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Two-Time Junior World Champion Anthony, 2016 Olympic Team Trials Champion Mensah On Board For May 17 Competition; Maroulis Opponent Changed

NEW YORK–Two standout champions will join an Olympic gold medalist on Team USA when two-time Junior World champion Victoria Anthony and 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials champion Tamyra Mensah complete the American women wrestlers squaring off against Japan in the annual Beat the Streets Benefit on Wednesday, May 17, at New York’s Times Square alongside 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist Helen Maroulis, who last week was named to the team. All three won the U.S. World Team Trials event in Las Vegas this past weekend.

Read more: Victoria Anthony, Tamyra Mensah Join Olympic...

From Friday, April 28 to Sunday, April 30, 22 BTSNY wrestlers traveled to East Stroudsburg University in East Stroudsburg, New York for Northeast Regionals. This was the Northeast qualifier for Cadet and Junior Nationals, with the top four in each weight class going to Fargo. 11 BTSNY wrestlers qualified, with Brandon Nunez (1st in Freestyle, 2nd in Greco) and Jayson Gomez (3rd in Freestyle, 1st in Greco) placing in both Freestyle and Greco. Three were the Greco champs at their weight (Jayson Gomez, Demetrius Henry, and Deshawn Herbert) and one was a Freestyle champ (Brandon Nunez). The full list of qualifiers is below. 

Read more: 11 BTSNY Wrestlers Qualify at Northeast...

Pearl Fletcher, a senior at Harry S. Truman, is gaining a lot of accolades on and off the mat these days. She'll be attending SUNY Cortland in the fall on a C.U.R.E scholarship. 

Read more: Pearl Fletcher, Future NYC Educator and BTS...

All photography by Jon, IG: @whoisdamaster

The BTS 2017 Gotham City Girls Open Championship, sponsored by Cliff Keen Athletic and the PSAL, took place this past weekend at Columbia University’s Dodge Fitness Center from Saturday, April 22 through Sunday, April 23. Based on the state, national, and international accolades many of these girls have already collected, the Dodge Fitness Center was teeming with wrestling talent-- several National Champions, Pan Am competitors, World Team Champions, and All-Americans were competing! 

Read more: 385 Competitors, 19 States, Three Countries--...


Helen Maroulis at the 2016 Benefit (Stephen Alvarado Photography)

2016 Gold Medalist In Rio To Compete At New 58 kg Weight Class; First U.S. Woman Announced For May 17 Will Battle Japan’s World Champion Chiho Hamada; 

NEW YORK–For the fifth-consecutive year, Helen Maroulis (Sunkist Kids) will compete in the Beat the Streets Benefit, and it will be the first time she takes the mat in Times Square as an Olympic gold medalist.

Read more: Olympic Champion Helen Maroulis To Wrestle In...


We are extremely excited for the 2017 Gotham City Girls Open Championship, sponsored by Cliff Keen Athletic, being just three days away! The Open will be taking place at Columbia University’s Dodge Fitness Center from Saturday, April 22 through Sunday, April 23.

Read more: Gotham City Girls Open This Weekend!


Bayard Rustin Education Complex hosted the Beat the Streets Spring Break Training Camp from Monday, April 10 through Thursday, April 13.  Approximately 150 dedicated youth wrestlers attended each day, between the morning and afternoon sessions, three Life Skills Workshops, and a clinic by Olympic Bronze medalist Frank Chamizo. The kids who attended clearly understand what it takes, on and off the mat, to become a better wrestler.

Read more: Spring Break Training Camp: Four Days of...

On Sunday, April 9, 50 BTSNY youth wrestlers participated in the South Plainfield Freestyle/Greco-Roman Developmental Tournament at the South Plainfield PAL Recreation Center. This co-ed tournament was a great opportunity for competitive training and development in two styles for a variety of ages, divisions, and weights. As USA Wrestling New Jersey described, "training and competitive situations will greatly improve your wrestling skills and knowledge. No matter what level of wrestling you are, no matter what your skills are, the key to success is constantly striving to learn more." 

Read more: Youth Competitively Improve in Freestyle and...

(Photo by Kyle Robertson)

Reigning World Champion At 61 kg/134 lbs. First Announced To Compete May 17 

NEW YORK–Reigning 61 kg/134 lbs. World champion Logan Stieber is set to compete at the 2017 Beat the Streets Benefit that will feature a talented U.S. squad against world power Japan in Times Square, the heart of New York City, on May 17.  Stieber will be paired against Japan’s Shingo Arimoto, who was a member of the 2016 Japanese World Team, in the 61 kg men’s freestyle tussle.

