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Nearly 20 Beat the Streets student-athletes trekked to East Stroudsburg University this weekend to compete at the 2018 Phil Portuese Northeast Regional Championships. The event served as a qualifier for the largest wrestling competition in the world - the U.S. Marine Corps Cadet & Junior Nationals Championships in Fargo, N.D. this July – and 12 BTSNY wrestlers punched a ticket to Fargo. 

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FloWrestling selected to live stream the highly anticipated event for the fourth consecutive year

NEW YORK -- FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, today announced an agreement with Beat The Streets Wrestling to air its annual Beat The Streets New York City event on Thursday, May 17, at Pier 17/Seaport District NYC in lower Manhattan. Coverage will be available live and on-demand exclusively on FloWrestling for the fourth consecutive year.

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Five-time World and Olympic champion Burroughs will face two-time World champion and Olympic medalist Chamizo in a special showdown; remaining Beat the Streets lineups will be announced shortly

NEW YORK– Two of the greatest wrestlers in the sport, Jordan Burroughs of the United States and Frank Chamizo of Italy, will compete in the headliner super match at the Beat the Streets Annual Benefit May 17 at Pier 17/Seaport District NYC in lower Manhattan. Coverage will be available live and on-demand exclusively on FloWrestling.

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A national organization to support Beat the Streets city programs around the United States officially launched during the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in Cleveland, Ohio (March 15-17).

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The momentum that Beat the Streets wrestlers created during last week’s Spring Break Training Camp carried over into the weekend as two groups of BTSNY kids took part in a pair of additional training trips in Westchester and Nassau counties before returning to classes.

Read more: BTSNY Visits Nassau CC & GPS Wrestling

While the majority of New York City students were relaxing during Spring Break this week, more than 160 Beat the Streets kids converged on the Bayard-Rustin Education Complex (BREC) in Manhattan to take part in BTSNY’s annual Spring Break Training Camp from April 2-5.

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Beat the Streets has been selected as one of eight recipients of the 11th Annual NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) Sports Business Society Awards, the NYUSPS Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport announced over the weekend.

Read more: Beat The Streets To Be Honored By NYU

Over the weekend (March 23-25), Beat the Streets, led by BTS Junior League Director Penn Gottfried and Eagle Academy coach John McGarry, took a group of 25 middle school and high school wrestlers to Virginia Beach, Va. to compete at the 29th Annual National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) Nationals tournament at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.

Read more: BTSNY Sends Twenty-Five To NHSCA Nationals

Beat thStreetis pleased to announce that Olympic gold medalist Helen Maroulis has joined the New York staff as a Student-Athlete Mentor and Coach EducatorMaroulis has been involved with BTSNY for years and has decided to form a significantly more engaged partnership with the organization to work directly with the program's youth.

Read more: Olympic Gold Medalist Helen Maroulis Joins...

 Photo Credit: Justin Hoch |; More of Justin's photography from 2018 SITC can be found on our Facebook page here


The Third Annual Beat the Streets Cliff Keen Step Into the Circle took place on Sunday, March 11 at 26 Bridge in DUMBO, Brooklyn. This year's adult wrestling tournament was the most successful yet, raising $61,365! Teams were made up of recent BTS alumni, former NCAA All-Americans, and wrestlers who haven't wrestled competitively in decades. The top fundraising team was Team UPS ($11,530) and the top fundraising individual was Yoshi Nakamura ($7,344), who was representing Team UPenn. 

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On Sunday, March 11, 44 Junior League wrestlers headed to Johnson City Middle School for the 2018 USAW Youth State Championships. 

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Team USA vs Team Japan at the 2018 BTS Benefit, featuring Tamyra Mensah (USA) dec. Miwa Morikawa (Japan). Photography by Stephen Alvarado

Strongest Women’s Team From Africa Will Become First From The Continent To Compete At Beat The Streets

Read more: Nigerian Women’s Wrestlers To Compete vs. USA...

