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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.

Read more: Canarsie dominates season opening PSAL Girls...

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!


Alvarez, third from the left, at Oklahoma State University's Gallagher-IBA Arena.

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.

Read more: The benefits of wrestling: Interview with...

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.

Read more: PSAL girls freestyle wrestling season begins

Our apologies:

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:

Read more: Boys at NHSCA Nationals, Girls at USA Wrestling...

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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!

Sara Andresen in the finals of the 2013 Mayor's Cup.

The Freestyle and Greco-Roman seasons took off last weekend at the 2014 Mohawk Valley International Wrestling Festival in upstate New York. Beat the Streets Head Girls Coach Jacque Davis accompanied a contingent of 28 female Beat the Streets student-athletes as they made the trip on March 15th to compete in the Female High School Division. Over 300 male and female wrestlers competed in the three-day tournament, which took place at Canastota High School.

Read more: Mohawk Valley International Festival results

On March 1st, Eagle Academy’s Nathanael Rose became the second-ever PSAL New York State title winner with his victory over Lane Frost (Verona, NY) in the 195-pound Division II Championship Finals.

Read more: A Rose blooms in the Bronx

Results have been posted for the 2014 Kids New York State Championships, which drew to a close this past Sunday at Bayshore High School in Long Island.

Read more: UPDATE Kids New York State Championships results

Our apologies:

Due to construction issues at the school, the Poly Prep neighborhood training center practices are cancelled today and Thursday, 3/11 and 3/13.


Final Brackets: Division 1 | Division 2

Eagle Academy's Nathanael Rose (Jr.) won the 195-pound Division 2 State Championship on Saturday in Albany. New Utrecht's Saidyokub Kakhramonov (Sr.) was a Division 1 finalist at 132 lbs. Winning his second Division 1 state title was Rich Sisti (Sr.) of Monsignor Farrell at 220 lbs. Rose's teammate Miguel Perez (Jr.) took 5th at 220 lbs. in Division 2.

On the strength of Rose and Perez, Eagle Academy placed 11th as a team in Division 2, the highest-ever placing for a PSAL team in either division, besting Brooklyn International's 12th-place finish in 2012.

The number 1 seed coming into the tournament, Rose rattled off four impressive victories to capture the second-ever PSAL crown, following RKA's Adis Radoncic's title last year. Rose, a junior, has a chance to become the PSAL's first two-time state champion next year. He was one match away from the podium last year.

Following up his 6th-place finish at states last year, Kakhramonov summoned the strength for two last-second victories en route to the finals where he was unable to pull off another herioc ending. He pulled the third-seed into a 5-point lat drop in the final 10 seconds to come from behind and win 10-6 in the quarterfinals and then dropped a granby roll into a reversal off of a restart with :10 on the clock to win 2-1 in the semis.

Sisti is the second-ever NYC wrestler to win two state titles, following Fordham Prep's Andrew Lenzi who was a three-time finalist and won titles as a sophomore in 2008 and as a senior in 2010. Lenzi now competes for the University of Pennsylvania.

Final Brackets: Division 1 | Division 2

PSAL State Finalists All-Time

  Earl Gardner - 1989, Stuyvesant
  Cheick NDiaye - 2012, Brooklyn International
  Keanu Thompson - 2013, Grand Street
* Adis Radoncic - 2013, RKA
  Saidyokub Kakhramonov - 2014, New Utrecht
* Nathanael Rose - 2014, Eagle Academy

* Denotes State Champion

Kakhramonov's match-winning throw in the quarterfinals. (Source: Video screen capture from Said)

After the semifinals of the New York State High School Championships, the PSAL has two finalists and one wrestler still battling in the consolation bracket. Monsignor Farrell has one finalist, as well.

Said Kakhramonov (New Utrecht, 132 lbs., Division 1) made the finals with back-to-back thrilling victories. In his quarterfinals match, he used a hip toss in the final 10 seconds to come from behind and win 10-6. Then in his semifinal match, he gained a reversal in the final 10 seconds to win 2-1. He placed 6th at last year's tournament.

Returning state champion Rich Sisti of Monsignor Farrell (220 lbs.) is making a return to the finals by way of a run featuring a pair of decisions 6-0 and 9-4, along with a 1:32 fall in the semifinals.

Meanwhile in Division 2, Nathanael Rose (Eagle Academy, 195 lbs.) made the finals in dominating fashion, winning by scores of 13-2, 7-2, and 11-1. Rose was one match from placing at last year's tournament.

