Iranian wrestlers to meet USA in Times Square

May 17, 2016

Team Iran takes on USA in six men’s freestyle matches at the 2016 Beat the Streets “United In the Square” international wrestling event, which will be held in historic Times Square.

The competition will be taking place at 42nd Street in Times Square.
“I couldn't be more excited. We have Iran and the USA battling for wrestling supremacy in Times Square; united in the idea that sports can bring change in young men and women and even in countries sometimes. It's going to be pretty cool. An added plus is that Iran has the loudest and most passionate wrestling fans in the world. Don't miss it,” said Beat the Streets Chairman of the Board Mike Novogratz, the founder of these Gala competitions.
It will be the second time that Iran has been featured as part of the Beat the Streets Gala competition.
In 2013, the event dubbed “The Rumble on the Rails,” was hosted in historic Grand Central Terminal and featured dual meets between Team USA, Russia and Iran.
Playing an important role in the international Keep Olympic Wrestling effort, this historic wrestling event gained international media coverage and helped wrestling retain its status on the Olympic Games program.

Beat the Streets Matchups

Men’s freestyle 74 kg – Jordan Burroughs (USA) vs. Peyman Yarahmadi (Iran)
Men’s freestyle 86 kg – J’Den Cox (USA) vs. Meisam Mostafa Joukar (Iran)
Junior men’s freestyle 55 kg– Daton Fix (USA) vs. Kheyrollah Ghahramani (Iran)
Junior men’s freestyle 60 kg– Mitchell McKee (USA) vs. Peyman Biabani (Iran)
Junior men’s freestyle 74 kg – Mark Hall (USA) vs. Ahmad Bazrighaleh (Iran)
Junior men’s freestyle 84 kg– Zahid Valencia (USA) vs. Mojtaba Goleij (Iran)



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