Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Tech Wrestling.
Brooklyn Tech routed Petrides 54-19 to claim their third PSAL Boys Dual Meet title in four years. This was their fifth straight finals appearance. Tottenville took the 3rd place match by defeating New Utrecht 37-33.
The quarterfinals for the 2014 PSAL Dual Meet Championships are set. The top eight Public Schools Athletic League wrestling teams will square off this Saturday beginning at 10:00 AM at Brooklyn Tech, with the Championship Finals slated to begin at 4:00 PM.
Reginald Lominy, a former Beat the Streets wrestler, placed ninth at the USA Weightlifting Junior Championships in Aurora, Colorado on Sunday. He successfully lifted 106 kg (234 lbs) in the snatch, and 125 kg (276 lbs) in the clean and jerk, the two Olympic weightlifting events. He was in the 94 kg (207 lbs) weight class.
Lominy, a Brooklyn native, began coming to Beat the Streets to wrestle in 2011, the end of his sophomore year at Wingate high school. He had often seen the team practicing after school while he worked out in the weight room. When Coach Steve Flanagan asked him if he wanted to try out one day, he agreed—and made the team.
The opening preliminary round of the 2014 PSAL Wrestling Dual Meet Championships will be held on Thursday, February 6th, with all eight opening round duals kicking off at 5:00 PM.
Top seeded Eagle Academy, who finished atop Region 2 with a perfect 7-0 regular season record, will be hosting Harry Truman.
Last year’s champion, second seeded Brooklyn Tech, also compiled a 7-0 record in topping all other teams in Region 5. The school will host Forest Hills.
Friends of wrestling came together Wednesday for an evening of networking and conversation with Mike Novogratz, Beat the Streets Board Chairman and Principal and Director at Fortress Investment Group.
The night sold out with over 70 guests, each with a background in wrestling and interest in the sport.
Rosemary Flores (left)(Fresh/Curtis HS/130 lbs) wrestled above her 6th seed and pinned five of her opponents in a combined 11 minutes even. All told, she went 6-1 and earned a bronze medal, pacing her Campbellsville team to a 6th place finish in their first year of existence.
Meanwhile, Ruth Leger (right)(Senior/Wingate/170 lbs) added 2-2 record onto a first-round bye at 170 lbs. to earn WCWA All-American honors for the first time.
The 2014 NYC Mayor's Cup Championship has drawn to a close.
Monsignor Farrell won their 9th straight overall team title, Adis Radoncic won his third individual crown, and Poly Prep (Independent Schools) and Brooklyn Tech (Public Schools) both topped their divisions for the second straight year.