Daton Fix wrestling at the 2019 World Championships (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com)
Beat the Streets in New York City announced its fifth live wrestling matchup as part of its annual fundraising event on Thursday, September 17, which will be broadcast in partnership with FloWrestling.
Two-time World Team member and Junior World medalist Victoria Francis will battle U23 World medalist and college national champion Alexandria Glaude in a featured women's freestyle bout.
Francis competed for Team USA at the 2017 and 2019 Senior World Championships, with a strong fifth place finish in 2019. She won a Junior World bronze medal in 2014. Francis is a two-time Pan American Championships medalist, and was second in the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials. She won two WCWA national titles for Lindenwood.
Glaude won a bronze medal at the 2018 U23 World Championships. She was also ninth in the 2017 Junior World Championships. She has been on the Senior Women's National Team since 2018, including a runner-up finish in the 2019 Final X. Glaude won a WCWA national title for McKendree in 2019, then added an NCWWC national title (NCAA teams-only) in 2020.
Francis defeated Glaude, 3-2, in the semifinals at the Senior Nationals in Fort Worth, Texas in December 2019.
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.
Beat the Streets Live Matches announced so far
Vitali Arujau vs. Jack Mueller, men's freestyle
Gable Steveson vs. Trent Hillger, men's freestyle
Joe Colon vs. Seth Gross, men's freestyle
Emily Shilson vs. Felicity Taylor, women's freestyle
Victoria Francis vs. Alexandria Glaude, women's freestyle
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