Beat The Streets - New York City Wrestling

From Saturday, June 3 to Sunday, June 4, 17 BTSNY girls traveled to Troy, New York to train and compete in "Headlocks on the Hudson." Jacque Davis, Head Girls Coach, "had a blast with all of our girls this weekend." Davis described an idyllic weekend of training hard, eating s'mores by the fire, and getting to finish the weekend with wrestling outside by the water. 

Read more: 17 BTSNY Girls Train, Camp, and Compete by the...

 (Photo by DNAinfo/Shayna Jacobs

On Thursday, June 1, Monsignor Farrell High School held a Life Skills workshop on "How to Communicate with Law Enforcement." 65 student-athletes listened closely during this workshop, which was given by Al Ebanks, Esq. Ebanks has been an attorney in New York for 25 years.  He has worked in the Bronx DA's office, and has represented police captains, as well as ordinary citizens. 

Read more: 65 BTSNY Youth Gain Greater Understanding of...

On Thursday, May 25, 66 BTSNY student-athletes showed up to the UPS Center for the "Job Readiness" Life Skills presentation by the UPS Human Resources (HR) department. During this workshop, BTS kids got to hear real, relatable stories from UPS employees who started small in the company but worked hard to move upand how they can do the same one day.  

Read more: UPS Equips BTSNY Youth with Job Readiness Skills


From Friday, May 19 to Sunday, May 21, seven  Beat the Streets girls attended Women's Nationalspreviously known as Body Bar National, in Irving Texas. Considering that this tournament is the Cadet/Junior World Team Trials, the girls met some tough competition in the earlier roundsCoach Jacque Davis, Head Girls Coach, felt that while there were losses among the wins, every match was one "which we proved we deserved to be in." 

Read more: Four BTSNY Wrestlers Place At Women's National...



45 BTSNY boys participated in the Beat the Streets College Combine, which took place on Friday, May 19 at the Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn. The Combine had two wrestling sessions and two short discussion sessions. 

Read more: 45 Student-Athletes Meet College Coaches at BTS...

From Friday, May 12 to Sunday, May 14, 59 Beat the Streets New York boys participated in the New York State Freestyle and Greco State Championships, which were held at SUNY Broome in Binghamton, New York. The weekend began with weigh-ins on May 12, Freestyle on May 13, and Greco on May 14.  

Read more: Exciting Performances by BTSNY Wrestlers at the...

On Saturday June 3rd, the JCC Beacon & the Tottenville Wrestling Club will be hosting "Under The Lights".

Read more: Tottenville to Host Fundraising Wrestling...

 Photo Credit to Stephen Alvarado

We are pleased to announce that the 2017 Beat the Streets Benefit East Meets West: USA vs. Japan was a smashing success raising $1.2 million! Thanks to the donations from our supporters, we can continue our programming on and off the mat for 3,000 youth wrestlers across all five New York City boroughs.

Read more: 2017 Beat the Streets Benefit Rakes in $1.2...

 Olympic champion Helen Maroulis pictured while competing at the 2017 BTS Benefit in Times Square. Photo by Tony Rotundo,

NEW YORK -- Mike Novogratz, founder of Beat the Streets, remembers the day a decade or so ago when a friend issued him a challenge.  

“He got into my face and said, ‘We need to inject more energy into wrestling,’” Novogratz recalled. “So the thought was: where is there more energy in the world than in the middle of Times Square? So, let’s put a mat there.”

Read more: East Meets West As Team USA Wrestlers Dominate...

Olympic champion Kyle Snyder pictured while competing at the 2017 BTS Benefit in Times Square. Photo by Tony Rotundo,

NEW YORK – The stars of USA Wrestling were unleashed upon Times Square on Wednesday evening with Olympic champions Helen Maroulis, Kyle Snyder and Jordan Burroughs leading a U.S. route at the 2017 Beat the Streets Benefit dubbed “East Meets West.”

Read more: Olympic Champions Maroulis, Snyder and...

Truman wins! Photo Credit to Stephen Alvarado

Times Square, New York City – Competing under the bright lights of Times Square, Truman High School dominated Wingate Campus 44-10 to capture the 2017 PSAL Girls Wrestling Championship. Wrestling in Times Square as part of the 2017 Beat the Streets Benefit, the Truman vs. Wingate Championship Final took place prior to an international dual between the United States and Japan.

Read more: Truman Dominates Under the Bright Lights of...

New York City – Led by 112lb Pearl Fletcher, Truman took home three individual titles and ran away with the team title at the 2017 PSAL Girls Wrestling Championships. Fletcher scored three pins on the day, and was selected by the coaches as the 2017 Cheryl Wong Outstanding Wrestler.

Read more: Truman Runs Away With the Team Title at the...