On Sunday, March 4, 80 Junior League wrestlers headed to Bayshore High School for the Youth State Southern Super Regional, which is a qualifying tournament for the Youth State tournament next weekend. Beat the Streets had 28 out of 80 boys qualify for the State tournament. Of the boys who qualified, Amir Avazov of David A. Boody took 1st in the Novice Division, while Mikey Adams of Lions Wrestling Club, Isaias Torres of Upper Ten Eyck, and Alex Semenenko of David A. Boody all took 1st in the Schoolboy Division. Girls didn't participate in this tournament since they automatically qualified for the Girls Folkstyle Youth State Championships, which is also taking place next weekend. 

Read more: Strong Performances at Southern Super Regional...

Credit for all photos in this article go to Gotham City Wrestling's Instagram account, @gothamcitywrestling

NYC wrestlers used this past weekend to demonstrate what they're made of. From Friday, February 23 to Saturday, February 24, the city's top performers competed in the NYSPHSAA Boy's High School State Championships at the Times Union Center in Albany and the National Prep Championships at Lehigh University.  

Read more: NYC Wrestlers Make the City Proud at NYS...

On Sunday, February 18, 60 BTSNY youth competed in the 1st Annual Harlem Jets Tournament, which was held at Riverbank State Park. Coach Eric Palmer of the Harlem Jets was the mastermind and organizer behind this tournament, which attracted over 200 youth wrestlers. 

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Photo credit: Nikki Macaluso

On Saturday, February 17, 95 girls from across the state competed in the PSAL Girls State Championships, which was held at Harry S. Truman High School. This championship was held for all girls from 9th-12th grades who are weight certified and wrestled during the winter on a boys team. The tournament was sponsored by the Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL), one of the four High School Athletics governing bodies in the state of New York, making it the first sanctioned New York Girls State Wrestling Tournament.  

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BTSNY kids attended two collegiate dual meets this past weekend.

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On Friday, February 16, seven BTS student-athletes headed to Columbia University for a comprehensive college visit. 

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Select American Stars To Take On International Squad At Newly-Renovated Pier 17 In Ninth Annual Event; Youth Wrestlers And High School Wrestlers Take The Mat; Benefit Celebration Follows

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From Thursday, February 8 to Sunday, February 11, four current BTSNY girls and one recent alum went to Wyoming Seminary in Kingston, PA to attend a USAW Developmental Camp. The following five athletes trained at the camp: Hailey Cancelleri (senior at Curtis High School), Nia Crosdale (senior at Truman High School), Natalie Dunn (sophomore at College of Staten Island High School), Alessandra Elliott (7th grader at Tottenville), and Katrin Pokalyukhin (freshman at Stevens Tech/recent Brooklyn Tech alumna).

