Roxbury, MA - On Sunday February 11th, Boston Youth Wrestling hosted over 230 wrestlers from across the state for the MYWA Big East and Girls Championships tournament at Madison Park Vocational Technical High School. BYW had a strong showing at the tournament with 23 place winners.

The tournament was also yet another reminder of the growing strength of girls wrestling in Boston and the state of Massachusetts. As part of Boston Youth Wrestling's new #WrestleHer campaign, each female champion was awarded a #Wrestl(H)er t-shirt to help spread awareness for the growing sport of girls wrestling. The girls were a major part of the success on the mats for BYW with the girls accounting for 16 of the 23 place winners.

As a fundraiser, the tournament helped to bring over $4,000 to support new programs in Boston. BYW was pleased to host Fine Designs and Sub Zero Ice Cream (Nashua, NH) as vendors to provide our wrestlers and parents the best options, in addition to the BYW merchandise and concessions for sale. BYW would also like to thank Mattapan House of Pizza, Whole Foods, and Barrales Law for their contributions to the menu items at our concessions stand.

Congratulations to all of the medal winners and participants in Sunday's tournament, which included three gold medals: Jason Deshernes, Anthony Chen (Josiah Quincy Upper), and Taylor Phillips (Excel Academy Charter). See below for all the day's placers:

Big East Novice Division (Grades 5-6)
97 lbs Keniel Ureña - 6th Place
160 lbs Jason Deshernes - 1st Place

Big East Middle School Division (Grades 7-8)
81 lbs Siddharth Bagmar - 6th Place
94 lbs Alan Diec - 8th Place
124 lbs Anthony Chen - 1st Place
169 lbs Sergio Gonzalez - 8th Place
202 lbs Jason Moreno - 3rd Place

Big East Girls Division (Grades 5-8)
116 lbs Destiny Goerrant - 3rd Place

Big East Girls Division (Grades 9-12)
118.5 lbs Meily Dandrade - 2nd Place
              Litzy Ayala - 3rd Place
              Bien Lawutz - 4th Place
124 lbs Mariela Macia - 3rd Place
            Ashily Lara - 4th Place
142 lbs Kateline DeJesus - 2nd Place
145 lbs Tania Chavez - 3rd Place
152.5 lbs Eliza Nuestro - 4th Place
168.5 lbs Mireyala Perez - 3rd Place
               Aria Kelley - 4th Place
               Mariama Savage - 5th Place
               Karyn Padilla - 6th Place
193 lbs Taylor Phillips - 1st Place
            Abby Castillo - 2nd Place
            Naisha Sola - 3rd Place