 Streaming will begin on FloWrestling at 3 p.m. Check out the rest of the schedule below.
NEW YORK–For the third straight year FloSports is excited to announce that FloWrestling will once again live stream the Beat The Streets New York City event, Wednesday, May 17, from Times Square. This year's event will feature wrestlers from three Beat the Streets' city programs in addition to the featured matchup between Team USA and Team Japan.

Read more: 2017 Beat The Streets Benefit To Stream Live On...

Pictured Keyanie Riddick; Photo Credit:

Philadelphia, Providence, Chicago BTS Chapters Represented In Opponents At May 17 Times Square Event

NEW YORK–Beat the Streets is pleased to announce the girls team members for matches between highly accomplished student-athletes from New York City and visitors from Philadelphia, Chicago and Providence, R.I., at its annual benefit on Wednesday, May 17 in Times Square. The benefit is Beat the Streets’ annual fundraiser that helps provide wrestling equipment and opportunities to 3,000 kids across the five boroughs every year. The youth match-ups will be held starting at 3 p.m., prior to the NYC PSAL Girls Dual Meet Championships and world-class wrestling matches between members of Team USA and Team Japan.

Read more: Three NYC Girls Selected To Compete In Youth...

Watch the stream live on the NFHS Network on Saturday, May 13th at 5pm (EST)

New York City – Elena Pirozhkova, a member of the 2012 and 2016 United States Olympic Teams, will be behind the microphone providing commentary for the 2017 PSAL Girls Wrestling Individual Championships, which are scheduled for 5:00pm on Saturday, May 13th. Pirozhkova will be taking to the mat herself on Wednesday, May 17th as part of the 2017 Beat the Streets Benefit.

Read more: Olympian Elena Pirozhkova to guest commentate...

On Friday, May 5, Dr. Coyte Cooper held Life Skills: Goal-Setting for 42 BTSNY student-athletes at the UPS Center. Through his roles as an author, coach, and speaker, Dr. Cooper is "committed to helping people pursue their highest aspirations so that they can live remarkable lives." Additionally, as a former wrestler who has experienced significant success on and off the mat, Dr. Cooper was able to speak to the young wrestlers with a perspective unique from other professors or motivational speakers. 

Read more: Dr. Coyte Cooper Encourages Goal-Setting and...

Pictured from left to right: Edwin Kent, Brandon Nunez, Wilver Mariano-Peralta; Credit to Chris Barr

Philadelphia, Providence BTS Chapters Represented In Opponents; Austin DeSanto vs. Daton Fix Special Event Also To Be Held As Part Of May 17 Event; Three Girls Match-Ups To Be Announced Shortly

NEW YORK–Beat the Streets is pleased to announce that it will be featuring matches between highly accomplished student-athletes from New York City and visitors from Philadelphia and Providence, R.I., at its annual benefit on Wednesday, May 17 in Times Square. The gala is Beat the Streets’ annual fundraiser that helps provide wrestling equipment and opportunities to 3,000 kids across the five boroughs every year. The youth match-ups will be held starting at 3 p.m., prior to the NYC PSAL Girls Dual Meet Championships and world-class wrestling matches between members of Team USA and Team Japan.

Read more: Six NYC Boys Selected To Compete In Youth...

New York City – The 2017 PSAL Girls Wrestling Championships will kick off with the quarterfinal round on Tuesday, May 9th

Read more: Truman snags the top seed in the 2017 PSAL...

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Selection of Seven To Men’s Squad Completes Roster for May 17 Event

NEW YORK–The United States men’s freestyle team, which will compete against Japan at the 2017 Beat the Streets Benefit on Wednesday, May 17, has been finalized, with the additions of seven standout wrestlers. They include 2016 Olympic champion Kyle Snyder (Woodbine, Md./Titan Mercury WC) at 96 kg/213 lbs.; 2012 Olympic champion Jordan Burroughs (Lincoln, Neb./Sunkist Kids/Nebraska Wrestling TC) at 74 kg/163 lbs.; Tony Ramos (Chapel Hill, N.C./Sunkist Kids/Tarheel WC) at 57 kg/125.5 lbs., James Green (Titan Mercury WC/Nebraska Wrestling TC) at 70 kg/154 lbs.; David Taylor (State College Pa./Titan Mercury WC/Nittany Lion WC) at 86 kg/189 lbs.; Nick Gwiazdowski (Raleigh, N.C/Titan Mercury WC/Wolfpack RTC) at 125 kg/275 lbs.; and Zain Retherford (Benton, Pa./Nittany Lion WC).

Read more: Olympic Champions Snyder, Burroughs Lead Strong...

