December 2019 in Fort Worth, Texas. He was fourth in the 2019 NCAA Championships for the Big Red.
Earlier this month, Beat the Streets announced that it would conduct its annual fundraising event as a Virtual Telethon. The live matches will be held outdoors with no fans in an undisclosed location somewhere in the Tri-State area. The matches will be held with the safety of the participants as the first priority, following state and local health and government restrictions as well as the USA Wrestling Return to Events Guidelines.
As part of its partnership with Beat the Streets this year, FloWrestling will produce both portions of the Beat the Streets fundraiser this year. The Virtual Telethon will be free to view, and include live and recorded content as part of the fundraising celebration. The Virtual Telethon will have a variety of different features including prominent athletes, coaches and celebrities. Fans will need a FloPro subscription to view the live matches.
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