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Exceptionally strong in character, hard-working and resilient- these are only a few of the words used to describe the traits and characteristics of a Beat the Streets (BTS) alumnus. This fall, through the BTS Graduated Grappler series, you'll have a chance to follow some of our alumni as they embark on their first year beyond the walls of high school wrestling. The Graduated Grappler will profile a New York City high school graduate every Wednesday for ten consecutive weeks on our website. Tune in to learn about our graduated grappler of the week as they embark on the next leg of their journey. Our tenth Graduated Grappler is Keanu Thompson

 “At a young age my dad got me into it, but I always tell people it is never too late. 2012 Olympian Kelsey Campbell started [wrestling] when she was 18, a senior in high school and has gone on to have an amazing career.“ – Adeline Gray 

Name: Keanu Thompson
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
College: Lake Erie College
Major: Graphic Design
Wrestling in College: Yes
HS and Graduation Year:Grand Street Campus High School, 2013
 
Claim to Fame:
2nd at 2013 NYS wrestling tournament
Lake Erie College Starter
2013 Wingate Award
TOP of the Podium TOP Camp Coach

Read more: Graduated Grappler: Keanu Thompson

BTSNY Head Girls Coach Jacque Davis was recently named Women’s Director of New York USA Wrestling by majority vote of boardroom members. Coach Davis’ rise to director started in the sunny state of California where she began her wrestling career at age 12. Continuing throughout High School, she became a multi-regional and sectional champion. As a collegiate wrestler at Menlo College, she concluded her final year earning 7th in the nation. After college, Davis’ love for wrestling remained constant as she coached at multiple high schools throughout Sonoma County.  She then took her talents from the Southwest to the Northeast helping expand boys and girls programs at Beat the Streets New York. Coach Davis has also spent time learning the dynamics of coaching a national team under Coach Rob Hirsch who is now the Western Section Chairman.

Read more: BTSNY Head Girls Coach Takes on a New Role in...

Welcoming coaches, parents and junior league athletes from all over New York City, the Beat the Streets Wrestling 2015 Junior League Championships took place this month bringing a successful season to a close. The boys tournament took place at Truman High School in the Bronx and the girls tournament took place the following weekend at the BTS Manhattan Training Center.

Read more: 2015 BTS Junior League Championship Results

As early as 5 AM last Sunday, determined BTSNY youth wrestlers arrived at the Manhattan Training Center preparing for a lengthy two hour car ride to East Stroudsburg North High School in Bushkill, PA for the Pocono Rumble Girl’s Freestyle Duals. 

Read more: BTSNY Girls Hit the Road for 2015 Pocono Rumble

"How Wrestling Helps Kids Beat the Streets," featured on Yahoo News World 3.0 today!

Read more: Katie Couric features Beat the Streets!

Over two dozen Beat the Streets wrestlers joined the Columbia University wrestling team this past Saturday at Columbia University’s Dodge Fitness Center to participate in a wrestling clinic led by three time World Champion, Lee Kemp. As a student at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, Kemp was a four time NCAA division I finalist, winning the championship three times and placing 2nd as a freshman. As a college sophomore, Kemp beat the legendary Dan Gable in a match.

Read more: Columbia University hosts Lee Kemp Wrestling...

This winter, Beat the Streets Wrestling  (BTS) is pleased to partner with Double Leg Ninja to bring you BTS wrestling gear just in time for the holiday season! Founded by Olympians Jake Herbert and Andy Hrovat and former University of Michigan wrestler Steven Fisher, Double Leg Ninja will donate profits to BTS to support youth wrestling programming in NYC.

Read more: Shop at our Online Store for Holiday Gifts!

