Current UNI Panther Drew Foster and former Panther Joe Colon competed in the Beat the Streets event tonight in New York City. Foster came away with an injury default win against David Taylor, while Colon dropped a 3-1 match against Nick Suriano.
Foster and Taylor barely had time to get started. Foster was in on a couple shots against the defending world champion, and was coming out the backdoor holding on to Taylor’s leg when it twisted and Taylor went down. He had his knee taped and tried to give it go again, but could not continue.
Colon went into his match with Suriano up 1-0 at the break. Suriano took the lead on criteria when Colon was hit for a passivity point, and then scored a takedown off a single leg attempt with under 45 seconds left in the match.
Foster will next be in action at the World Team Trials May 16th to try to earn a bid to Final X against Taylor. Colon has already earned a Final X birth and will wrestle at the event in Lincoln on June 15th.
Beat the Streets Results:
122 lbs. (girls) – Valentina Bailon pin Elleny Seda, 3:22
138 lbs. (boys) – Jo Jo Aragona pin Adam Busiello, 4:06
Men’s freestyle – 57 kg – Jack Mueller tech. fall Nick Piccininni, 11-0
Women’s freestyle – 62 kg – Mallory Velte (USA) tech fall Linda Morais (Canada), 10-0
Men’s freestyle – 70 kg – James Green dec. Anthony Ashnault, 8-4
Men’s freestyle – 97 kg – Kyle Snyder tech. fall Nishan Randhawa (Canada), 15-1
Men’s freestyle – 125 kg – Nick Gwiazdowski dec. Derek White, 9-0
Women’s freestyle – 57 kg – Becka Leathers (USA) vs. Diana Weicker (Canada), 10-6
Men’s freestyle – 61 kg – Nick Suriano dec. Joe Colon, 3-1
Men’s freestyle – 86 kg – Drew Foster inj. dft. David Taylor, 0:31
Men’s freestyle – 92 kg – J’den Cox tech. fall Patrick Brucki, 10-0
Men’s freestyle – 65 kg – Yianni Diakomihalis dec. Bajrang Punia (India), 10-8
Men’s freestyle – 74 kg – Jordan Burroughs tech. fall Ben Askren, 11-0
Attendance – Complete sell-out of over 5,000