The 12th annual Eastern States Classic was held this past weekend at Sullivan Community College in Loch Sheldrake, NY. Competing in the two-day event were 127 teams, representing six different states from around the United States.
Beat the Streets traveled with a contingent of wrestlers from seven schools across New York City. Head Coach MarcAntoni Macias said it was “a weekend of great sportsmanship, competition, and wrestling all-around.” Represented schools included Benjamin Cardozo, Brooklyn International, Curtis, Eagle Academy, James Madison, MLK, and New Utrecht.
Beat the Streets Wrestling
Join fellow wrestlers for an evening of networking and wrestling history.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
6:30 pm - Cash Bar
7:00 pm - Dinner
7:45 pm - Mike Novogratz
8:30pm – 9:30pm - Cash Bar
Where: Cornell Club at 6 East 44th Street, Manhattan
Who: Any one that ever wrestled
Amy Furusho, a second-year student-athlete at Beat the Streets, is more than just a wrestler. The seventeen-year-old is a senior at The Bronx High School of Science, a specialized school often considered the premier science magnet in the United States. Admission is based on performance on an entry exam, and includes a culturally and economically diverse range of students. Although math and science are its focus, Bronx Science also emphasizes the humanities and social sciences, and offers a wide variety of classes in multiple areas. Amy, who will graduate in June, likes physics and introduction to organic chemistry the most. “I do pretty well,” she says—her modesty masking the fact that she gets almost all A’s at the prestigious high school.
The Super 32 Challenge, known by many as the most competitive pre-season amateur wrestling tournament in the United States, is happy to announce its $1,875 donation made to Beat the Streets earlier this week.
Money raised from the auctions of tournament entries was divided between Beat the Streets and three other very worthy wrestling-related causes.
Beat the Streets is extremely grateful for the donation from the Super 32, which will help us to further our mission of bringing opportunities to New York City’s youth on and off the mat.
See the original press release here.
The Beat the Streets girls program was strengthened when Head Girls Coach Jacque Davis took six female wrestlers to the FILA Cadet National Team Camp 3 in West Chester, Pennsylvania in late November.
The camp, led by USA Wrestling’s Assistant Women’s National Team Coach Erin Tomeo and Assistant to the Women's National Teams, Emma Randall, included a wide range of workshops and activities aimed at improving girls’ development both on and off the mat.