The Gotham City Girls East Coast Freestyle Wrestling Championships will be held Saturday, April 26th, 2014. There has been a recent venue change, and the tournament will now be held at WIngate Educational Complex in Brooklyn. The map is here.
"Wrestling saved my life."
That's what Sara McMann had to say to the student-athletes who attended the first of four training sessions during her two-day residency in the Beat the Streets Spring Break Training Camp. McMann was a silver medalist at the 2004 Olympics in Athens and is one of the top-ranked women's Mixed Martial Artists in the world.
Peppelman leads a group demonstration on breakdown techniques.
“It’s the most fulfilling part of my week,” Peppelman stated Saturday night. A powerful statement, masked by the casual way in which he said it.
He was referring to his time as a volunteer coach here at Beat the Streets, a role he takes on four nights a week—including all day Saturday—for a monthly total that often surpasses 60 hours.
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.