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Sabrina Cheng, a Townsend Harris High School senior who is a Beat the Streets wrestler, was recently accepted to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Read more: Sabrina Cheng, Townsend Harris Senior and BTS...

On Saturday, March 11, wrestlers and enthusiasts will have a chance to support youth wrestling programs in NYC with the second annual Step Into the Circle tournament. 

Read more: 2nd Annual Step Into the Circle Adult Wrestling...

On Friday, January 27, Stevens Institute of Technology and NYU faced off in a dual meet just across the river in Hoboken, NJ. This opportunity allowed 14 NYC kids to witness some great college wrestling and learn more about how to advance their futures towards higher education.

Read more: At Stevens vs. NYU Dual, NYC Kids Watch and...

The 2017 PSAL Wrestling Dual Meet Championships will kick off on Wednesday, February 1st, with the Boys preliminary round matches and the Blended quarterfinal round match ups.

Read more: PSAL Wrestling Dual Meet Championship Brackets...

The 2017 NYC Mayor’s Cup Wrestling Championships took place this past Saturday, January 21 at York College. The Mayor’s Cup was a chance for 225 of New York City’s top high school wrestlers from the Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL), the Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA), and the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) to compete for the title of “Best in the City.”

Read more: 2017 NYC Mayor's Cup--Battle for Best in the City

On Monday, January 16, BTS partnered with Edge Hoboken to host the Hoboken Youth Tournament. 60 young BTS wrestlers, between fifth and eighth grades, showed up to compete.

Read more: Hoboken Youth Tournament— a Promising...

BTS is proud to report that NYC wrestlers completed the Eastern States Classic with Brandon Nunez as a champion, Terry Adams as a runner-up, Demitreus Henry as a sixth-placer, and Victor Marzano as a seventh-placer! BTSNY funded the participation of 15 PSAL wrestlers in the tournament, which took place at SUNY Sullivan from January 13 through 14.

Read more: NYC Wrestlers Compete at Eastern States...

The 2017 NYC Mayor’s Wrestling Championships will be taking place at York College on Saturday, January 21st. Admission is free. Spectators can enter at 160-02 Liberty Ave. Jamaica, NY. 11451.

Read more: The NYC Mayor’s Wrestling Championship is less...

On Monday, January 9, 2017, Beat the Streets teamed up with The Door for Life Skills: SAT Prep. 24 BTS student-athletes were pleasantly surprised to find much more than SAT Prep awaiting them at The Door.

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Simon Chee, a Beat the Streets wrestler, was recently accepted into Wesleyan University. He will continue his academic and wrestling career at the college in Middletown, CT in the fall.

Read more: Simon Chee: NYC Student-Athlete Set to Wrestle...

We are extremely pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2017 Gotham City Girls Open Championship, sponsored by Cliff Keen Athletic! The Open will be taking place at Columbia University’s Dodge Fitness Center from April 22 through April 23.

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Wrestlers Jose Perez (left) and Joe Diforte.

On December 13, the PSAL, in cooperation with the New York Yankees, honored 55 student-athletes from New York City at the 2016-17 MVP Scholar Athlete Awards, including several wrestlers associated with Beat the Streets. The dinner and ceremony, which took place at Yankee Stadium, was the seventh year.

Read more: Wrestlers Perez, Diforte Receive PSAL Scholar...

For three days during winter break, young BTSNY wrestlers gathered at Brooklyn Technical High School for the BTS Winter Break Training Camp. Camp, which ran from December 28 to 30, provided as many as 150 participants opportunities to refine skills during the school break and exposed them to peers, female and male, of many ages and experience levels, across the city.

Read more: Young Wrestlers Shed Blood and Sweat at BTS...

On Wednesday, December 28, Beat the Streets held its newest Life Skills installment-- Tough Choices, Good Decisions. The presentation, which was attended by 59 young wrestlers of varying ages, was taught by Coach Randy, an “international keynote speaker, workshop facilitator and edutainer” and CEO of Project NextGen. The event was held at Brooklyn Technical High School following the first day of Winter Break Training Camp.

Read more: BTS Life Skills Class Teaches Young NYC...

On Thursday, December 29, about 20 coaches gathered at Brooklyn Technical High School to take part in the Beat the Streets seminar for coaches. Executive Director Brendan Buckley took to the mat in Brooklyn Tech’s wrestling room, demonstrating techniques from the top position as well as ways drills for the coaches to instruct their kids. The coaches put on their shoes and had a hands-on experience trying out the techniques as they were explained!

Read more: NYC Coaches Learn Moves and Systems at BTS...

John Bowne Senior Brandon Nunez claimed the 99lb Championship at the Sal DiFazio Holiday Tournament at Half Hollow Hills East to lead the PSAL wrestling contingent during winter break competition. Nunez received a bye in the opening round before recording pins in the preliminary, quarter, and semifinal rounds. In the finals Nunez dominated on his feet, recording a 12-5 decision over Riverhead’s Mark Matyka.  