Rose's teammate, Miguel Perez (220 lbs.) suffered a 6-0 defeat in the semifinals and then a 6-1 loss in the consolation semifinals. He will wrestle for 5th place in the consolation finals.

The most up-to-date brackets can be found here: Division 1 | Division 2

As we turn the page on February, we have updated the schedule for the Manhattan Training Center.

The biggest change of note is that we have significantly modified the lineup for practices on Saturdays. We will be starting later and having more specific sessions, including our first dedicated practice for kids aged Kindergarten through 5th Grade. (You may here this age group referred to as peewees or tots.)

Here is the schedule for March and April:

K-5th Grade Practice: 10:00am - 11:00am
Middle School Practice: 11:00am - 12:30pm
Girls Practice: 12:30pm - 2:30pm
High School Practice: 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Additionally, the Spring marks the re-opening of our Neighborhood Training Centers. See the full schedule for details on practices being held all over New York City - Poly Prep (Brooklyn), Grover Cleveland (Queens), James Madison (Brooklyn), Grand Street (Brooklyn), Eagle Academy (Bronx), and Tottenville (Staten Island)

The 52nd Annual New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) Wrestling Championships begin tomorrow, February 28th, at the Times Union Center in Albany. The 2014 Tournament is in its 11th year of a two-division format, and will follow a schedule similar to that of last year’s event. Qualifiers hail from the 11 NYSPHSAA sections, the Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA), and the Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL) of New York City, bringing the total number of participants to nearly 500.

Read more: 2014 New York State High School Wrestling...

What can wrestling do? For Adam Salah, a student at The Math & Science Exploratory School in Brooklyn, the sport has been a game-changer. The eighth grader began wrestling here at the Manhattan Training Center back in September. He had a big interest in sports, especially lacrosse (of which he is currently a coach), and always thought wrestling seemed fun; so, he decided to try it out last fall.

Read more: The benefits of wrestling: Interview with Adam...

Thirty wrestlers were crowned as City Champions and stamped their tickets to Albany for the New York State Public High School Athlete Association Tournament in two weeks. The PSAL Championship was held at Truman High School in the Bronx on Saturday, February 15th.

Brooklyn Tech won their fourth consecutive team title at Division 1 while Eagle Academy took first in Division 2.

Full Brackets: Division 1 | Division 2

Read more: 2014 PSAL Championships Results

The 2014 PSAL Championships will take place on Saturday, February 15th, at Truman High School in the Bronx. The brackets have been released for the Division 1 Tournament and are available here.

The schedule is as follows:

Division 1

Division 2





8:00 AM  - 9:00 AM


12:00 PM – 12:30 PM


10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Prelims (8 mats)

12:30 PM- 1:00 PM

D2 Seeding Meeting

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Quarters and Con 8 (8 mats)

2:00 PM

Wrestling Begins (1 mat)

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Con Quarters (7 mats)

5:00 PM

Wrestling Continues (2 mats)

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Semi-Finals & Con 4 (7 mats)



5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Cons Semis (6 mats)



6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

3rd & 5th (6 mats)



7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Championship Finals(one mat)




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.

Read more: Brooklyn Tech wins 3rd dual title in 4 years

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.

Read more: Quarterfinals set for 2014 PSAL Boys Dual Meet...