Read more: BTSNY Girls Train at USAW Developmental Camp

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  1. 56 Junior League Wrestlers Take on King and Queen of the Mountaineer Tournament in West Orange
  2. Register for PSAL Girls State Championships, The First of its Kind in New York State
  3. Registration is OPEN for the 2018 Cliff Keen Gotham City Girl’s Open!
  4. Riveting Matches at the 2018 Mayor's Cup Cliff Keen Wrestling Championships AND Junior League All-Star Match
  5. 8 BTS student-athletes visit NYU
  6. Six from NYC medal at the Eastern States Classic
  7. 40 BTS middle school wrestlers battle it out at the Matthew P. Sapolin Memorial Islip Tournament
  8. Four BTS girls bring home Shogun Championship Samurai Swords
  9. Another Big Win for the Junior League, This Time at Somers Youth Wrestling Tournament
  10. Register for 1st Annual Harlem Jets Wrestling Tournament
  11. 150 BTSNY Student-Athletes Keep Their Skills Sharp at 2017 Winter Break Training Camp
  12. Ashley Gomez Accepted to King University!
  13. 21 BTSNY Wrestlers Attend Camp and My House Open At Wyoming Seminary
  14. Team BTSNY Wins the Par-Troy Wrestling Club Holiday Duals
  15. Close Matches and Great Sportsmanship at The 2017 Junior League City Championships
  16. Impressive Performances at the Second Junior League Tournament of the Season
  17. 13 BTSNY Wrestlers Compete in FLCW Dual Meet Championships
  18. Three BTSNY Senior Wrestlers Make Weekend Visits to Wrestling Colleges
  19. 45 BTSNY Wrestlers Learn Technique from Royce Alger and Valentin Kalika
  20. 26 BTSNY Student-Athletes Visit Nassau Community College
  21. BTS Wrestlers From Different Chapters Connect and Learn at 2017 NWCA All-Star Classics
  22. Beat The Streets Needs You To Volunteer!
  23. BTSNY Youth Wrestlers Attend Kyle Snyder Clinic and TCNJ High School Open
  24. First Junior League Tournament of the Season Energizes Wrestlers
  25. Five BTSNY Athletes Compete in the First Girls Division of Super 32
  26. Coach Jacque Teaches Clinic at BTS Detroit
  27. Hundreds of Junior League Wrestlers Hosted at High Schools for First Match Night of Season
  28. 40 BTSNY Youth Bond and Hone Skills at Danbury
  29. 24 BTSNY Youth Visit Iowa Style Wrestling Club for College Combine and Clinic With Olympic Coach
  30. Coaches, Parents, and Youth Excited for the Year After BTS Junior League Kickoffs
  31. Columbus Day Weekend Packed with Duals and Rutgers Visit
  32. 44 Student-Athletes Attend First College Prep & Clinic
  33. Petrides to Host Steeplechase Open on October 14th
  34. $10,000 Raised at 2017 Tailgates & Tonics!
  35. 2017-2018 College Visit Lineup Kicks Off with Hofstra University and Stevens Technical Institute
  36. BTSNY Coaches Learn Mindset, Philosophy, and Technique at 2nd Annual Coaches Seminar
  37. What Will You Get Out of Your Neighborhood Training Center? Your Summer Wrestling Scholarship for Starters
  38. Apply for BTS Junior League Team!
  39. Apply for a Free SHSAT Prep Program Through BTS!
  40. Five BTSNY Youth Intern at Varonis This Summer
  41. John Martin-- BTSNY Summer Intern, Future Coach and Educator
  42. Beat the Streets National – Executive Director Search
  43. Two New Youth Wrestling Opportunities Coming This September!
  44. BTSNY Youth Wrestlers Take Advantage of 2017 Big Apple Games
  45. Fishing, Kayaking, and Top-Notch Wrestling: 118 BTSNY Youth Participate in Cornell Camp
  46. Join us On August 26 for the World Wrestling Championship Finals!
  47. Big Apple Games Wrestling – Borough Battle Set for Friday August 4th
  48. Justin Ebron, Determined Student-Athlete Discusses Wrestling and Summer@Brown
  49. 2017 Bill Claps Scholarship Recipients Announced
  50. Five BTSNY Wrestlers Achieve All American Honors at 2017 Fargo!
  51. Determined to Win: Joseph Roy's Battle Against Osteosarcoma
  52. Want to Become a NYC Wrestling Official? Certification Courses Begin on Tuesday, September 12th
  53. Good Luck to BTS Wrestlers in Fargo!
  54. 2017 TOP Camp Exemplifies Everything BTS is About