Read more: World Champion Logan Stieber To Participate In...

The Beat the Streets Annual Benefit: 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.  

Read more: 2017 Beat the Streets Awards Nomination Form...

On Saturday, April 1, 12 female student-athletes competed in the 7th Annual Girls New England Freestyle Wrestling Championship, which took place at Springfield Technical Community College in Springfield, Massachusetts.   

Read more: BTSNY Girls take Second at Revolution in...

On March 1, 2017, the Positive Coaching Alliance announced their 2017 Double-Goal Coach Award National Winners. Over 2,000 nominations were whittled down to 150 finalists, and were further reduced to the 50 national winners. Among the 50 names on the winners' list was BTS Junior League coach and Unity Prep English teacher, Joe Eassa.

Read more: Joe Eassa, 2017 Double-Goal Coach Award...


BTSNY boys and girls traveled to Virginia Beach and Oklahoma City, respectively, to wrestle against some of their best peers from across the nation. 

Read more: BTSNY Wrestlers Go National, NHSCA Nationals...


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Two-Time Olympian Sosuke Takatani Leads Team Of Eight Senior Men’s, Three Senior Women’s Freestylers Competing Against Team USA Squad TBD

NEW YORK–World wrestling power Japan will compete in the Beat the Streets Benefit event for the first time, it was announced today by Beat the Streets Wrestling, Inc. and USA Wrestling. The Japanese team brings a squad of eight Senior men’s freestyle wrestlers and three Senior women’s freestyle wrestlers. This year’s event will take place in Times Square’s Duffy Square (between 46th and 47th streets) on Wednesday, May 17 in the seventh annual wrestling celebration. Competitors for Team USA, which will include members of the 2016 Olympic team as well as other elite stars, will be announced in April.

Read more: Japanese Olympian, World Champions Selected To...

On Sunday, March 12, Johnson City High School hosted two tournaments that Beat the Streets wrestlers, boys and girls, competed in. 13 middle school boys competed in the NYS Boy's Youth Championships and  42 middle and high school girls competed in the Girl's Folkstyle State Championships. 

Read more: Jam-packed Weekend: Boys at Youth States and...

(All photography by Chris Barr)

On Saturday, March 11, the second annual Step Into the Circle (SITC) took place at Baruch College. The adult wrestling tournament, whether through the 15 teams and 46 wrestlers who stepped into the circle or the supporters who donated to their teams, displayed a strong commitment to not only NYC youth wrestling, but to the extended family that's been created by the NYC wrestling culture. 

Read more: 2017 Step Into the Circle, a Great Support for...



Select American stars to take Japanese wrestlers in first-time New York dual meet; Youth Wrestlers and High School Wrestlers take The Mat; Benefit Celebration Follows

NEW YORK– Beat the Streets Wrestling, Inc. and USA Wrestling announced today that the men’s and women’s national wrestling teams of the United States and Japan will square off in New York City’s Times Square on Wednesday, May 17 in the seventh annual wrestling celebration. This year’s event will take place in Times Square’s Duffy Square (between 46th and 47th streets). Competitors for Team USA, which will include members of the 2016 Olympic team as well as other elite stars, and their Japanese opponents will be announced in the coming weeks.

Read more: USA Men’s And Women’s Wrestlers To Face...

The New York Youth Southern Super Regional took place this past weekend, from March 4 to March 5, at Bay Shore High School. 53 young wrestlers competed in this co-ed competition, which was a qualifier for the Youth NY State Championships that will take place this coming weekend. The top 4 from each weight class qualified for states. 

Read more: 19 Young Wrestlers Will Continue to the Youth...

On Sunday, March 5, 54 student-athletes attended Beat the Streets NY’s March installment of Life Skills. Evan Siegel was the speaker for Computer Literacy, which was held at Curtis High School in Staten Island. 

Read more: Student-Athletes Learn Computer Literacy for...

Following the 2017 New York Federation State Wrestling Tournament the PSAL state tournament student-athletes, coaches, and administrators enjoyed a post tournament BBQ meal at the Times Unions Center in Albany, NY. The meal, which was provided by Beat The Streets NYC, has become a state tournament tradition for the PSAL team following the grueling two day tournament. 

