Beat The Streets - New York City Wrestling

Eight New York City student-athletes participated in a college visit at the prestigious New York University. The visit took place on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and we at Beat the Streets felt that this was a great way to honor the great civil rights activist. Students from Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and the Bronx got the luxury of hearing from the Dean of Admissions himself. Shawn Abbott tailored the admissions education specifically for our group, and it was great to hear directly from the Dean.


"NYU leads the way in numerous categories. I applied last month and would love to attend the university," says senior Jahongir Davronov of Midwood High School in Brooklyn.

Following the introduction with Mr. Abbott, the admissions team took the group on a campus tour. Student were able to get a sneak peak of what student life could be for them as part of Violet Nation with tours of the library, student housing, classrooms, and dining halls. The tour concluded at Palladium Hall where the wrestling team at NYU took over the visit.

While with head coach Bruce Haberli and head assistant coach Corey Luce, the group toured the athletic facilities, visited the career center, and even watched the end of practice.

"The coaches and team at NYU took great care of us. They competed Sunday and held a practice the day after competition specifically for us. Our kids are lucky to have them so close," remarked Jaime Gray, Director of Programming at Beat the Streets. 

The next Beat the Streets college visit will take place at Columbia University on February 16th. Interested student-athletes can find more information on our website.

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