Beat The Streets - New York City Wrestling

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...

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

More Articles...

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