Exceptionally strong in character, hard-working and resilient- these are only a few of the words used to describe the traits and characteristics of a Beat the Streets (BTS) alumnus. This fall, through the BTS Graduated Grappler series, you'll have a chance to follow some of our alumni as they embark on their first year beyond the walls of high school wrestling. The Graduated Grappler will profile a New York City high school graduate every Wednesday for ten consecutive weeks on our website. Tune in to learn about our graduated grappler of the week as they embark on the next leg of their journey. Our ninth Graduated Grappler is Joshua Antoine

“An outstanding runner cannot be the equal of an average wrestler.” – Socrates

 
Name: Joshus Antoine
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
College: Nassau Community College
Major: Physical Education
Wrestling in College:Yes
HS and Graduation Year:Grand Street Campus, 2014
Claim to Fame:
2x City Champion
2x Mayor’s Cup Champion
Greco-Roman All American
 

Read more: Graduated Grappler: Joshua Antoine

Exceptionally strong in character, hard-working and resilient- these are only a few of the words used to describe the traits and characteristics of a Beat the Streets (BTS) alumnus. This fall, through the BTS Graduated Grappler series, you'll have a chance to follow some of our alumni as they embark on their first year beyond the walls of high school wrestling. The Graduated Grappler will profile a New York City high school graduate every Wednesday for ten consecutive weeks on our website. Tune in to learn about our graduated grappler of the week as they embark on the next leg of their journey. Our eighth Graduated Grappler is Steven Santimauro.

 “You don’t wrestle because it’s easy; you do it because it’s hard. I don’t do astrophysics because it’s easy; I do it because it’s hard.” – Neil de Grasse Tyson

Name: Steven Santimauro
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
College: Brooklyn College
Major: Physical Education
Wrestling in College: No, but currently an assistant coach at James Madison HS and the coach of a BTS Junior League
HS and Graduation Year: James Madison High School, 2009
Claim to Fame:
2009 Mayor’s Cup Champion
2015 BTS High School Assistant Coach of the Year

Thursday evening, November 5th, 3x Senior World Champion Adeline Gray showed an enthusiastic crowd of male and female youth wrestlers the greatness in grappling. In her second Beat the Streets Clinic hosted at the Manhattan Training Center, there was a remarkable turnout of over 60 athletes, comprised mostly of New York City kids with others hailing from as far as Florida and the neighboring states of New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. The wrestlers were treated to Gray’s elite wrestling knowledge and words of wisdom on making the best out of the toughest situations.

Read more: Adeline Gray Shares Secrets of Success and...

Exceptionally strong in character, hard-working and resilient- these are only a few of the words used to describe the traits and characteristics of a Beat the Streets (BTS) alumnus. This fall, through the BTS Graduated Grappler series, you'll have a chance to follow some of our alumni as they embark on their first year beyond the walls of high school wrestling. The Graduated Grappler will profile a New York City high school graduate every Wednesday for ten consecutive weeks on our website. Tune in to learn about our graduated grappler of the week as they embark on the next leg of their journey. Our seventh Graduated Grappler is Barry Hart.

“You can’t have a crummy game and win like you could in other sports, because it’s all up to you. There is a saying in wrestling, ‘If it is to be, it’s up to me.’ It takes a lot of guts to take on that responsibility and scrutiny.” – Roger Ferguson  

Name: Barry Hart
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
College: Hunter College
Major: Sociology
Wrestling in College: Yes
HS and Graduation Year: Wingate High School, 2012
Claim to Fame:
2x PSAL City Finalist
Mayor’s Cup Champion
3rd at Greco States
NCCC Academic All-American

Read more: Graduated Grappler: Barry Hart

Beat the Streets New York (BTSNY) alumnus Jennifer Juarez, a freshman at Life University, won her freestyle match against Cindy Calixto of Emmanuel College at the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) All Star Classic in Atlanta, GA this past weekend. 123 pounder Juarez won by an 11-0 Technical Fall. Up 7-0, Juarez closed the match in an impressive fashion putting the final four points on the board with a suplex throw bringing her Emmanuel College opponent from her feet to her back.

Read more: BTSNY Alumnus Juarez and Current Wrestler...

BTSNY alumnus Jennifer Juarez’ collegiate wrestling season is off to a strong start. A freshman at Life University, Jen was recently selected to compete in the 2015 NWCA All Star Classic preliminary matches, which will be aired for the first time on ESPNU, 5-7 PM this Sunday, November 1st.

Read more: BTSNY Alumnus Jennifer Juarez Selected to...

