The “Rumble on the Rails” at Grand Central Terminal in New York City, an international wrestling event to benefit Beat the Streets and held on May 15 this year under the Keep Olympic Wrestling banner, has been nominated for “Best Amateur Sporting Event” and "Sports Event of the Year" for the 2013 SportsTravel Awards.
Open voting for the SportsTravel Awards takes place until September 15 and can be found here: http://vote.schneiderpublishing.com/ballot/.
The historic wrestling event took place on May 15, 2013 at Vanderbilt Hall in New York City’s Grand Central Terminal and featured three of the world’s wrestling superpowers, the United States, Russia and Iran. The competition was held alongside the annual Awards Gala for Beat the Streets, a youth organization that seeks to provide opportunities for boys and girls in the activity of wrestling, building lifelong skills.
The events drew in a capacity crowd, and raised a record $1.5 million for the organization. Both of the dual meets were broadcast live on national television, with the USA vs. Iran match on NBC Sports Channel and the USA vs. Russia match on Universal Sports.
This past weekend, 400 Open and HS Wrestlers competed at Hofstra in the Ken Lesser Summer Heat Tournament. Many NYC wrestlers competed in the tournament, and all of those who did deserve recognition -- if only for getting themselves out to Hofstra on a beutiful Saturday morning in the summer!
Summer wrestling makes winter champions!
Below are all NYC HS Participants:
The Become Your Own Dream Scholarship Fund, founded in 2011 by Hooman Tavakolian, Lorelei Martin-Tavakolian, and Jon Tush, has already given out thousands of dollars to college-bound Beat the Streets-affiliated wrestlers. And now it aims to do much more.
Andy Barth has kicked off the endowment drive for the Become Your Own Dream Scholarship Fund. Part of his contribution will go towards next year's scholarship, but the majority will go towards reaching the $50,000 endowment goal, which would fund the baseline of one scholarship in perpetuity.
"This is huge," said Hooman. "Mr. Barth's commitment to the scholarship is very exciting. We've worked hard over the past few years to get this off the ground, and to have his support is a tremendous affirmation that we're doing a good thing. I hope it lends credibility to the Fund and spurs us toward our $50,000 endowment goal."
Beat the Streets and the Board of the Become Your Own Dream Scholarship Fund are thrilled that Andy shares our vision and we thank him for his generous contribution in making a difference towards the futures of so many New York City youth on their way to achieving their dreams!
The Beat The Streets Summer Professional Coaches Development Series kicks off Wednesday, August 7th with the Positive Coaching Alliance-led seminar Coaching for Winning & Life Lessons.
Below is the full schedule of the seminars that will be offered this summer. Dinner is served at each seminar, but pre-registration is required. To register for any or all of the seminars go to the registration form.
Over 160 Wrestlers from all over New York City attended Beat the Streets' Top of the Podium Wrestling Camp from July 7-11 at Sullivan County Community College. The camp was an amazing experience for everyone who attended.
BTS's impressive camp staff included 6x World and Olympic Champion John Smith, NCAA Champion Ricardo Gomez, NCAA Finalist Jules Doliscar, and NCAA Qualifier Robert Shade. In addition to a rigorous wrestling program, attendees received instruction in college preparation and bullying awareness. Mike Greco, Director of the Village of Monticello Parks and Recreation Department, spoke to campers about job and life skills, and SI-Tech and Hunter College Alum Oliver Lopez held small group meetings focusing on nutrition.
See below for pictures!
The ASICS/Vaughan Junior & Cadet Freestyle & Greco-Roman National Championships -- colloquially known as Fargo -- came to a close today.
The final tally included a Junior Womens Freestyle National Duals Team Title and nine All-American honors. Congratulations to all the BTS and NYC wrestlers who competed in the largest wrestling tournament in the world!
Here's the recap: