Beat The Streets - New York City Wrestling

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:

Read more: Read all about the PSAL's new Blended Wrestling...

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.

Read more: Cross-team Comradery In Abundance at 2016...

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.

Read more: Top Four Seeds Advance to PSAL Blended...

USA Wrestling’s article “Managing Expectations for Young Wrestlers," by Matt Krumrie, quoted BTS Head Girls Coach Jacque Davis. Read the article here:  

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. 

Read more: PSAL Dual Meet Championships Kick Off...

Click HERE for Mayor's Cup Final Brackets.


Click HERE for Team Scores.


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.

Read more: Bronx Science is the Top Seed Heading into the...


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.

Read more: 2016 NYC Mayor's Cup Rescheduled for SATURDAY,...

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.

Read more: NYC Wrestlers Show Grit at Eastern States...

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.

Read more: BTS Middle School Grapplers Compete in Garden...

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.

Read more: Support BTSNY Alumni at Columbia Dual Meets...


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.

Read more: Beat The Streets Winter Break Training Camp...



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.

Read more: Bryant Wrestling Team Travels to United States...

BTSNY Friends,
Thank you for your past support of Beat the Streets New York. You have made a difference for thousands of New York City kids. As the year comes to a close, we ask that you consider making a donation to BTSNY. Every dollar equals an opportunity for a kid to wrestle and grow.    

Read more: Wrestling Builds Confidence and You Can Help!

"Encouragement, success, feeling a part of a team, always looking for positive outcomes, never giving up, working hard, listening, never being judged, a mentor, courage, confidence, to have someone believe in you - changes lives."

Read more: Seeing is Believing - Watch How BTSNY Supports...

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.

Read more: UNC vs. ARMY Dual Meet in Brooklyn this Saturday

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. 

Read more: NYC Wrestlers Place in Long Island Beach...

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.

Read more: BTS JV Match Afternoon Kickoff Shows Tremendous...

More Articles...

