Beat The Streets - New York City Wrestling

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 tournament is part of a series of sporting events, collectively known as the NYC Mayor’s Cup, in which athletes of all ages and from across all five boroughs compete year-round to prove they’re New York City’s best at baseball, lacrosse, outdoor track & field, basketball, softball, soccer, cricket, chess, table tennis, cross country, and wrestling.

The format has been changed for this year’s event so that each weight class will consist of the best 16 wrestlers from across NYC, all competing for the right to call themselves “Best in the City.” Each weight class will include nine wrestlers from the PSAL, four from the CHSAA, and three from independent schools. Additionally, the tournament will adopt a staggered format, with the first eight weight classes wrestling at 9:00 am, and the second seven weight classes beginning at 12:30 pm.

“I am extremely excited to be involved with my first Mayor's Cup,” said head boys coach MarcAntoni Macias. “Being that it's at Columbia University this year, I can only expect high class and a stellar atmosphere, and look forward to seeing those who have worked so hard this season really make a name for themselves in the city."

The tournament is produced as a collaborative effort between Beat the Streets, NYC & Company, and the Metropolitan Wrestling Association (MWA). Admission is free for all spectators.

Saturday Schedule:

99 lbs – 145 lbs

9:00 am           First eight weight classes wrestle round of 16 (all mats)
10:30 am         2nd  Round championships/1st round consolations (all mats)
12:00 pm         2nd  Round consolations (all mats)

152 lbs – Heavyweights

12:30 pm         Second seven weight classes wrestle round of 16 (all mats)
2:00 pm           2nd  Round championships/1st round consolations (all mats)
3:30 pm           2nd  Round consolations (all mats)
4:30 pm           Wrestling concludes

Sunday Schedule:

All Weight Classes

9:00 am                         Championship Semifinals (two mats), 3rd Round Consolations (two mats)
10:45 am                       Consolation Semifinals (four mats)
11:45am – 12:00pm   Break
12:00 pm                       3rd/5th/7th place matches (three mats)
1:45 pm – 2:00 pm      Break
2:00 pm                         Championship matches (one mat)
4:30 pm                         Wrestling concludes

For more details on the event, click here.

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