Beat The Streets - New York City Wrestling


Nearly 20 Beat the Streets student-athletes trekked to East Stroudsburg University this weekend to compete at the 2018 Phil Portuese Northeast Regional Championships. The event served as a qualifier for the largest wrestling competition in the world - the U.S. Marine Corps Cadet & Junior Nationals Championships in Fargo, N.D. this July – and 12 BTSNY wrestlers punched a ticket to Fargo. 


The dozen Beat the Streets competitors that qualified for Fargo – including a pair of champions – came from eight different weight classes across two disciplines – freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling:  

  • Terry Adams – Freestyle Junior 113 (2nd) & Greco Junior 113 (2nd) 
  • Michael Babbcort – Freestyle Junior 220 (4th) 
  • Daniel Bogie – Freestyle Junior 170 (4th) 
  • Jayden Cardenas – Freestyle Cadet 145 (4th) 
  • Jayson Gomez – Freestyle Junior 285 (3rd) & Greco Junior 285 (2nd) 
  • Andrew Grechko – Freestyle Cadet 182 (3rd) 
  • George Grigalashvili – Freestyle Junior 220 (3rd) & Greco Junior 220 (2nd) 
  • Hunter Hoo – Greco Junior 106 (2nd) 
  • Marquis Larmond – Greco Cadet 145 (4th) 
  • Dylan Nerich – Greco Junior 195 (3rd) 
  • Leo Rabinovich – Greco Junior 285 (1st) 
  • Jack Reusing – Greco Cadet 145 (1st) 

With the event bringing the region’s best wrestlers together to earn a chance to compete on the biggest stage in the sport, BTSNY securing as many top-four finishes as it did speaks volumes to the talent within the organization and the city. The Northeast Regional crowd got to see a pair of BTSNY wrestlers compete against each other in a Greco final, with Leo Rabinovich of Tottenville earning a tech fall victory over Eagle Academy’s Jayson Gomez at the Junior 285 weight class.  

For full results from the tournament, please visit TrackWrestling’s website by clicking HERE. 


Penn Gottfried, Coach and BTS Junior League Director 

“Everyone that traveled to Northeast Regionals this weekend wrestled their hearts out. I have to give props to our upperclassmen (Juniors) who clearly showed that they came to the event to compete. They are a great example to all of our younger wrestlers. I am extremely excited to see everyone that qualified finish out the season in Fargo in July and the others that were on the verge try again at Freestyle/Greco States in a couple of weeks.”  

Daniel Bogie, Eagle Academy Senior

"Northeast Regionals was a great experience for everyone. I personally just went out, had fun and left everything on the mat when I wrestled.  As a senior, could see where everyone's head was when I talked to them and they were pretty determined to go out there and get qualifying spot for Fargo.  Coach Penn and Coach Ade [Adeshola Logunleko) were the best and made a tough job look easy, making sure we always had someone in our corner. This was a successful weekend and we finished with a lot of qualifiers." 

Terry Adams, Monsignor Farrell Junior

"The tournament was pretty good, had a lot of tough wrestlers from around the country and as a team we did pretty well in both styles.” 



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