The ASICS/Vaughan Junior & Cadet National Championships kicked off Saturday on the campus of North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND with the Cadet Women's Freestyle. Results available thus far are below. Results for all divisions and individuals will be added to this article as soon as they become available; check back for updates!
BTS counselors, staff, and 116 high school boys returned this past Friday from another stay at Top of the Podium Camp, held for five days at Sullivan County Community College in Loch Sheldrake, NY, completing the final session of the annual BTS-run summer camp. As with the first session held a week earlier, student-athletes and camp leaders alike enjoyed a fantastic week of wrestling, learning, and all-around fun.
Adis Radoncic of Poly Prep High School (left photo, in blue) and Nathanael Rose of Eagle Academy (right photo) have both been ranked among the top ten rising seniors in the state of New York. Respective bios, courtesy of newyorkwrestlingnews.com, below.
Almost 100 Beat the Streets student-athletes took off this past Friday for Sullivan County Community College in Loch Sheldrake, NY, where BTS hosts its annual Top of the Podium summer camp. This year, TOP was divided into two sessions: a high school girls and middle school session, taking place now, and a high school boys session, which will get started next week.
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The perfect weather was enjoyed by all this past Sunday as Beat the Streets hosted its first-ever Monthly Girls Social in Central Park. Led by the women of BTS, including current coaches and alumnae, the afternoon included food, fun, and intense discussion, centered around the theme of women’s portrayal in the media.
Note: For the high school and middle school PSAL Big Apple Games, NO BTS ID Card or USA Wrestling Membership is required! In addition, free breakfast will be served at the Manhattan Training Center Monday-Thursday at 8:30am, and free lunch will be served at both the Manhattan Training Center and Eagle Academy, Monday-Thursday, after sessions.
An Evening with David McCormick was enjoyed by a full house last night at the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan. Discussion ranged from wrestling to business, and everything in between.
Co-President at Bridgewater Associates and
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Join fellow wrestlers and friends of wrestling for an evening of networking and wrestling history.
Beat the Streets student-athlete Freddy Guevera was one of only two New York wrestlers
named to the All-Tournament Freestyle Team at the Schoolboy National Duals held June 4th-8th in Indianapolis, IN.
Athletes that went undefeated after wrestling a minimum of five matches over the course of the tournament were named to the All-Tournament Team. Guevera, who will be a freshman at Eagle Academy in the Bronx this fall, went 7-0 in his Freestyle matches while competing in the 136 lbs. weight class for Team New York.
Great job, Guevera!
The Annual PSAL Wingate Awards Ceremony was held last night, recognizing the most outstanding senior student-athletes in each of the PSAL’s 44 respective sports.
Winning the titles for Boys Wrestling was Said Kakhramonov of New Utrecht High School. Sara Andresen of Hunter College High School took home the honor for Girls Wrestling. Said is coached by Chris Freiedrich, and Sara by Rafael Soto.
Born in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, Said began training in Judo at age seven, then moved to Brooklyn in 2010, where he began training in folkstyle wrestling at New Utrecht. By 2012, he had won the Judo National Championship, taken 3rd at the NYC Mayor’s Cup, and was a runner up in the PSAL DI Championships.
In the period from 2012-2013, Said became Assistant Captain of the Utes, took 2nd place at Mayor’s Cup, claimed the PSAL DI Championship, and took 6th at New York States. Just a year later,
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Beat the Streets took ten boys to compete in the Connecticut Freestyle Wrestling Tournament this past weekend in Danbury, CT. The competition followed a round-robin style format, and saw some strong finishes by BTS student-athletes.
The 2014 season came to a close as Curtis won the team title and Hunter College HS's Sara Andresen (125 lbs.) won the Cheryl Wong Oustanding Wrestling Award.
All told, 107 girls competed in 13 weight classes.
Brackets. Complete results below.
Make it two perfect seasons.
The Curtis Warriors (12-0) continued their dominance of the PSAL Girls Wrestling league by downing Canarsie 38-20 in a rematch of last year's final. Canarsie finished the year 10-2.
The PSAL Girls Dual Meet Championship finals will take place tonight at Curtis High School in Staten Island, with the host and the Skyline Division's top-seeded Curtis Warriors taking on the 2nd-seeded Canarsie Chiefs. The match begins at 6:30pm.
These teams have a history.
This is a rematch of last year's final where Curtis won the inaugural PSAL Girls Wrestling Dual Championship 29-9. They met earlier this year, as well, with Curtis coming out on top 34-26. That was Canarsie's only dual loss of the season. Curtis has an all-time record of 21-0 in PSAL competition.
Also coming up this week is the PSAL Girls City Championship, which is taking place at Canarsie High School in Brooklyn. Weighins will be 8:30am - 9:30am and wrestling will begin at 10:30am.
Finals are expected to begin at 4:00pm, although that depends on the pace of the tournament and could very well be earlier or later.
Kyra Tirana Barry, the President of the Board of Beat the Streets, has just been named as the Team Leader for the 2014 US Women's World Team.
Kyra has been instrumental in the evolution of Beat the Streets over the past three and a half years and the entire Beat the Streets family is thrilled she is deepening her involvement in the development and advocacy for women's wrestling. Her experience and aptitude are tremendous resources and this signals great things for the sport.