Aileen Gonzalez being presented with the 2016 Lady Liberty Award by Kyle Snyder, Haley Augello, and Elena Pirozhkova

The Beat the Streets Annual Benefit, East Meets West: USA vs. Japan in Times Square on Wednesday, May 17, won't just be about the world class wrestling on the mat—it'll also be about recognizing athletes and coaches for the contributions they've made to the New York City wrestling community.   

This annual BTS tradition will award 12 individuals on a range of contributions, on and off the mat, including in the classroom. The BTS staff faced a tall order, but they managed to whittle down 413 nominations to 12 award winners. Nominations came from student-athletes, coaches, parents, and peers, all vouching for why their nomination was the most worthy. The descriptions for each award can be found here. 

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  1. Victoria Anthony, Tamyra Mensah Join Olympic Champion Helen Maroulis In USA Vs. Japan Beat The Streets Benefit In Times Square
  2. 11 BTSNY Wrestlers Qualify at Northeast Regionals for Fargo
  3. Pearl Fletcher, Future NYC Educator and BTS Coach in Our Midst
  4. 385 Competitors, 19 States, Three Countries-- 2017 Gotham City Girls Open Championship was Overflowing with Talent
  5. Olympic Champion Helen Maroulis To Wrestle In USA Vs. Japan Beat The Streets Benefit In Times Square
  6. Gotham City Girls Open This Weekend!
  7. Spring Break Training Camp: Four Days of Training, Three Life Skills, One Olympian-led Clinic
  8. Youth Competitively Improve in Freestyle and Greco at South Plainfield Developmental
  9. World Champion Logan Stieber To Participate In USA Vs. Japan Beat The Streets Benefit In Times Square
  10. 2017 Beat the Streets Awards Nomination Form Released!
  11. BTSNY Girls take Second at Revolution in Springfield, All 12 place
  12. Joe Eassa, 2017 Double-Goal Coach Award National Winner
  13. BTSNY Wrestlers Go National, NHSCA Nationals Virginia Beach and OKC Girls Folkstyle Nationals
  14. Japanese Olympian, World Champions Selected To Take On USA Men’s And Women’s Wrestlers May 17 At Beat the Streets Annual Benefit In Times Square
  15. Jam-packed Weekend: Boys at Youth States and Girls at Mohawk Valley International AND Folkstyle State Championships
  16. 2017 Step Into the Circle, a Great Support for Youth Wrestling
  17. USA Men’s And Women’s Wrestlers To Face International Power Japan In New York City’s Times Square May 17 for Beat the Streets Annual Benefit
  18. 19 Young Wrestlers Will Continue to the Youth NYS Championships!
  19. Student-Athletes Learn Computer Literacy for March Life Skills
  20. PSAL Wrestling Team Enjoys State Tournament BBQ
  21. Nunez Becomes First PSAL Wrestler to Win a Division 1 State Wrestling Championship
  22. Wrestling Mindset Seminar for BTS Coaches Just in Time for States
  23. Maria Falzone Gives Sex-Ed Lecture for February Life Skills
  24. Brooklyn Tech Holds Off Petrides to Claim 2017 PSAL Boys Wrestling Championship
  25. Bronx Science Claims 2017 Blended League Wrestling Championships
  26. Live Stream of the PSAL Blended League Championships, Tues 6:30 PM
  27. NYC City Championships See Local Winners Off to States
  28. PSAL Wrestling Championship Weekend – Div 1 Finals to be Livestreamed Sunday, 3:30
  29. For Student-Athlete Rieanna Duncan, an Accomplishment: The NYT Scholarship Semifinals
  30. Sabrina Cheng, Townsend Harris Senior and BTS Wrestler, is MIT-bound!
  31. 2nd Annual Step Into the Circle Adult Wrestling Tournament Announced!
  32. At Stevens vs. NYU Dual, NYC Kids Watch and Learn from Top College Contenders
  33. PSAL Wrestling Dual Meet Championship Brackets Released
  34. 2017 NYC Mayor's Cup--Battle for Best in the City
  35. Hoboken Youth Tournament— a Promising Experiment through Edge Hoboken Partnership
  36. NYC Wrestlers Compete at Eastern States Classic, Nunez Becomes Champ of 99 lbs
  37. The NYC Mayor’s Wrestling Championship is less than 10 days away! Watch the finals LIVE on Facebook
  38. BTSNY teams up with The Door for Life Skills: SAT Prep
  39. Simon Chee: NYC Student-Athlete Set to Wrestle for Wesleyan
  40. 2017 Gotham City Girls Open Championship Registration Now Up and Gear Info Announced
