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Four premier high school matches announced for Final X and Beat The Streets Annual Benefit

by Brandon Cain, Beat The Streets New York

Paul Kenny at 2023 U.S. Open. Photo by Tony Rotundo.

Photo: Paul Kenny at the 2023 U.S. Open Championships in Las Vegas, Nev. (Tony Rotundo/

Four premium high school freestyle wrestling matches will be showcased between Final X sessions on Saturday, June 10 at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

There will be a boys and girls matchup at the conclusion of the first Final X session at approximately 4:15 p.m. (ET). The second set of matchups will be prior to the evening Final X session, which starts at 6 p.m. (ET).

Aubre Krazer (Easton, Pa.) will face Kira Pipkins (Bloomfield, N.J.), and Paul Kenny (Christian Brothers Academy, N.J.) will meet Seth Mendoza (Mount Carmel, IL) after Final X session one. Jordan Chapman (Cranford, N.J.) will face Alessio Perentin (Delbarton, N.J.), and Carina Giangeruso (Columbus, N.J.) will meet Maura White (Jefferson, N.J.) prior to Final X session two.

It is the second straight year Final X will serve as the Beat the Streets New York Annual Benefit. This year’s event will be the 13th BTSNY Annual Benefit. These unique and electrifying annual events help BTSNY raise more than $1 million each year to support local youth wrestling programs which empower young people in New York City. The BTSNY Annual Benefit after-party will follow the conclusion of Final X.

Benefit tickets and sponsorship packages (Final X plus exclusive after-party celebration access), that also provide the best wrestling-event seats, are available at For more information on ticket packages, email Katrin Pokalyukhin at

Proceeds from Benefit tickets and sponsorship packages will directly help BTSNY, which provides a safe, positive atmosphere for student-athletes to learn the essential life lessons of discipline, perseverance, self-reliance, humility and a strong work ethic through wrestling.

Event-only tickets for Final X without access to the BTSNY after-party celebration are available on Ticketmaster.

FloWrestling will serve as the host broadcasting partner for Final X, presented by Tezos.

Final X, presented by Tezos

At Prudential Center, Newark, N.J., Saturday, June 10

High School Exhibition Matches

Aubre Krazer (Easton, Pa.) vs. Kira Pipkins (Bloomfield, N.J.)

Aubre Krazer credentials
Undefeated two-time Pennsylvania state champion

USA Wrestling Junior Nationals women's freestyle runner-up

Two-time USA Wrestling 16U Nationals women's freestyle All-American

Kira Pipkins credentials
First woman four-time New Jersey state champion

First woman in New Jersey to reach 100 career high school wins Girls Wrestler of the Year

Columbia University Women's Wrestling Club signee

Paul Kenny (Christian Brothers Academy, N.J.) vs. Seth Mendoza (Chicago, IL)
Paul Kenny credentials
Three-time Super 32 champion

Super 32 Most Outstanding Wrestler

U17 Nationals men's freestyle champion

U17 Nationals men's freestyle Most Outstanding Wrestler

Seth Mendoza credentials
Two-time Illinois 3A state champion

2021 USA Wrestling 16U Nationals men's freestyle champion

2022 USA Wrestling 16U Nationals men's freestyle runner-up

Two-time U17 Nationals men's freestyle runner-up

Super 32 funner-up

Jordan Chapman (Cranford, N.J.) vs. Alessio Perentin (Delbarton, N.J.)
Jordan Chapman credentials
2023 New Jersey high school state tournament third place

2023 U17 Nationals men's freestyle All-American

2022 USA Wrestling 16U Nationals men's freestyle All-American

Alessio Perentin credentials
2023 New Jersey state champion

2022 USA Wrestling 16U Nationals men's freestyle runner-up

2022 Powerade tournament runner-up

2022 New Jersey high school state tournament fourth place

2022 Beast of the East champion

Carina Giangeruso (Columbus, N.J.) vs. Maura White (Jefferson, N.J.)
Carina Giangeruso credentials
2023 U17 National Team member for Puerto Rico

2022 USA Wrestling U16 Nationals women's freestyle champion

Maura White credentials
2023 U20 Women's Beach Wrestling Nationals third place

Two-time New Jersey Junior state champion

2023 New Jersey high school state tournament third place

2023 USA Wrestling Phil Portuese Northeast Regional women's freestyle third place