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USA Wrestling’s article “Managing Expectations for Young Wrestlers," by Matt Krumrie, quoted BTS Head Girls Coach Jacque Davis. Read the article here:  

The high school wresting season starts to reach its crescendo with a series of championships—team dual meet championships, individual championships, state tournament qualifiers and the pinnacle, the New York State Wrestling Championships.  The 2016 PSAL Boys Wrestling Dual Meet Championships kick off with the preliminary round on Tuesday, February 2nd.  The Quarterfinal Round will be Thursday, February 4th, and the Semifinals and Championships are scheduled for Wednesday, February 10th.  The high seed will host throughout. 

Read more: PSAL Dual Meet Championships Kick Off...

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The 2016 PSAL Girls & Boys Wrestling Dual Meet Playoffs kick off with Quarterfinal matches on Tuesday, February 2nd.   The Girls & Boys Wrestling format is in its inaugural year as a PSAL Sport.  Rather than the traditional fifteen  Boys weight classes, the Girls & Boys format features eight  girls' weight classes and eight8 boys' weight classes with each gender’s individual matches contributing to one team score.  This is the first time in the history of the sport of wrestling that a dual gender format will be used to determine a High School Wrestling Dual Meet Team Champion.

Read more: Bronx Science is the Top Seed Heading into the...


6:00PM, Monday, January 25th, 2016

2016 Mayor’s Cup Wrestling Rescheduled for Saturday, January 30th at York College

New York, NY – The 2016 Mayor’s Cup Wrestling Championships, which was postponed last weekend has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 30th. York College in Jamaica Queens will serve as the host location.

Read more: 2016 NYC Mayor's Cup Rescheduled for SATURDAY,...

This past weekend, Beat the Streets sponsored PSAL's annual trip to the Eastern States Classic at Sullivan Community College in Loch Sheldrake, New York. Eastern States is a chance for BTS wrestlers to test their skills against some of the top competition in preparation for the State Tournament at the end of February.

Read more: NYC Wrestlers Show Grit at Eastern States...

This past Sunday, January 17th, a bus of NYC Beat the Streets middle school wrestlers traveled to the heart of New Jersey to compete in the Garden State Classic, held at Princeton High School in Princeton.  Led by BTS coach Jacque Davis, there were 32 BTS wrestlers including three 6th graders. The tournament featured tough New Jersey competition, but the BTS middle schoolers demonstrated they have what it takes.

Read more: BTS Middle School Grapplers Compete in Garden...

Saturday, January 16th at 11 a.m., come check out the Columbia Lions take on the Buffalo Bulls in an exciting dual meet. The event will be a chance to see some high quality wrestling from two impressive programs, both of which include Beat the Streets alumni.

Read more: Support BTSNY Alumni at Columbia Dual Meets...


Beat The Streets NYC welcomed Olympian Andy Hrovat, a 3x NCAA All American and 2008 Olympian, to NYC from December 28th – December 30th for the BTS Winter Break Training Camp.  During the three day camp, an average of nearly 100 BTS wrestlers attended each day as Coach Hrovat worked with both NYC wrestlers and Coaches on the BASE (Battle, Attack, Skill, Exercise) Wrestling method. Coach Hrovat and fellow Olympian Jake Herbert developed the BASE method after spending time training in Russia. The BASE method focuses on physical literacy, and breaks technique into attacks and finishes – getting to a control position and finishing from a control position.

Read more: Beat The Streets Winter Break Training Camp...

Beat the Streets Wrestling is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit that uses wrestling as the vehicle through which young people achieve their full physical, cognitive, and social potential and develop into strong and effective individuals and members of the world. We work with middle and high schools in all five boroughs of New York City. Your donation will help us continue to provide a safe, positive atmosphere in which disadvantaged and at-risk youth can learn the essential life lessons of personal responsibility, physical fitness, education, and teamwork.
Thank you for your support! We are very grateful to TD Securities for choosing Beat the Streets Wrestling as a beneficiary of the 2017 US Region Underwriting Hope Campaign and Auction.


The William C. Bryant Varsity wrestling team, under second year Head Coach Peter Cardone, recently traveled to West Point. On December 16th the Queen’s team, along with Assistant Coach Joe Goetz, traveled to the United State Military Academy, where they were treated to a campus tour lead by the Army Wrestling Coaching Staff and got to watch a full Army Wrestling practice.

Read more: Bryant Wrestling Team Travels to United States...

BTSNY Friends,
Thank you for your past support of Beat the Streets New York. You have made a difference for thousands of New York City kids. As the year comes to a close, we ask that you consider making a donation to BTSNY. Every dollar equals an opportunity for a kid to wrestle and grow.    

Read more: Wrestling Builds Confidence and You Can Help!

"Encouragement, success, feeling a part of a team, always looking for positive outcomes, never giving up, working hard, listening, never being judged, a mentor, courage, confidence, to have someone believe in you - changes lives."

Read more: Seeing is Believing - Watch How BTSNY Supports...

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...

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