  55. BTSNY Impact Report
  56. Katherine Turchin is Heading Across the Pond to Oxford University!
  57. Zanetti Teaches Final Life Skills Workshop of the Year to 73 BTSNY Youth
  58. Coach Hamm Teaches "Internet Responsibility" to 42 BTSNY Youth
  59. Hudson Taylor Teaches 56 Student-Athletes the Importance of Being an Ally
  60. 2017 Benefit Film on History and Impact of Beat the Streets
  61. 17 BTSNY Girls Train, Camp, and Compete by the Hudson River
  62. 65 BTSNY Youth Gain Greater Understanding of Communicating With Law Enforcement
  63. UPS Equips BTSNY Youth with Job Readiness Skills
  64. Four BTSNY Wrestlers Place At Women's National Championships in Irving, Texas
  65. 45 Student-Athletes Meet College Coaches at BTS College Combine
  66. Exciting Performances by BTSNY Wrestlers at the NYS Freestyle and Greco Championships
  67. Tottenville to Host Fundraising Wrestling Tournament “Under The Lights” on June 3rd
  68. 2017 Beat the Streets Benefit Rakes in $1.2 Million, a Great Fundraising Success for NYC Youth Wrestling
  69. East Meets West As Team USA Wrestlers Dominate Over Japan In Times Square
  70. Olympic Champions Maroulis, Snyder and Burroughs fuel U.S. over international foes at Beat the Streets Benefit in Times Square
  71. Truman Dominates Under the Bright Lights of Times Square, Claims 2017 PSAL Girls Wrestling Championship
  72. Truman Runs Away With the Team Title at the 2017 PSAL Girls Wrestling Tournament
  73. 2017 Beat The Streets Benefit To Stream Live On FloWrestling Wednesday, May 17
  74. Three NYC Girls Selected To Compete In Youth Match-Ups At Beat The Streets Benefit
  75. Olympian Elena Pirozhkova to guest commentate the 2017 PSAL Girls Wrestling Championships
  76. Dr. Coyte Cooper Encourages Goal-Setting and "Goal-Accomplishing" for Life Skills
  77. Six NYC Boys Selected To Compete In Youth Match-Ups At Beat The Streets Benefit
  78. Truman snags the top seed in the 2017 PSAL Girls Freestyle Championships – Finals will take place in Times Square
  79. Olympic Champions Snyder, Burroughs Lead Strong Men’s Team Against Japan At Beat The Streets Benefit
  80. Congratulations to our 2017 Beat the Streets Award Winners!
  81. Victoria Anthony, Tamyra Mensah Join Olympic Champion Helen Maroulis In USA Vs. Japan Beat The Streets Benefit In Times Square
  82. 11 BTSNY Wrestlers Qualify at Northeast Regionals for Fargo
  83. Pearl Fletcher, Future NYC Educator and BTS Coach in Our Midst
  84. 385 Competitors, 19 States, Three Countries-- 2017 Gotham City Girls Open Championship was Overflowing with Talent
  85. Olympic Champion Helen Maroulis To Wrestle In USA Vs. Japan Beat The Streets Benefit In Times Square
  86. Gotham City Girls Open This Weekend!
  87. Spring Break Training Camp: Four Days of Training, Three Life Skills, One Olympian-led Clinic
  88. Youth Competitively Improve in Freestyle and Greco at South Plainfield Developmental
  89. World Champion Logan Stieber To Participate In USA Vs. Japan Beat The Streets Benefit In Times Square
  90. 2017 Beat the Streets Awards Nomination Form Released!
  91. BTSNY Girls take Second at Revolution in Springfield, All 12 place
  92. Joe Eassa, 2017 Double-Goal Coach Award National Winner
  93. BTSNY Wrestlers Go National, NHSCA Nationals Virginia Beach and OKC Girls Folkstyle Nationals
  94. Japanese Olympian, World Champions Selected To Take On USA Men’s And Women’s Wrestlers May 17 At Beat the Streets Annual Benefit In Times Square
  95. Jam-packed Weekend: Boys at Youth States and Girls at Mohawk Valley International AND Folkstyle State Championships
  96. 2017 Step Into the Circle, a Great Support for Youth Wrestling
  97. USA Men’s And Women’s Wrestlers To Face International Power Japan In New York City’s Times Square May 17 for Beat the Streets Annual Benefit
  98. 19 Young Wrestlers Will Continue to the Youth NYS Championships!
  99. Student-Athletes Learn Computer Literacy for March Life Skills
  100. PSAL Wrestling Team Enjoys State Tournament BBQ
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