Read more: Nunez leads PSAL Wrestling Contingent at the...

Joseph Roy (right) at a NYC Mayor's Cup tournament.

Beat the Streets has produced a number of college wrestlers in the training rooms and tournaments at New York City. Joseph Roy, who currently attends Johnson and Wales in Providence, is one such student-athlete who got his wrestling start in the city.

Read more: Hard Work Pays: BTS Alumnus Joseph Roy Wrestles...

On Sunday, December 11, Beat the Streets partnered with the Jefferson Awards Foundation for their “Students In Action” program. The Jefferson Awards Foundation provided a Fall installment of this program that was exclusive to a cohort of 40 BTS Junior League Wrestlers.

Read more: BTS Junior League Wrestlers Begin “Students In...

On Saturday, December 3, Beat the Streets launched the first installment of the College Clinic Series. Held at the Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn, the clinic was preceded by a dual meet between the Hunter College and New York University wrestling teams. BTS student-athletes watched on as NYU won 46-12.

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On Sunday, December 4, around 40 Beat the Streets kids took to the Long Beach Gladiator Youth Tournament. Not only did BTS student-athletes compete in this co-ed event, but they medaled in almost every weight class in which they wrestled.

“When wrestling out of the city, some of our kids can get a little phased or overwhelmed since they are usually wrestling more experienced kids that have already been wrestling for years by now,” said BTS coach Penn Gottfried.

Read more: BTS Wrestlers Saluted at Long Beach Gladiator...

More Articles...

