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Two highly regarded women's wrestling prospects will square off on September 17 at Beat the Streets. Felicity Taylor, a 2019 U23 World Team Member and Emily Shilson, a Cadet World Champ and two-time Cadet World Finalist, offer an intriguing matchup for wrestling fans.
Thursday, September 17, 2020
In addition to her international age-level accomplishments, Shilson was also a WCWA champion in her first year for Augsburg University this spring. The Maple Grove, Minnesota native is currently ranked #7 in the US Domestic Women's Freestyle Rankings at 50kg.
Her opponent, Felicity Taylor, is also ranked #7 in the US Domestic Women's Freestyle Rankings, but she's up one weight at 53kg. She punched her ticket to the US Olympic Trials in December when she placed 4th at Senior Nationals. Beat the Streets offers a unique opportunity to see a matchup between two competitors who are unlikely compete on the senior level this year but who should both be major factors in women's wrestling for years to come.
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. 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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