Pennsylvania state champion Austin DeSanto was set to wrestle four-time Oklahoma state champion and two-time World bronze medalist Daton Fix at Beat the Streets, but due to an injury DeSanto was forced to withdraw from the match.
DeSanto's stock went up tremendously after he defeated three-time World champion Spencer Lee in the state finals then followed it up with a dominant win over four-time California state champ Justin Mejia at the Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic. After DeSanto was forced out, they attempted to replace him with Cadet World silver medalist Vitali Arujau, however, he is also injured and unable to compete against Fix.
This would have been the second year in a row Fix wrestled in Times Square. Last year he collected a thrilling win over Kheyrolla Ghahramani of Iran.
I really hate my body, why do I have to get hurt right before such an opportunity— Vito Arujau (@vArujau) May 16, 2017