A group of Beat the Streets student-athletes expanded their knowledge on and off the mat last Sunday as they traveled to Rocky Hill, Connecticut for an afternoon of practice and scrimmaging with wrestlers from two other programs in the Northeast. Head Coach MarcAntoni “MA” Macias, who accompanied the group, saw the trip as “a chance for our kids to get a feel for out-of-state competition, learning how to adapt to the different styles of wrestling that opponents from different backgrounds might bring”.
US National Team member Katherine Fulp-Allen will be leading a clinic at the Beat the Streets Manhattan Training Center on Saturday, November 9th from 10:30am - 12:30pm.
Katherine made the US national women’s wrestling team the past two years after placing third in the US Olympic Team Trials in 2012 and 3rd at the World Team Trials in 2013. She was a 2008 University World Champion after winning the US University Nationals. She has been a resident of the US Olympic Training Center since 2011 and is currently training for the upcoming 2013-2014 season.
Results are in for the Junior League City Championships, held Saturday at Wingate Educational Campus in Brooklyn. Turnout was high with 265 wrestlers overall, and two weight classes in the boys division bringing in 23 participants each. David Berkovich of Elite Wrestling Academy won by fall against Ryan Brady (Monsignor Farrell) at 91 lbs., while Amir Johnson of Petrides defeated Matt Velez (Phillis Wheatly) 3-0 to win the 120 lb. weight class.
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.