Read more: PSAL Wrestling Team Enjoys State Tournament BBQ

More Articles...

  1. Nunez Becomes First PSAL Wrestler to Win a Division 1 State Wrestling Championship
  2. Wrestling Mindset Seminar for BTS Coaches Just in Time for States
  3. Maria Falzone Gives Sex-Ed Lecture for February Life Skills
  4. Brooklyn Tech Holds Off Petrides to Claim 2017 PSAL Boys Wrestling Championship
  5. Bronx Science Claims 2017 Blended League Wrestling Championships
  6. Live Stream of the PSAL Blended League Championships, Tues 6:30 PM
  7. NYC City Championships See Local Winners Off to States
  8. PSAL Wrestling Championship Weekend – Div 1 Finals to be Livestreamed Sunday, 3:30
  9. For Student-Athlete Rieanna Duncan, an Accomplishment: The NYT Scholarship Semifinals
  10. Sabrina Cheng, Townsend Harris Senior and BTS Wrestler, is MIT-bound!
  11. 2nd Annual Step Into the Circle Adult Wrestling Tournament Announced!
  12. At Stevens vs. NYU Dual, NYC Kids Watch and Learn from Top College Contenders
  13. PSAL Wrestling Dual Meet Championship Brackets Released
  14. 2017 NYC Mayor's Cup--Battle for Best in the City
  15. Hoboken Youth Tournament— a Promising Experiment through Edge Hoboken Partnership
  16. NYC Wrestlers Compete at Eastern States Classic, Nunez Becomes Champ of 99 lbs
  17. The NYC Mayor’s Wrestling Championship is less than 10 days away! Watch the finals LIVE on Facebook
  18. BTSNY teams up with The Door for Life Skills: SAT Prep
  19. Simon Chee: NYC Student-Athlete Set to Wrestle for Wesleyan
  20. 2017 Gotham City Girls Open Championship Registration Now Up and Gear Info Announced
  21. Wrestlers Perez, Diforte Receive PSAL Scholar Athlete Awards
  22. Young Wrestlers Shed Blood and Sweat at BTS Winter Break Training Camp
  23. BTS Life Skills Class Teaches Young NYC Wrestlers How to Make Good Decisions
  24. NYC Coaches Learn Moves and Systems at BTS Seminar
  25. Nunez leads PSAL Wrestling Contingent at the Sal Difazio Holiday Tournament
  26. Hard Work Pays: BTS Alumnus Joseph Roy Wrestles at Johnson and Wales
  27. BTS Junior League Wrestlers Begin “Students In Action” Training Through Jefferson Awards Foundation Partnership
  28. BTS Launches College Clinic Series with NYU vs Hunter Matchup
  29. BTS Wrestlers Saluted at Long Beach Gladiator Tournament
  30. Gotham City Girls Open Returns to NYC, April 22-23
  31. Bryant Winter Dual Classic Promises Excitement, Dec 3-4
  32. Jaden Olivier: Wrestling and Leading at an Early Age
  33. BTS Rocks the World's Most Famous Arena at Grapple at the Garden
  34. NYC Kids Witness Top College Wrestling at Princeton-Rutgers Dual
  35. BTS Student-Athletes Push Through and Complete Spartan Edge Race
  36. BTS Life Skills Class Teaches NYC Kids Time Management Skills
  37. Kids show competitive advances in Junior League City Championships
  38. Uzbek Student-Athletes Stick Together at Cunningham Junior High
  39. BTS Welcomes Jeff Marsh as Chapter Relations Coordinator
  40. BTS Board Member Hooman 'Mo' Tavakolian to be Inducted into National Wrestling Hall of Fame
  41. The Wrestling Motto: Life Lessons from Wrestler and Future Doctor Ahmed Elsayed
  42. NYC Wrestlers Score Top Spots at Danbury Tournament
  43. BTSNY Welcomes New Training Center Coordinator Jaime Gray
  44. NYC Kids Learn about Nutrition at BTS Life Skills Class
  45. BTSNY App Free to Download in Apple App Store
  46. Melanie Lalman: A Multi-Talented Wrestler Teaches Kids Karate
  47. Italian Olympian Michele Liuzzi Teaches BTS Clinic
  48. BTS Seminar Brings New Skills to NYC Coaches
  49. BTS Announces Middle School to High School Festivals
  50. BTS Launches New Life Skills Program with College Access Workshop
  51. BTS Kids on the Rise at Columbus Day Duals