  1. Graduated Grappler: Keanu Thompson
  2. BTSNY Head Girls Coach Takes on a New Role in NY USA Wrestling
  3. 2015 BTS Junior League Championship Results
  4. BTSNY Girls Hit the Road for 2015 Pocono Rumble
  5. Katie Couric features Beat the Streets!
  6. Columbia University hosts Lee Kemp Wrestling Clinic
  7. Shop at our Online Store for Holiday Gifts!
  8. Graduated Grappler: Joshua Antoine
  9. Graduated Grappler: Steven Santimauro
  10. Adeline Gray Shares Secrets of Success and Perseverance with BTSNY Youth
  11. Graduated Grappler: Barry Hart
  12. BTSNY Alumnus Juarez and Current Wrestler Merkin See Success in the South this Past Weekend
  13. BTSNY Alumnus Jennifer Juarez Selected to Wrestle in 2015 NWCA All Star Classic
  14. Graduated Grappler: Addrian Ferrarie
  15. Junior League Competitions Kick off with Four Jamborees
  16. Graduated Grappler: Arkey Barnett
  17. 3x World Champion Adeline Gray to Host Clinic Thursday, 11/5
  18. Merkin and Nunez Lead Columbus Day Duals 5-0
  19. Graduated Grappler: Tracy Smith
  20. Graduated Grappler: William Yee
  21. Join us at the Queens County Farm Festival for our October Girls Social!
  22. Graduated Grappler: Alex Salmos
  23. Second Annual Welcome Back Picnic Takes Place in Central Park
  24. BTS Coaches Clinic Hosted by 2X Olympic Gold Medalist John Smith
  25. Beat the Streets Board Presidents Have a Hand in International Wrestling Spotlight
  26. 2X Olympic Gold Medalist John Smith to Host BTS Coaches Clinic Tomorrow
  27. Graduated Grappler: Jennifer Juarez
  28. Beat the Streets Wrestlers Kick off Fall Season at Waterway Duals
  29. ESPNU Airs 2015 World Championships Tonight, 8-10 PM
  30. Join us Friday, 9/11, to watch the UWW World Championships!
  31. You're Invited: Second Annual Welcome Back Picnic in Central Park!
  32. First BTSNY Alumnus to Compete in UWW World Championships
  33. BTS Coaches Clinic Hosted by Olympian Andy Hrovat
  34. BTSNY Junior League Grappler Publishes Poem
  35. Renew Your Beat the Streets Membership, Today!
  36. Nate Rose to Compete In World Wrestling Championships
  37. Wrestlers from Iowa Club Join BTSNY Friday Morning Matches
  38. Olympian Andy Hrovat To Host Clinic at MTC August 25th & 26th
  39. Annual Benefit All-Stars Medal at Pan American Games in Toronto
  40. New York Female Wrestlers Rack Up Ten All-American Honors at Fargo National Tournament
  41. Beat the Streets Top of the Podium Camp Sessions Wrap Up
  42. BTSNY Wrestlers Earn All American Honors at Fargo
  43. Watch the 2015 Toronto Pan-American Games!
  44. Yonefry Polanco Receives 2015 All-American Athlete Award
  45. BTS Coach Davis Helps US Pan American Cadets Place Second in Mexico
  46. Beat the Streets TOP of the Podium Camp off to a great start
  47. BTSNY Female Wrestler is Youngest Participant at Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC)
  48. NYC Wrestling Fans Gather to Watch World Team Trials
  49. Beat the Streets New York Executive Director, Jim Fallis, Stepping Down
  50. Olympian Rob Eiter hosts Youth Jamboree on Olympic Day
  51. Join us this Sunday to Watch the World Team Trials!
  52. BTSNY Females Prepare Healthy Meals at June Girls Social
  53. US Olympic Wrestler Rob Eiter to host clinic at this Saturday's Olympic Day Youth Jamboree
  54. 2015 PSAL Girls Champions Announced
  55. 15 BTSNY Wrestlers Qualify for Fargo Nationals
  56. Last chance to buy Annual Benefit gear!
  57. BTSNY Alex Salmos earns All-American Honors at Body Bar National Tournament
  58. Seven Curtis Grapplers Qualify for PSAL Individual Championships
  59. Curtis tops Brooklyn Tech 30-25, Claiming Third Consecutive PSAL Freestyle Wrestling Title
  60. An Evening to Remember, Salsa in Square
  61. Two BTSNY Alumni Earn Coaches Recognition Awards on Annual Benefit Night
  62. Curtis to Face Brooklyn Tech in PSAL Girls Freestyle Championship Tomorrow, 5/28 at 6 PM
  63. Watch Grit Video Featuring BTS Wrestler Brandon Nunez
  64. June 2015 Girls Social - Cooking Class
  65. Thank you!
  66. to Broadcast 2015 Benefit
  67. Don't Miss the BTS 2015 Benefit in TSQ! Why?
  68. 2015 Benefit Match Line-Up and Schedule
  69. 2015 PSAL Girls Freestyle Wrestling Dual Meet Championship Brackets Released
  70. BTSNY Wrestlers Compete in Hudson Valley Festival
  71. Watch as we make wrestling a reality for thousands of NYC school kids!
  72. BTS Partners with FloSports to LiveStream 2015 Benefit
  73. BTS Partners with Watch of Champions, AZAD
  74. Fusion PT to Assist at 2015 Benefit
  75. BTS Alumnus Destane Garrick Places Fourth at Pan-American Junior's in Cuba
  76. BTS Lenny Merkin Places Fourth at Western Junior Regionals
  77. Congratulations Nathanael Rose, 2015 Become Your Own Dream Scholarship Recipient
  78. BTS / PSAL Gotham City Girls Wrestling Junior Champions Announced
  79. Four BTSNY Wrestlers Place at 2015 Northeast Regional
  80. BTS / PSAL Gotham City Girls Wrestling Cadet Champions Announced
  81. April Student Athlete of the Month: Sosara Ma
  82. BTSNY Rose Places 5th at Pan-American Championships in Santiago, Chile
  83. Navy Assistant Coach, Nate Engel, Hosts Clinic at BTS
  84. 5/10 Mother's Day Social: You're Invited!
  85. BTSNY Females Visit Lady Liberty and Ellis Island during April Girls Social
  86. BTSNY Michaela Beck and Nandi Brown place first at Revolution in Springfield Tournament
  87. UFC Strawweight Champion Carla Esparza hosts clinic at BTS
  88. Gotham City Girls Tournament to Take Place 5/2-5/3
  89. PSAL kicks off 2015 Girls Freestyle Season at Flushing HS
  90. BTSNY Beck, Juarez and Rodriguez earn All-American Honors at Oklahoma Folkstyle Nationals
  91. BTSNY Merkin and Seitz earn All-American Honors at NHSCA Nationals
  92. UFC Strawweight Champion and Freestyle All-American Carla Esparza to host clinic Thursday, 4/9
  93. March Student Athlete of the Month: Vy Vivian Vu
  94. BTSNY Girls Take On Oklahoma for Folkstyle Nationals; BTSNY Boys Set Out For Virginia Beach NHSCA Nationals
  95. NBC Sports Group and Universal Sports to provide BTSNY 2015 Benefit Coverage
  96. BTSNY Board Chairman Mike Novogratz Competes on Behalf of Beat the Streets in Bloomberg's Charity Bracket
  97. BTSNY Females Place First at Mohawk Valley Second Year in a Row
  98. BTSNY Martorello to Wrestle for Franklin and Marshall Diplomats this Fall
  99. April Girls Social at Beat the Streets - Spring Field Trip to Ellis Island
  100. Popcorn and a Movie at BTSNY's March Girls Social
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