  1. Gotham City Girls Open Returns to NYC, April 22-23
  2. Bryant Winter Dual Classic Promises Excitement, Dec 3-4
  3. Jaden Olivier: Wrestling and Leading at an Early Age
  4. BTS Rocks the World's Most Famous Arena at Grapple at the Garden
  5. NYC Kids Witness Top College Wrestling at Princeton-Rutgers Dual
  6. BTS Student-Athletes Push Through and Complete Spartan Edge Race
  7. BTS Life Skills Class Teaches NYC Kids Time Management Skills
  8. Kids show competitive advances in Junior League City Championships
  9. Uzbek Student-Athletes Stick Together at Cunningham Junior High
  10. BTS Welcomes Jeff Marsh as Chapter Relations Coordinator
  11. BTS Board Member Hooman 'Mo' Tavakolian to be Inducted into National Wrestling Hall of Fame
  12. The Wrestling Motto: Life Lessons from Wrestler and Future Doctor Ahmed Elsayed
  13. NYC Wrestlers Score Top Spots at Danbury Tournament
  14. BTSNY Welcomes New Training Center Coordinator Jaime Gray
  15. NYC Kids Learn about Nutrition at BTS Life Skills Class
  16. BTSNY App Free to Download in Apple App Store
  17. Melanie Lalman: A Multi-Talented Wrestler Teaches Kids Karate
  18. Italian Olympian Michele Liuzzi Teaches BTS Clinic
  19. BTS Seminar Brings New Skills to NYC Coaches
  20. BTS Announces Middle School to High School Festivals
  21. BTS Launches New Life Skills Program with College Access Workshop
  22. BTS Kids on the Rise at Columbus Day Duals
  23. William Yee: A New Coach, Inspired to Give Back
  24. BTS Coach Jacque Davis Accompanies Girls US World Team to Nation of Georgia
  25. BTS Wrestler Experiences Culture in Dominican Republic
  26. Harvard Wrestling's Jesse Jantzen Joins BTS Board
  27. BTS Board Member Hooman 'Mo' Tavakolian Profiled in InterMat Wrestling
  28. BTS Team Shows Vigor at Waterway Duals Tournament
  29. Interested in Becoming a NYC Wrestling Referee?
  30. BTS Grad Sara Andresen Serves The World in Africa and Beyond
  31. Kids Experiment with Newfound Skills at Big Apple Games Tournament
  32. BTS Kids Put Practice to Use in Summer Heat Tournament
  33. BTS Announces Olympic Wrestling Watch Parties
  34. Buy Tickets to September 15 Fall Fundraiser for BTS
  35. Over 300 BTS Kids Enjoy Summer Camps Across the Country
  36. NYC Boys are Top Performers at Fargo National Tournament
  37. Two BTS Girls Crowned Champions at Fargo National Tournament
  38. Pure Toughness: BTS Alumnus Josh Ferenczy Makes Waves in College Wrestling Scene
  39. Top of the Podium Camp Offers Valuable Wrestling Technique and Life Skills Lessons
  40. Big Apple Games Practices Begin Monday July 11
  41. Beat the Streets to Send 22 Boys, 31 Girls to Fargo National Tournament
  42. BTS Comprises Almost Half of NY's Freestyle Cadet National Duals Team
  43. BTS Leadership Learns New Approaches to Making New Coaches at UWW Educational Course in Los Angeles
  44. Greek Olympian Georgios Koutsioumpas to Coach BTS Practice Thursday, June 16
  45. Truman Crowns Three Individuals, Brooklyn Tech Claims Team Title at 2016 PSAL Girls Wrestling Championships
  46. BTS, UPS to Hold June 8 Job Fair for Students, Parents, Coaches
  47. Beat the Streets 2016 Benefit a Smashing Success in Times Square
  48. Trials and New Courses at Girls' Body Bar Tournament in Irving, TX
  49. Beat the Streets College Combine Connects NYC Kids to Higher Ed Opportunities
  50. United in the Square Streaming Live on FloWrestling
  51. Nearly Sixty BTS Kids Show Off Skills at NY Freestyle and Greco States
  52. 2016 Olympian Robby Smith to Emcee Beat the Streets Event in Times Square Thursday
  53. Beat the Streets Announces Youth Match-Ups with Baltimore, Philadelphia for Annual Gala
  54. USA Junior stars Fix, McKee, Hall, and Valencia to wrestle Iranians at Beat the Streets on May 19
  55. BTS Head Girls Coach Jacque Davis Profiled by Excelle Sports
  56. Beat the Streets Announces Man of the Year Award for Kyle Snyder and Lifetime Achievement Award for Ray Lewis among 2016 Benefit Award Winners
  57. 2016 Gotham City Girls' Open Results
  58. USA Olympians Burroughs, Cox and Bisek receive international opponents for Beat the Streets “United In The Square,” in Times Square on May 19
  59. BTS Kids Qualify for Fargo at Northeast Regionals
  60. First BTS College Combine to Connect Student-Athletes with Higher Education
  61. 100 Days Out: The Road to Rio Pre-Olympic Celebration in Times Square on Weds., April 27
  62. 2016 Benefit to be Streamed Live on FloWrestling
  63. Third Annual Gotham City Girl's Open Tournament Set for May 7 - 8
  64. Ray Brinzer to Coach at BTS Spring Break Training Camp Scheduled for April 25th- April 29th
  65. Marcus Mendoza: Giving His All, on Stage and on the Mat
  66. BTS Girls Perform and Place at Revolution in Springfield Tournament
  67. 'From the Basement to the Penthouse': W.C. Bryant Wrestling's Path to the Championships
  68. Wearing the Orange - Positive Reinforcement Improves Sportsmanship in NYC
  69. BTS Alumni Give Back as Coaches at Successful Boys Club Tournament
  70. Girls Raise Each Other to New Heights at OKC Folkstyle Nationals
  71. John Bowne Rising: How a Coach and a Wrestler Revitalized Their Program
  72. John Bowne Rising: How a Coach and a Wrestler Revitalized Their Program
  73. BTS Girl Wrestlers Excel and Bond at Mohawk Valley Tournament
  74. 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
  75. Josh Antoine and Deuly Espinal, All-Americans and Beat the Streets Alumni
  76. First Step into the Circle Tournament a Major Success
  77. John Hughes Clinic Set for Wed., March 16
  78. Beat the Streets Announces New Executive Director
  79. At Youth States, BTS Kids Noted as Top Placers and Good Sports
  80. Women’s Wrestling Week: Each One Bring One
  81. Beat the Streets Regular Places at States
  82. BTSNY Wrestlers Make a Strong Showing at Youth States Qualifier
  83. 2016 PSAL Invididual Championships - Winners and Brackets
  84. Bronx Science Wins Inaugural PSAL Blended Wrestling Championships
  85. Read all about the PSAL's new Blended Wrestling League in the New York Times!
  86. Cross-team Comradery In Abundance at 2016 Mayors Cup
  87. Top Four Seeds Advance to PSAL Blended Wrestling League Semifinals - NFHS Network to Livestream Finals
  88. BTSNY Coach Davis Says Managing Expectations is About Incremental Goals
  89. PSAL Dual Meet Championships Kick Off Championship Month
  90. Final Brackets and Team Scores - 2016 Mayors Cup
  91. Bronx Science is the Top Seed Heading into the PSAL Girls & Boys Wrestling Playoffs
  92. 2016 NYC Mayor's Cup Rescheduled for SATURDAY, Jan 30
  93. NYC Wrestlers Show Grit at Eastern States Classic
  94. BTS Middle School Grapplers Compete in Garden State Classic
  95. Support BTSNY Alumni at Columbia Dual Meets this Saturday
  96. Beat The Streets Winter Break Training Camp with Coach Hrovat a Huge Success
  97. 2016 Benefit Donations
  98. TD Securities - Underwriting Hope
  99. Bryant Wrestling Team Travels to United States Military Academy
  100. Wrestling Builds Confidence and You Can Help!
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