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.
The 2014 PSAL Girls Dual Meet Championship final will feature the same two teams as last year.
Curtis (1st seed Skyline Division) and Canarsie (2nd see City Division) both made it back to the finals. Curtis was the victor last year, and punched their ticket this year via a 50-14 win over Bronx Science. Meanwhile, Canarsie upset top seed Brooklyn Tech 37-25 to secure their berth in the Championship finals.
This year’s championship match promises to be an exciting event as the last meeting between the two teams back on May 15th hinged on one match, with Curtis picking up a close 34-26 win.
As the higher seed, Curtis will serve as the host for the Championship match scheduled for 6:30 PM on Wednesday, May 28th.
The semifinals are set for the 2014 PSAL Girls Varsity Wrestling Dual Meet Championships.
The quarterfinals took place last night, with returning champion Curtis HS defeating Fashion Institute 55-5, while first-year programs Bronx Science and Francis Lewis battled it out, with Science winning 41-24. Additionally, Brooklyn Tech knocked of Wingate 37-27, and Canarsie took down visiting Taft 40-15.
Curtis, the top seed out of the Skyline Division, will host 2nd-seeded Bronx Science out of the City Division, while Brooklyn Tech, the top seed out of the City Division, will host 2nd-seeded Canarsie out of the Skyline Division.
Both semifinal matches will take place on Thursday, May 22nd at 5:00pm.
The winners of Thursday’s Semifinals will advance to the 2014 PSAL Dual Meet Championship Finals, scheduled for Wednesday, May 28th. The match location will be determined based on Thursday’s results.
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The Dick's Sporting Goods Foundation has offered us a matching grant opportunity to create a new wrestling team--the East Harlem Wrestling Project--in East Harlem, Manhattan, to serve New York City's most at-risk youth. Here's how it works: we raise half of the funds needed, and Dick's doubles it, giving us the $11,700 we need to start the team.
A recent gift from ASICS has allowed us to reach our goal! However, now that we have the basics covered, we are pushing to expand this campaign.
As our first true community-based wrestling team, The East Harlem Wrestling Project is a pilot initiative that will serve as an opportunity to continue our efforts in innovating the wrestling team concept. By creating a wrestling team from scratch, made up of kids never before exposed to the sport, we have an opportunity to measure the effectiveness of wrestling and other innovative programming by conducting a variety of outcomes-based assessments on academics, physical health, and emotional well-being, from the first moment. It will give us insight we've never had before, and enable us to clarify our methods in substantial, exciting ways. All contributions will go towards this effort, which will ultimately serve as a model for future Beat the Streets programs.