  52. William Yee: A New Coach, Inspired to Give Back
  53. BTS Coach Jacque Davis Accompanies Girls US World Team to Nation of Georgia
  54. BTS Wrestler Experiences Culture in Dominican Republic
  55. Harvard Wrestling's Jesse Jantzen Joins BTS Board
  56. BTS Board Member Hooman 'Mo' Tavakolian Profiled in InterMat Wrestling
  57. BTS Team Shows Vigor at Waterway Duals Tournament
  58. Interested in Becoming a NYC Wrestling Referee?
  59. BTS Grad Sara Andresen Serves The World in Africa and Beyond
  60. Kids Experiment with Newfound Skills at Big Apple Games Tournament
  61. BTS Kids Put Practice to Use in Summer Heat Tournament
  62. BTS Announces Olympic Wrestling Watch Parties
  63. Buy Tickets to September 15 Fall Fundraiser for BTS
  64. Over 300 BTS Kids Enjoy Summer Camps Across the Country
  65. NYC Boys are Top Performers at Fargo National Tournament
  66. Two BTS Girls Crowned Champions at Fargo National Tournament
  67. Pure Toughness: BTS Alumnus Josh Ferenczy Makes Waves in College Wrestling Scene
  68. Top of the Podium Camp Offers Valuable Wrestling Technique and Life Skills Lessons
  69. Big Apple Games Practices Begin Monday July 11
  70. Beat the Streets to Send 22 Boys, 31 Girls to Fargo National Tournament
  71. BTS Comprises Almost Half of NY's Freestyle Cadet National Duals Team
  72. BTS Leadership Learns New Approaches to Making New Coaches at UWW Educational Course in Los Angeles
  73. Greek Olympian Georgios Koutsioumpas to Coach BTS Practice Thursday, June 16
  74. Truman Crowns Three Individuals, Brooklyn Tech Claims Team Title at 2016 PSAL Girls Wrestling Championships
  75. BTS, UPS to Hold June 8 Job Fair for Students, Parents, Coaches
  76. Beat the Streets 2016 Benefit a Smashing Success in Times Square
  77. Trials and New Courses at Girls' Body Bar Tournament in Irving, TX
  78. Beat the Streets College Combine Connects NYC Kids to Higher Ed Opportunities
  79. United in the Square Streaming Live on FloWrestling
  80. Nearly Sixty BTS Kids Show Off Skills at NY Freestyle and Greco States
  81. 2016 Olympian Robby Smith to Emcee Beat the Streets Event in Times Square Thursday
  82. Beat the Streets Announces Youth Match-Ups with Baltimore, Philadelphia for Annual Gala
  83. USA Junior stars Fix, McKee, Hall, and Valencia to wrestle Iranians at Beat the Streets on May 19
  84. BTS Head Girls Coach Jacque Davis Profiled by Excelle Sports
  85. Beat the Streets Announces Man of the Year Award for Kyle Snyder and Lifetime Achievement Award for Ray Lewis among 2016 Benefit Award Winners
  86. 2016 Gotham City Girls' Open Results
  87. USA Olympians Burroughs, Cox and Bisek receive international opponents for Beat the Streets “United In The Square,” in Times Square on May 19
  88. BTS Kids Qualify for Fargo at Northeast Regionals
  89. First BTS College Combine to Connect Student-Athletes with Higher Education
  90. 100 Days Out: The Road to Rio Pre-Olympic Celebration in Times Square on Weds., April 27
  91. 2016 Benefit to be Streamed Live on FloWrestling
  92. Third Annual Gotham City Girl's Open Tournament Set for May 7 - 8
  93. Ray Brinzer to Coach at BTS Spring Break Training Camp Scheduled for April 25th- April 29th
  94. Marcus Mendoza: Giving His All, on Stage and on the Mat
  95. BTS Girls Perform and Place at Revolution in Springfield Tournament
  96. 'From the Basement to the Penthouse': W.C. Bryant Wrestling's Path to the Championships
  97. Wearing the Orange - Positive Reinforcement Improves Sportsmanship in NYC
  98. BTS Alumni Give Back as Coaches at Successful Boys Club Tournament
  99. Girls Raise Each Other to New Heights at OKC Folkstyle Nationals
  100. John Bowne Rising: How a Coach and a Wrestler Revitalized Their Program
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