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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.  

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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

The Public Schools Athletic League set several records at the 2017 New York Federation State Wrestling Championships!

Read more: Nunez Becomes First PSAL Wrestler to Win a...

On Tuesday, February 21, Gene and Jeff Zanetti (aka The Zanetti brothers) stopped by BTS offices to give 10 BTS coaches a Wrestling Mindset session. For several of the coaches in attendance, this seminar on wrestling-focused mental training was timely, coming just a few days before the 2017 New York State Championships.

Read more: Wrestling Mindset Seminar for BTS Coaches Just...

On Sunday, February 20, 56 student-athletes attended the February installment of the Beat the Streets Life Skills series. Maria Falzone, a popular safe sex speaker, gave a comedic, honest, and relatable lecture she calls Sex Rules!

Read more: Maria Falzone Gives Sex-Ed Lecture for February...

Staten Island, New York – In one of the most evenly matched PSAL Wrestling Championship finals in the last five years, Brooklyn Tech held on for a 42-28 victory. The match was a rollercoaster of a dual meet that saw several lead changes, and was not decided until the fourteenth match of the night.

Read more: Brooklyn Tech Holds Off Petrides to Claim 2017...

On Tuesday, February 14, Bronx Science knocked off Curtis High School 53-24 to claim the 2017 PSAL Blended League Wrestling Championships.

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Watch the match live right here on BTSNY's website, 6:30pm, Tuesday, February 14th (backup:

Thank you USA WrestlingNational Wrestling Coaches Association, and Wrestle Like A Girl for sponsoring this free broadcast!

On Saturday and Sunday, February 11-12, The Division I, II, and girls City Championships took place at Truman High School and Eagle Academy. 300 of the most competitive young wrestlers in NYC took to the mat to prove their standings as the best in the city.

Read more: NYC City Championships See Local Winners Off to...

The best Public Schools Athletic League wrestlers will face off this weekend in the PSAL Division 1, Division 2, and Girls Individual Championships. The Division 2 championships will take place on Saturday, February 11th at Eagle Academy with the finals slated to start at 12:30pm. The Girls Championships are schedule to take place on Saturday, February 11th at Truman with the finals slated to start at 5:30pm. The Division 1 Championships will be spread over two days at Truman with the finals set for Sunday, February 2nd at 3:30pm.

Read more: PSAL Wrestling Championship Weekend – Div 1...

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Rieanna Duncan, a senior at High School for Public Service: Heroes of Tomorrow on Wingate campus, is a semi-finalist for the New York Times College Scholarship Program. The program was designed “as a way to support high achieving yet financially underprivileged high school students” from the NYC community who plan to attend a four-year college.

Read more: For Student-Athlete Rieanna Duncan, an...

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