Exceptionally strong in character, hard-working and resilient- these are only a few of the words used to describe the traits and characteristics of a Beat the Streets alumnus. This fall, through the Beat the Streets Graduated Grappler series, you'll have a chance to follow some of our alumni as they embark on their first year beyond the walls of high school wrestling. The Graduated Grappler will profile a New York City high school graduate every Wednesday for ten consecutive weeks on our website. Tune in to learn about our graduated grappler of the week as they embark on the next leg of their journey. Our sixth Graduated Grappler is Addrian Ferrarie

“Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They are made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.” – Dan Gable 

 
Name: Addrian Ferrarie
Hometown: Bronx, NY
College: Buffalo University
Major: Business Management
Wrestling in College: Yes
HS and Graduation Year: Mount Saint Michaels, 2015
Claim to Fame: 4th at 2015 NYS wrestling tournament; 2x CHSAA Section Champ; 2x NYS Qualifier; All State Freestyle and Greco

Read more: Graduated Grappler: Addrian Ferrarie

This past weekend over 350 middle school grapplers traveled to three different locations throughout New York City to compete in the first Beat the Streets Wrestling Junior League Jamborees of the fall season.

Read more: Junior League Competitions Kick off with Four...

Exceptionally strong in character, hard-working and resilient- these are only a few of the words used to describe the traits and characteristics of a Beat the Streets alumnus. This fall, through the Beat the Streets Graduated Grappler series, you'll have a chance to follow some of our alumni as they embark on their first year beyond the walls of high school wrestling. The Graduated Grappler will profile a New York City high school graduate every Wednesday for ten consecutive weeks on our website. Tune in to learn about our graduated grappler of the week as they embark on the next leg of their journey. Our fifth Graduated Grappler is Arkey Barnett.

“Good habits are worth being fanatical about.” – John Irving, wrestler/writer

Name: Arkey Barnett
Hometown: Manhattan, NY
College: Williams College
Major: Economics and Public Policy, with a focus on Education
Wrestling in College: No
HS and Graduation Year: The College Academy at George Washington High School, 2015
Claim to Fame: Varsity Wrestling Captain; Gates Millennium Scholarship

Read more: Graduated Grappler: Arkey Barnett

3X Senior World Champion Adeline Gray will be leading a clinic at the Beat the Streets Manhattan Training Center on Thursday, November 5th from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM.

Read more: 3x World Champion Adeline Gray to Host Clinic...

A contingent of seventeen Beat the Streets grapplers traveled to the York Expo Center in York, Pennsylvania, to compete in the Columbus Day Duals Tournament this past weekend.  The dual team was determined by a wrestle off held the Monday before.

Read more: Merkin and Nunez Lead Columbus Day Duals 5-0

Exceptionally strong in character, hard-working and resilient- these are only a few of the words used to describe the traits and characteristics of a Beat the Streets alumnus. This fall, through the Beat the Streets Graduated Grappler series, you'll have a chance to follow some of our alumni as they embark on their journey beyond the walls of high school wrestling. The Graduated Grappler will profile a New York City high school graduate every Wednesday for ten consecutive weeks on our website. Tune in to learn about our Graduated Grappler of the week as they embark on the next leg of their journey. Our fourth Graduated Grappler is Tracy Smith.

“I don’t want to hang on to win a match by one point. The sport needs guys that are going out there to score points.” – David Taylor

Name: Tracy Smith
Hometown: Queens, NY
College: Springfield Technical
Major: General Studies - Child Development
Wrestling in College: Yes
HS and Graduation Year: Flushing High School, 2014
Claim to Fame: 2014 Silver Medalist at the Gotham City Girls Championship; 2015 NCWA Folkstyle National Championship All American

Read more: Graduated Grappler: Tracy Smith

Exceptionally strong in character, hard-working and resilient- these are only a few of the words used to describe the traits and characteristics of a Beat the Streets alumnus. This fall, through the Beat the Streets Graduated Grappler series, you'll have a chance to follow some of our alumni as they embark on their first year beyond the walls of high school wrestling. The Graduated Grappler will profile a New York City high school graduate every Wednesday for ten consecutive weeks on our website. Tune in to learn about our graduated grappler of the week as they embark on the next leg of their journey. Our third Graduated Grappler is William Yee.

“Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up.” – Rocky Balboa 

Name: William Yee
Hometown: Queens, NY
College: John J College of Criminal Justice
Major: Criminology
Wrestling in College: Since there isn’t wrestling at my school, I plan to create a club in college.
HS and Graduation Year: Information Technology High School, 2015
Claim to Fame: 3rd at 2015 Mayor’s Cup Tournament, 2015 City Champion, Sportsmanship Award Winner at NY States, BTS Grit Award Recipient, NY-USAW Greco-Roman State Champion, Outstanding Wrestler at 2015 Martin Luther Invitational

Read more: Graduated Grappler: William Yee

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  1. Join us at the Queens County Farm Festival for our October Girls Social!
  2. Graduated Grappler: Alex Salmos
  3. Second Annual Welcome Back Picnic Takes Place in Central Park
  4. BTS Coaches Clinic Hosted by 2X Olympic Gold Medalist John Smith
  5. Beat the Streets Board Presidents Have a Hand in International Wrestling Spotlight
  6. 2X Olympic Gold Medalist John Smith to Host BTS Coaches Clinic Tomorrow
  7. Graduated Grappler: Jennifer Juarez
  8. Beat the Streets Wrestlers Kick off Fall Season at Waterway Duals
  9. ESPNU Airs 2015 World Championships Tonight, 8-10 PM
  10. Join us Friday, 9/11, to watch the UWW World Championships!
  11. You're Invited: Second Annual Welcome Back Picnic in Central Park!
  12. First BTSNY Alumnus to Compete in UWW World Championships
  13. BTS Coaches Clinic Hosted by Olympian Andy Hrovat
  14. BTSNY Junior League Grappler Publishes Poem
  15. Renew Your Beat the Streets Membership, Today!
  16. Nate Rose to Compete In World Wrestling Championships
  17. Wrestlers from Iowa Club Join BTSNY Friday Morning Matches
  18. Olympian Andy Hrovat To Host Clinic at MTC August 25th & 26th
  19. Annual Benefit All-Stars Medal at Pan American Games in Toronto
  20. New York Female Wrestlers Rack Up Ten All-American Honors at Fargo National Tournament
  21. Beat the Streets Top of the Podium Camp Sessions Wrap Up
  22. BTSNY Wrestlers Earn All American Honors at Fargo
  23. Watch the 2015 Toronto Pan-American Games!
  24. Yonefry Polanco Receives 2015 All-American Athlete Award
  25. BTS Coach Davis Helps US Pan American Cadets Place Second in Mexico
  26. Beat the Streets TOP of the Podium Camp off to a great start
  27. BTSNY Female Wrestler is Youngest Participant at Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC)
  28. NYC Wrestling Fans Gather to Watch World Team Trials
  29. Beat the Streets New York Executive Director, Jim Fallis, Stepping Down
  30. Olympian Rob Eiter hosts Youth Jamboree on Olympic Day
  31. Join us this Sunday to Watch the World Team Trials!
  32. BTSNY Females Prepare Healthy Meals at June Girls Social
  33. US Olympic Wrestler Rob Eiter to host clinic at this Saturday's Olympic Day Youth Jamboree
  34. 2015 PSAL Girls Champions Announced
  35. 15 BTSNY Wrestlers Qualify for Fargo Nationals
  36. Last chance to buy Annual Benefit gear!
  37. BTSNY Alex Salmos earns All-American Honors at Body Bar National Tournament
  38. Seven Curtis Grapplers Qualify for PSAL Individual Championships
  39. Curtis tops Brooklyn Tech 30-25, Claiming Third Consecutive PSAL Freestyle Wrestling Title
  40. An Evening to Remember, Salsa in Square
  41. Two BTSNY Alumni Earn Coaches Recognition Awards on Annual Benefit Night
  42. Curtis to Face Brooklyn Tech in PSAL Girls Freestyle Championship Tomorrow, 5/28 at 6 PM
  43. Watch Grit Video Featuring BTS Wrestler Brandon Nunez
  44. June 2015 Girls Social - Cooking Class
  45. Thank you!
  46. FloWrestling.com to Broadcast 2015 Benefit
  47. Don't Miss the BTS 2015 Benefit in TSQ! Why?
