When: Saturday, April 19th, 2014
Where: St. Francis College, 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Canarsie crowned four individual champions in a strong performance at this past Saturday’s season opening PSAL Girls Freestyle Wrestling Tournament, hosted at the high school in Brooklyn. New Dorp crowned two champions, with nine other schools each crowing one. The most interesting bracket was the 112 lbs. weight class, which was round robin bracketed and resulted in a three way tie for the championship.
A note about tickets for the wrestling event: Seating in Times Square is reserved for ticket-holders. However, the event is outside to encourage pedestrians and non-ticket holders to watch! Screens will be set up to supplement the direct views.
So to clarify: You need a ticket to get a seat, but you don't need a ticket to watch. We encourage and invite you to come check it out!
Nathalie Alvarez, a senior at Staten Island’s Curtis High School, has reaped the benefits of wrestling in multiple ways. Her life on the mat began when she was 16, after seeing a poster for the men’s wrestling team at her school. Being a swimmer and a rugby player, she thought joining the wrestling team could help keep her in shape during the off-season. She was right.
The PSAL Girls Freestyle Wrestling kicked off the 2014 season with a Rules Clinic & Jamboree. Hunter High School, Taft, Edward R. Murrow, and Curtis all served as hosts for the twenty PSAL girls varsity wrestling teams. During the day, the girls and coaches participated in a rules clinic and rules Q&A session with PSAL officials. Following the rules clinic, the teams practiced together and held scrimmage matches.
Due to construction issues at the school, the Poly Prep neighborhood training center practices have been cancelled for the duration of the Spring.
For other training opportunities, see our Spring Schedule.
It's a big weekend of travel for two contingents of Beat the Streets wrestlers. The boys team is in Virginia Beach, VA for the National High School Coaches Association Nationals and the girls team is in Oklahoma City, OK for the USA Wrestling Girls Folkstyle Nationals.
Competition began today for the 17 boys in Virginia while the 15 girls begin tomorrow.
Follow along with the tournament results here: