Staten Island, New York – In one of the most evenly matched PSAL Wrestling Championship finals in the last five years, Brooklyn Tech held on for a 42-28 victory. The match was a rollercoaster of a dual meet that saw several lead changes, and was not decided until the fourteenth match of the night.
On Tuesday, February 14, Bronx Science knocked off Curtis High School 53-24 to claim the 2017 PSAL Blended League Wrestling Championships.
Watch the match live right here on BTSNY's website, 6:30pm, Tuesday, February 14th (backup: https://goo.gl/7woVBj)
On Saturday and Sunday, February 11-12, The Division I, II, and girls City Championships took place at Truman High School and Eagle Academy. 300 of the most competitive young wrestlers in NYC took to the mat to prove their standings as the best in the city.
The best Public Schools Athletic League wrestlers will face off this weekend in the PSAL Division 1, Division 2, and Girls Individual Championships. The Division 2 championships will take place on Saturday, February 11th at Eagle Academy with the finals slated to start at 12:30pm. The Girls Championships are schedule to take place on Saturday, February 11th at Truman with the finals slated to start at 5:30pm. The Division 1 Championships will be spread over two days at Truman with the finals set for Sunday, February 2nd at 3:30pm.
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Rienna Duncan, a senior at High School for Public Service: Heroes of Tomorrow on Wingate campus, is a semi-finalist for the New York Times College Scholarship Program. The program was designed “as a way to support high achieving yet financially underprivileged high school students” from the NYC community who plan to attend a four-year college.
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Sabrina Cheng, a Townsend Harris High School senior who is a Beat the Streets wrestler, was recently accepted to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
On Saturday, March 11, wrestlers and enthusiasts will have a chance to support youth wrestling programs in NYC with the second annual Step Into the Circle tournament.
On Friday, January 27, Stevens Institute of Technology and NYU faced off in a dual meet just across the river in Hoboken, NJ. This opportunity allowed 14 NYC kids to witness some great college wrestling and learn more about how to advance their futures towards higher education.
The 2017 PSAL Wrestling Dual Meet Championships will kick off on Wednesday, February 1st, with the Boys preliminary round matches and the Blended quarterfinal round match ups.
The 2017 NYC Mayor’s Cup Wrestling Championships took place this past Saturday, January 21 at York College. The Mayor’s Cup was a chance for 225 of New York City’s top high school wrestlers from the Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL), the Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA), and the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) to compete for the title of “Best in the City.”
On Monday, January 16, BTS partnered with Edge Hoboken to host the Hoboken Youth Tournament. 60 young BTS wrestlers, between fifth and eighth grades, showed up to compete.
BTS is proud to report that NYC wrestlers completed the Eastern States Classic with Brandon Nunez as a champion, Terry Adams as a runner-up, Demitreus Henry as a sixth-placer, and Victor Marzano as a seventh-placer! BTSNY funded the participation of 15 PSAL wrestlers in the tournament, which took place at SUNY Sullivan from January 13 through 14.
The 2017 NYC Mayor’s Wrestling Championships will be taking place at York College on Saturday, January 21st. Admission is free. Spectators can enter at 160-02 Liberty Ave. Jamaica, NY. 11451.
On Monday, January 9, 2017, Beat the Streets teamed up with The Door for Life Skills: SAT Prep. 24 BTS student-athletes were pleasantly surprised to find much more than SAT Prep awaiting them at The Door.
Simon Chee, a Beat the Streets wrestler, was recently accepted into Wesleyan University. He will continue his academic and wrestling career at the college in Middletown, CT in the fall.
We are extremely pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2017 Gotham City Girls Open Championship, sponsored by Cliff Keen Athletic! The Open will be taking place at Columbia University’s Dodge Fitness Center from April 22 through April 23.
Wrestlers Jose Perez (left) and Joe Diforte.
On December 13, the PSAL, in cooperation with the New York Yankees, honored 55 student-athletes from New York City at the 2016-17 MVP Scholar Athlete Awards, including several wrestlers associated with Beat the Streets. The dinner and ceremony, which took place at Yankee Stadium, was the seventh year.
For three days during winter break, young BTSNY wrestlers gathered at Brooklyn Technical High School for the BTS Winter Break Training Camp. Camp, which ran from December 28 to 30, provided as many as 150 participants opportunities to refine skills during the school break and exposed them to peers, female and male, of many ages and experience levels, across the city.
On Wednesday, December 28, Beat the Streets held its newest Life Skills installment-- Tough Choices, Good Decisions. The presentation, which was attended by 59 young wrestlers of varying ages, was taught by Coach Randy, an “international keynote speaker, workshop facilitator and edutainer” and CEO of Project NextGen. The event was held at Brooklyn Technical High School following the first day of Winter Break Training Camp.