Yianni Diakomihalis (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com)
Beat the Streets in New York City announced its sixth live wrestling matchup as part of its annual fundraising event on Thursday, September 17, which will be broadcast in partnership with FloWrestling.
Two-time Cadet World champion and 2019 U.S. Senior Nationals champion Yianni Diakomihalis will battle Olympic and world champion Vladimer Khinchegashvili of Georgia in a featured men's freestyle bout on its September 17 card.
Diakomihalis was a 2015 and 2016 Cadet World champion. He also won the 2020 Pan American Senior Championships. He has won two major Senior international titles at the 2019 Yasar Dogu in Turkey and the 2019 Ziolkowski Memorial in Poland. He won the 2019 U.S. Open and placed second in 2019 Final X, placing him at No. 2 on the Senior National Team. Diakomihalis has won two NCAA titles for Cornell. He is a New York native, hailing from Rochester, N.Y.
Khinchegashvili was a 2016 Olympic champion, and won a World gold medal in 2015. His other World-level medals include a 2012 Olympic silver medal, a 2014 World silver medal and a 2017 World bronze medal. Khinchegashvili was also a two-time Junior World champion (2010 and 2011) and a 2008 Junior World bronze medalist. He boasts three Senior European titles and was second in the 2019 European Games.
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
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
Headliner - Yianni Diakomihalis vs. Vladimer Khinchegashvili (Georgia), men's freestyle
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