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  2. Brackets set for 2014 PSAL Wrestling Dual Meet Championships
  3. A successful Evening with Mike Novogratz
  4. BTS Alumnae Flores, Leger AA at WCWA Nationals
  5. 2014 NYC Mayor's Cup Results
  6. Watch Mayor's Cup Finals Live
  7. List of Mayor's Cup Participants Released
  8. An Evening with Mike Novogratz - Less than a week away
  9. CSI/McCown and Brooklyn Tech tie for first at Freshman & Sophomore Wrestling Championships
  10. 2014 NYC Mayor’s Cup Wrestling Championships
  11. Beat the Streets alumni spread holiday cheer
  12. Eastern States Classic Recap
  13. An Evening with Mike Novogratz
  14. Current PSAL Individual Win Leaders
  15. Beat the Streets Student Highlight: Amy Furusho
  16. Beat the Streets receives donation from The Super 32
  17. Current PSAL Individual Win Leaders
  18. Beat the Streets girls attend FILA Cadet National Team Camp
  19. Grapple at the Garden results
  20. Round Robin results from Thanksgiving Tournament
  21. Grapple at the Garden Sunday
  22. Prelim results from BTS/PSAL Thanksgiving Invitational Tournament
  23. Results from Pocono Rumble
  24. Building relationships across state lines
  25. Fulp-Allen clinic a big success
  26. Katherine Fulp-Allen to lead clinic Sat Nov 9th
  27. Junior League City Championships Results
  28. Photos from weekend of Nov 2-3, 2013
  29. Jr. League City's set for Sat Nov 2nd; MTC practice on as scheduled
  30. Late October Junior League Results
  31. On strength of Rumble on the Rails, USA Wrestling nominated for Peace & Sport Award
  32. Columbus Day Duals Results
  33. Columbus Day Duals Roster set
  34. Jr League opens season with five jamborees
  35. Weekend Results - Journeymen & Steeplechase
  36. Upcoming Events at the Manhattan Training Center
  37. Hershey and NWCA donate laptops to BTS
  38. MarcAntoni Macias hired as full-time boys coach
  39. Results from Waterway Duals
  40. Jacquelyn Davis hired as full-time girls coach
  41. Coverage of Olympic Decision
  42. Olympic Wrestling: Saved
  43. Waterway Duals Rosters
  44. Olympic Decision Viewing Party
  45. Waterway Duals Wrestle Offs
  46. BTS competes at NUWAY Summer Championships
  47. Horace Mann alum Dinan to assist Olympic team
  48. 2013 Gala - Rumble on the Rails - up for major award
  49. 3 NYC Wrestlers Earn Titles at Summer Heat
  50. Become Your Own Dream Scholarship receives boost
  51. Reminder: Summer Professional Development for Wrestling Coaches
  52. BTS Wraps up Top of the Podium Camp
  53. Reminder: Register for August 2nd NUWAY Tournament
  54. Fargo Complete; NYC comes away with 9 AAs, Jr Womens Duals Championship
  55. Day 1 of Junior Mens Freestyle
  56. 4 NYC Athletes Compete in Cadet Freestyle
  57. Team NY wins Junior Womens National Duals; BTS majority of lineup
  58. NYC earns seven more All-American honors in Fargo
  59. Register for August 2nd NUWAY Tournament
  60. Legend Wade Schalles to lead clinic at MTC
  61. Juarez & Vu achieve All-American honors on first day of Fargo
  62. Wrestlers have strong showing at UFC 162; Weidman wins belt
  63. Ithaca College's Jules Doliscar Joins "Top of the Podium" Staff
  64. UNC-Pembroke's Robert Shade joins BTS Camp Staff
  65. Merkin Prepares for Fargo; 5-0 at National Duals
  66. NCAA Champion added to BTS Camp Staff
  67. Beat the Streets hiring two full-time coaching positions
  68. World Team Trials Start Today, Hartnett and Ryabchinsky Compete
  69. John Smith to lead off BTS Top of the Podium Camp
  70. 2013 Wingate Award Winners Named: Flores, Ndiaye, Thompson
  71. Girls place at Freestyle State Tournament
  72. Cardenas & Flores to Wrestle in College
  73. Camp Registration Deadline Monday 6/10
  74. Interview with Helen Maroulis
  75. Rumble on the Rails sets fundraising record for BTS Gala
  76. Rumble A Success!
  77. BTS Girls Earn 8 All-American Honors at Body Bar Nationals
  78. Beat The Streets Wins Team Titles at NY States
  79. Rumble on the Rails is almost here!
  80. Iran arrives for Rumble on the Rails
  81. Successful first day at Cadet-Junior FS/GR States
  82. Curtis downs Canarsie for first PSAL Girls Wrestling Dual Championship
  83. 13 Champs Crowned at First-ever PSAL Girls City Championships
  84. Beat the Streets Wrestling announces new Board Member
  85. US Open/FILA Junior Recap
  86. US Open Update - Riabchinsky takes 5th
  87. MS tournament scheduled for Sat 4/20 cancelled
  88. US Open - Two NYC Alums to Compete
  89. Beat the Streets Girls at “Revolution in Springfield”
  90. Monsignor Farrell goes to FloNationals
  91. Rumble on the Rails: 2013 BTS Gala
  92. Radoncic Earns 5th Place at NHSCA Nationals
  93. PSAL Girls Inaugural Season Kicks Off at Townsend Harris
  94. PSAL Girls Kickstart Inaugural Wrestling Season at Hunter
  95. PSAL Girls competition kicks off
  96. NHSCA Day 2 Update - Radoncic Places
  97. 10 BTS Athletes Competing at NHSCA Nationals
  98. Q&A with Mike T
  99. Cardenas earns All-American status at USAW Folkstyle Nationals
  100. Girls Program getting lots of media coverage

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