CSI/McCown and Brooklyn Tech tied for Team Championship honors at the 2013-2014 PSAL Freshman & Sophomore Wrestling Championships this past Sunday. CSI had three finalists and two champions—Tyler Kwan, at 113 lbs, and Marlon Kuilon, at 120 lbs—while Brooklyn Tech had two finalists and one champion: Jason Sabatelle, at 138 lbs. Each team amassed 85.5 points overall.
The 2014 NYC Mayor’s Cup Wrestling Championships will be held at Columbia University’s Levien Gymnasium this weekend. The event brings together the city’s best male high school wrestlers from the Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL), Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA), and independent schools in a two-day tournament taking place on January 25th-26th.
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The holidays were made a little brighter for some of New York City’s less fortunate this year, thanks to the help of four Beat the Streets alumni. Ben Mensah, Matt Moy, Paul Ma, and Alex Ynoquio spent the days preceding Christmas passing out holiday cards to the homeless in the area between Washington Square Park and 14th Street.
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.