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.
Beat the Streets had one Junior and three Cadet All-Americans at the Body Bar Women's Nationals this weekend. Highlighting the effort was recent Pam-Am champion Jennifer Juarez (Robert F. Wagner), who qualified for the national team by taking 2nd place at 49kg/108lbs. in FILA Cadets.
Additional placers included FILA Cadets Ronnie Green (AP Randolph) who took 4th at 43kg/94.75lbs. and Samantha Ouye-Gonzalez (New Dorp) who finished in 6th place at 60kg/132.25lbs. Destane Garrick (WIngate) earned 5th at 79.5kg/175lbs. in FILA Juniors. BTS and Petrides alumna Kim Cardenas (Jamestown University, ND) took 5th place at 44kg/97lbs. in FILA Juniors, as well.
The PSAL Girls Dual Meet playoffs are set to begin Tuesday, May 20th. There will be eight teams competing from two divisions.
The top seeds out of the Skyline Division are: #1 Curtis (7-0), #2 Canarsie (8-0), #3 Francis Lewis (5-2), and #4 Wingate (6-3). while the top seeds out of the City Division are: #1Brooklyn Tech (9-0), #2 Bronx Science (6-1), #3 Taft (7-2), and #4 which is yet to be determined.
The quarterfinals will all begin at 5:00 pm. Matchups and locations:
The bracket is currently available at: http://www.psal.org/sports/
The New York-USA Wrestling Kids, Cadet, and Junior Greco-Roman/Freestyle State Championships were held this past weekend at SUNY Broome in Binghamtom, and 62 Beat the Streets student-athletes made the trip to compete.
A contingent of Beat the Streets student-athletes took off Wednesday, March 26th for Virginia Beach, VA to participate in the National High School Coaches Association Nationals. Driving down in two vans with Head Boys Coach MarcAntoni Macias, these 17 boys made a few pitstops on the journey south. First stop: Washington DC to see the White House, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, and World War II Memorial. The guys enjoyed the clear weather while learning about the history of our country and its founders.
Beat the Streets wrestlers from across the city were treated to a second free clinic last night as part of the BTS Gala week. Over 50 wrestlers laced up their wrestling shoes at Eagle Academy to learn angles and leg attacks from 2008 Olympic Champion Henry Cejudo.