The Junior League City Championships were held Saturday at Wingate Educational Campus in Brooklyn, including the first-ever girls division where over 40 middle school-aged girls competed. [Update!] The photo at right shows the girls champions. See below for more pictures of the event, courtesy of BTS Executive Director Jim Fallis!
Meanwhile, several Beat the Streets alumni who are now wrestling in college convened for a photo at the Golden Eagle Invitational Tournament Saturday at the Special Events Recreation Center at SUNY-Brockport.
Xavier Thomas (Brockport/Eagle '12), Cedric Stephens (Niagara CC/Wingate '13), Jonathan Alicea (Brockport/MLK '13), and Quasar Hampton (Alfred State/South Bronx '13) got together and grabbed the photo. Also in attendance at the tournament, but not in the photo was Barry Hart (Niagara CC/Wingate '12).
Stephens won the title at 184 pounds.
Results for both events available here.
The New York City Junior League Individual Championships are set for Saturday, November 2nd at Wingate High School (600 Kingston Ave. Brooklyn). Weigh-Ins will take place from 7:30-8:30AM with wrestling starting no later than 9:30. (Preregistration is required, so talk to your coach!) This year's championships will feature a boys and girls division.
Meanwhile, practice will still take place as scheduled at the Manhattan Training Center.
October 16th saw an afternoon of good wrestling and great sportsmanship as Beat the Streets kicked off the Junior League dual season with five matches. Over in Brooklyn, William Alexander defeated Upper Ten 43-36, while Rose E. Scalea knocked off New Heights 49-30 up in the Bronx. On Roosevelt Island, a tough Twin Parks Upper defeated Roosevelt Island 51-18. Staten Island saw a pair of duals, with Monsignor Farrell beating Petrides 42-21, and Rocco Laurie defeating Myra S. Barnes 60-33.
Due to the internationally cooperative nature of the 2013 Beat the Streets Gala's Rumble on the Rails event, USA Wrestling was selected as a top-three finalist for the 2013 Sport Organization of the Year award. The event brought together teams from the United States, Russia, and Iran, and was the premier event of FILA's World Wrestling Month.
Beat the Streets has worked very closely with USA Wrestling each of the past four years to bring marquee wrestling events to New York City, showcasing the sport and helping to raise money for our youth development programs.
The BTS A team took 7th place out of 16 teams with a 3-2 record while the B team took 12th place, going 0-5.
Individual standout performances included perfect records by Saidyokub Kahramonov (5-0) and Miguel Perez (4-0).
Beat the Streets will be sending two teams to Hockessin, DE for the Columbus Day Duals which is taking place this Sunday, October 13th.
Live results and rosters will be available on www.TrackWrestling.com. National Federation rules will be in effect, except that the NCAA out of bounds rule will be used and periods will last 1:30 instead of 2:00. The High School division contains 16 teams. For more information, visit tyrantwrestling.com.
Here are the rosters for the two BTS teams
At five locations spanning all five boroughs, over 330 middle school-aged grapplers took to the mat, kicking off the initial jamboree weekend of the first fall Junior League season.
While our jamborees are competitive, the focus is not on winning and losing, but getting on the mat and having fun.