BTSNY wrestlers, staff and coaches were featured in the New York Times earlier this month in an article titled, "New York High School Wrestlers Break Stereotypes in Coed Division." The article, written by Corey Kilgannon, features a playoff match between the Bronx High School of Science and Seward Park High School. Both are schools that have embraced the new PSAL Blended Wrestling League. The Blended Wrestling League permits girls and boys to practice and compete on the same team and is the first of its kind in New York State and perhaps the country. Learn more here:
The top wrestlers from the independent, public and Catholic schools came together to compete for the title of "Best in New York City" in the 2016 Mayor's Cup Wrestling Championships. Held this year on January 30th at York College in Jamaica, Queens, this annual event is sponsored by BTS, the PSAL and NYC & Company.
The top four seeds from the PSAL’s inaugural Blended League (girls & boys) wrestling season all advanced in quarterfinal playoff action. As top seeded Bronx Science defeated #8 Seward Park 67-16, #4 Port Richmond defeated cross island foe CSI 57-27, #3 Townsend Harris downed Bronx Studio 57-27, and #2 Wingate received a forfeit from QHSC.
The high school wresting season starts to reach its crescendo with a series of championships—team dual meet championships, individual championships, state tournament qualifiers and the pinnacle, the New York State Wrestling Championships. The 2016 PSAL Boys Wrestling Dual Meet Championships kick off with the preliminary round on Tuesday, February 2nd. The Quarterfinal Round will be Thursday, February 4th, and the Semifinals and Championships are scheduled for Wednesday, February 10th. The high seed will host throughout.
The 2016 PSAL Girls & Boys Wrestling Dual Meet Playoffs kick off with Quarterfinal matches on Tuesday, February 2nd. The Girls & Boys Wrestling format is in its inaugural year as a PSAL Sport. Rather than the traditional fifteen Boys weight classes, the Girls & Boys format features eight girls' weight classes and eight8 boys' weight classes with each gender’s individual matches contributing to one team score. This is the first time in the history of the sport of wrestling that a dual gender format will be used to determine a High School Wrestling Dual Meet Team Champion.
6:00PM, Monday, January 25th, 2016
2016 Mayor’s Cup Wrestling Rescheduled for Saturday, January 30th at York College
New York, NY – The 2016 Mayor’s Cup Wrestling Championships, which was postponed last weekend has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 30th. York College in Jamaica Queens will serve as the host location.
This past weekend, Beat the Streets sponsored PSAL's annual trip to the Eastern States Classic at Sullivan Community College in Loch Sheldrake, New York. Eastern States is a chance for BTS wrestlers to test their skills against some of the top competition in preparation for the State Tournament at the end of February.
This past Sunday, January 17th, a bus of NYC Beat the Streets middle school wrestlers traveled to the heart of New Jersey to compete in the Garden State Classic, held at Princeton High School in Princeton. Led by BTS coach Jacque Davis, there were 32 BTS wrestlers including three 6th graders. The tournament featured tough New Jersey competition, but the BTS middle schoolers demonstrated they have what it takes.
Saturday, January 16th at 11 a.m., come check out the Columbia Lions take on the Buffalo Bulls in an exciting dual meet. The event will be a chance to see some high quality wrestling from two impressive programs, both of which include Beat the Streets alumni.
Beat The Streets NYC welcomed Olympian Andy Hrovat, a 3x NCAA All American and 2008 Olympian, to NYC from December 28th – December 30th for the BTS Winter Break Training Camp. During the three day camp, an average of nearly 100 BTS wrestlers attended each day as Coach Hrovat worked with both NYC wrestlers and Coaches on the BASE (Battle, Attack, Skill, Exercise) Wrestling method. Coach Hrovat and fellow Olympian Jake Herbert developed the BASE method after spending time training in Russia. The BASE method focuses on physical literacy, and breaks technique into attacks and finishes – getting to a control position and finishing from a control position.
The William C. Bryant Varsity wrestling team, under second year Head Coach Peter Cardone, recently traveled to West Point. On December 16th the Queen’s team, along with Assistant Coach Joe Goetz, traveled to the United State Military Academy, where they were treated to a campus tour lead by the Army Wrestling Coaching Staff and got to watch a full Army Wrestling practice.
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New York City is in for a treat! Just a couple weeks after the Grapple in the Garden, NYC will once again be the host for a top-notch collegiate dual meet. This matchup, will take place on Saturday night in the brand new wrestling facility at Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) and The United States Military Academy at West Point (Army) will face off at 7pm. Admission for the event will be free.
Beat the Streets Boys Head Coach MarcAntoni Macias attended and coached in the Battle at the Beach Tournament this weekend in Long Beach, Long Island for the middle school and high school divisions. Several PSAL schools competed in the high school division and Macias was able to watch and coach several PSAL wrestlers in competition.
This past weekend, Beat The Streets kicked off it’s Saturday Afternoon Matches, and saw a huge increase in wrestlers, volunteers and excitement for the event. BTS Saturday Afternoon Matches are offered as an opportunity for Junior Varsity and Novice High School wrestlers to get matches during the winter High School season.