  41. Wrestlers Perez, Diforte Receive PSAL Scholar Athlete Awards
  42. Young Wrestlers Shed Blood and Sweat at BTS Winter Break Training Camp
  43. BTS Life Skills Class Teaches Young NYC Wrestlers How to Make Good Decisions
  44. NYC Coaches Learn Moves and Systems at BTS Seminar
  45. Nunez leads PSAL Wrestling Contingent at the Sal Difazio Holiday Tournament
  46. Hard Work Pays: BTS Alumnus Joseph Roy Wrestles at Johnson and Wales
  47. BTS Junior League Wrestlers Begin “Students In Action” Training Through Jefferson Awards Foundation Partnership
  48. BTS Launches College Clinic Series with NYU vs Hunter Matchup
  49. BTS Wrestlers Saluted at Long Beach Gladiator Tournament
  50. Gotham City Girls Open Returns to NYC, April 22-23
  51. Bryant Winter Dual Classic Promises Excitement, Dec 3-4
  52. Jaden Olivier: Wrestling and Leading at an Early Age
  53. BTS Rocks the World's Most Famous Arena at Grapple at the Garden
  54. NYC Kids Witness Top College Wrestling at Princeton-Rutgers Dual
  55. BTS Student-Athletes Push Through and Complete Spartan Edge Race
  56. BTS Life Skills Class Teaches NYC Kids Time Management Skills
  57. Kids show competitive advances in Junior League City Championships
  58. Uzbek Student-Athletes Stick Together at Cunningham Junior High
  59. BTS Welcomes Jeff Marsh as Chapter Relations Coordinator
  60. BTS Board Member Hooman 'Mo' Tavakolian to be Inducted into National Wrestling Hall of Fame
  61. The Wrestling Motto: Life Lessons from Wrestler and Future Doctor Ahmed Elsayed
  62. NYC Wrestlers Score Top Spots at Danbury Tournament
  63. BTSNY Welcomes New Training Center Coordinator Jaime Gray
  64. NYC Kids Learn about Nutrition at BTS Life Skills Class
  65. BTSNY App Free to Download in Apple App Store
  66. Melanie Lalman: A Multi-Talented Wrestler Teaches Kids Karate
  67. Italian Olympian Michele Liuzzi Teaches BTS Clinic
  68. BTS Seminar Brings New Skills to NYC Coaches
  69. BTS Announces Middle School to High School Festivals
  70. BTS Launches New Life Skills Program with College Access Workshop
  71. BTS Kids on the Rise at Columbus Day Duals
  72. William Yee: A New Coach, Inspired to Give Back
  73. BTS Coach Jacque Davis Accompanies Girls US World Team to Nation of Georgia
  74. BTS Wrestler Experiences Culture in Dominican Republic
  75. Harvard Wrestling's Jesse Jantzen Joins BTS Board
  76. BTS Board Member Hooman 'Mo' Tavakolian Profiled in InterMat Wrestling
  77. BTS Team Shows Vigor at Waterway Duals Tournament
  78. Interested in Becoming a NYC Wrestling Referee?
  79. BTS Grad Sara Andresen Serves The World in Africa and Beyond
  80. Kids Experiment with Newfound Skills at Big Apple Games Tournament
  81. BTS Kids Put Practice to Use in Summer Heat Tournament
  82. BTS Announces Olympic Wrestling Watch Parties
  83. Buy Tickets to September 15 Fall Fundraiser for BTS
  84. Over 300 BTS Kids Enjoy Summer Camps Across the Country
  85. NYC Boys are Top Performers at Fargo National Tournament
  86. Two BTS Girls Crowned Champions at Fargo National Tournament
  87. Pure Toughness: BTS Alumnus Josh Ferenczy Makes Waves in College Wrestling Scene
  88. Top of the Podium Camp Offers Valuable Wrestling Technique and Life Skills Lessons
  89. Big Apple Games Practices Begin Monday July 11
  90. Beat the Streets to Send 22 Boys, 31 Girls to Fargo National Tournament
  91. BTS Comprises Almost Half of NY's Freestyle Cadet National Duals Team
  92. BTS Leadership Learns New Approaches to Making New Coaches at UWW Educational Course in Los Angeles
  93. Greek Olympian Georgios Koutsioumpas to Coach BTS Practice Thursday, June 16
  94. Truman Crowns Three Individuals, Brooklyn Tech Claims Team Title at 2016 PSAL Girls Wrestling Championships
  95. BTS, UPS to Hold June 8 Job Fair for Students, Parents, Coaches
  96. Beat the Streets 2016 Benefit a Smashing Success in Times Square
  97. Trials and New Courses at Girls' Body Bar Tournament in Irving, TX
  98. Beat the Streets College Combine Connects NYC Kids to Higher Ed Opportunities
  99. United in the Square Streaming Live on FloWrestling
  100. Nearly Sixty BTS Kids Show Off Skills at NY Freestyle and Greco States
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