  48. 2015 Benefit Match Line-Up and Schedule
  49. 2015 PSAL Girls Freestyle Wrestling Dual Meet Championship Brackets Released
  50. BTSNY Wrestlers Compete in Hudson Valley Festival
  51. Watch as we make wrestling a reality for thousands of NYC school kids!
  52. BTS Partners with FloSports to LiveStream 2015 Benefit
  53. BTS Partners with Watch of Champions, AZAD
  54. Fusion PT to Assist at 2015 Benefit
  55. BTS Alumnus Destane Garrick Places Fourth at Pan-American Junior's in Cuba
  56. BTS Lenny Merkin Places Fourth at Western Junior Regionals
  57. Congratulations Nathanael Rose, 2015 Become Your Own Dream Scholarship Recipient
  58. BTS / PSAL Gotham City Girls Wrestling Junior Champions Announced
  59. Four BTSNY Wrestlers Place at 2015 Northeast Regional
  60. BTS / PSAL Gotham City Girls Wrestling Cadet Champions Announced
  61. April Student Athlete of the Month: Sosara Ma
  62. BTSNY Rose Places 5th at Pan-American Championships in Santiago, Chile
  63. Navy Assistant Coach, Nate Engel, Hosts Clinic at BTS
  64. 5/10 Mother's Day Social: You're Invited!
  65. BTSNY Females Visit Lady Liberty and Ellis Island during April Girls Social
  66. BTSNY Michaela Beck and Nandi Brown place first at Revolution in Springfield Tournament
  67. UFC Strawweight Champion Carla Esparza hosts clinic at BTS
  68. Gotham City Girls Tournament to Take Place 5/2-5/3
  69. PSAL kicks off 2015 Girls Freestyle Season at Flushing HS
  70. BTSNY Beck, Juarez and Rodriguez earn All-American Honors at Oklahoma Folkstyle Nationals
  71. BTSNY Merkin and Seitz earn All-American Honors at NHSCA Nationals
  72. UFC Strawweight Champion and Freestyle All-American Carla Esparza to host clinic Thursday, 4/9
  73. March Student Athlete of the Month: Vy Vivian Vu
  74. BTSNY Girls Take On Oklahoma for Folkstyle Nationals; BTSNY Boys Set Out For Virginia Beach NHSCA Nationals
  75. NBC Sports Group and Universal Sports to provide BTSNY 2015 Benefit Coverage
  76. BTSNY Board Chairman Mike Novogratz Competes on Behalf of Beat the Streets in Bloomberg's Charity Bracket
  77. BTSNY Females Place First at Mohawk Valley Second Year in a Row
  78. BTSNY Martorello to Wrestle for Franklin and Marshall Diplomats this Fall
  79. April Girls Social at Beat the Streets - Spring Field Trip to Ellis Island
  80. Popcorn and a Movie at BTSNY's March Girls Social
  81. 2015 NY USAW Kids State Folkstyle Championships
  82. Wrestling Around The World (WATW) Project in NYC till Saturday, 3/7
  83. YOUTH today Recognizes BTSNY Grappler Aaron Gondola for Good Grades
  84. BTS Board President Kyra Tirana Barry presented with John Jay Accomplished Alumni Award
  85. NY 1 Features BTSNY in Fit Kids February
  86. BTSNY's Rose Captures NY State Title Second Year in a Row
  87. Three BTSNY Grapplers Medal at 2015 NY State Tournament
  88. Season Draws to a Close at NY State Tournament
  89. Text To Pledge
  90. Chris Tavarez- February Athlete of the Month
  91. BTSNY female wrestlers give back to the community at St. Francis Xavier Food Pantry
  92. Suffolk Regional Middle-School State Qualifier sends 12 to States
  93. Gotham City Wrestling Classic set for March 28th
  94. BTS alumnus Destane Garrick named to 2015 Jr. Pan-American Team
  95. NY Times Highlights Growth of Uzbek Student-Athletes in BTSNY Wrestling Program
  96. Tottenville HS is 2015 PSAL Dual Meet Champion
  97. 2014 Benefit
  98. #1 Cardozo to face-off #2 Tottenville for gold this Tuesday, 2/17; NFHS network to livestream event
  99. BTSNY Female Season Kick's-Off with War of the Roses Tournament
  100. Weekend Recap: 2015 Catholic, Private, and Public School Championships Determine State Qualifiers
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