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Beat the Streets is now accepting Junior League team applications for the 2017-2018 academic year. BTS will be sponsoring two Junior League seasons this coming year—the fall season will run from October 2nd to December 17th and the spring season will run from January 8th to March 31st.  

Read more: Apply for BTS Junior League Team!

Thanks to the support of the New York Community Trust, the Heisman Trophy Youth Development Fund, and the DeWitt Wallace Fund for Youth, Beat the Streets will be implementing the "High School Beginnings Program." As a part of the "High School Beginnings Program", a larger effort to support Junior League wrestlers, coaches, and parents with navigating the high school admissions process, Beat the Streets will be offering a free Specialized High School Test (SHSAT) preparation program.  

Read more: Apply for a Free SHSAT Prep Program Through BTS!

In a recent partnership with Varonis Systems, Inc., five BTS youth participated in a new internship opportunity where they had the ability to gain real life skills, as well insight into various departments that make up an organization, helping put them on a road map for success. They rotated through five departments within the company including Marketing, Information Technology, Human Resources, Sales, and Finance. From Monday, July 17 to Friday, August 11, Noorshifa Arssath (University of Massachusetts Amherst, freshman), Shabab Khan (Hunter College, freshman), Yusif Noori (Robert F. Kennedy Community HS, senior), Serjey Thomas (Hunter College, freshman), and Chad Williams (Buffalo State College, sophomore) interned three to five days a week. During their time at the Varonis Headquarters, they gained relevant professional experiences and acute focus for their futures.  

Read more: Five BTSNY Youth Intern at Varonis This Summer

This summer, Beat the Streets New York, tried a new venture—bringing on a summer intern who is a college wrestler and education major from outside New York. For this pilot program, BTSNY recruited John Martin, a senior and wrestler at Cleveland State University, for the immersive learning experience that further developed his youth coaching skills. From Monday, July 3 to Friday, August 11, Beat the Streets provided a living stipend and housing, while Martin threw himself completely into NYC youth wrestling. 

Read more: John Martin-- BTSNY Summer Intern, Future Coach...

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Beat the Streets National is hiring an Executive Director.

Read more: Beat the Streets National – Executive Director...

This coming September, budding youth wrestlers as young as four years old will have two new youth wrestling opportunities in NYC -- The Manny Cantor Center and Metro Mat Cats.

Read more: Two New Youth Wrestling Opportunities Coming...

From Monday, July 10 to Friday, August 4, the PSAL Big Apple Games took place across all five boroughs, providing quality wrestling opportunities to boys and girls of all ages. The host sites were Benjamin Cardozo (Queens), Eagle Academy (Bronx), James Madison (Brooklyn), Tottenville (Staten Island), Petrides (Staten Island), and Seward Park (Manhattan). The coaches were Christopher Milani, Jonathan Khoury,  Steven Santimauro, John Cichon, David Olah, and Sean Coffin, respectively. Approximately 174 youth wrestlers attended at least one site every day, with approximately 20 kids per session.

Read more: BTSNY Youth Wrestlers Take Advantage of 2017...

From Saturday, July 29 to Wednesday, August 2, 118 BTSNY youth wrestlers made the trip to Camp Maple Lake in Forksville, Pennsylvania for Cornell Coach Rob Koll's C Brand Competition and Technique Camp. For kids who met their 5 and 5 requirements this past year, five Life Skills Workshops and five volunteer service hours, Cornell Camp was an opportunity to be exposed to some of the best coaching in the nation while having fun. 

Read more: Fishing, Kayaking, and Top-Notch Wrestling: 118...

Join us on Saturday, August 26th, at 1:00 PM at Hudson Station to watch the World Wrestling Championship Finals live!  Bar specials will be available. 

Saturday's Weight Classes include 74-65-70-97kg.

Team USA
70kg: James Green 
97kg: Kyle Snyder 


We hope to see you there!

The Big Apple Games Wrestling will end the summer season on Friday, August 4th with the Borough Battle Dual Meet Tournament at Seward Park Campus (350 Grand Street, Manhattan). Student-athletes are encouraged to form their own teams, but are also welcome to just show up, in which case they will be placed on a team. All team members must live in the same NYC Borough.

Read more: Big Apple Games Wrestling – Borough Battle Set...

From June 22-July 7, Justin Ebron, a junior at Eagle Academy for Young Men in the Bronxparticipated in a two-week program, "Summer@Brown." While at Brown UniversityEbron took a media psychology course as a way to broaden his understanding of the psychological impact media has on people, groups, and cultures. 

Read more: Justin Ebron, Determined Student-Athlete...


New Utrecht’s Konrad Brzoska and Townsend Harris’s Alexis Sarabia have been selected as the recipients of the 2017 Bill Claps Scholarship.

Read more: 2017 Bill Claps Scholarship Recipients Announced

From Friday, July 14 to Saturday, July 22, BTSNY sent 34 qualifying boys and girls to compete at the National Championships at the FargoDome in Fargo, ND. The qualifying youth wrestlers, all of whom are listed here, range from rising sophomores to recent high school graduates. They wrestled at the Cadet and Junior age levels of Freestyle and Greco-Roman divisions, with the girls competing in duals, as well. Additional boys and girls from all over the state joined our NYC wrestlers to make up Team New York. 

Read more: Five BTSNY Wrestlers Achieve All American...

Joseph Roy, BTS and Edward R. Murrow wrestling alumni, began his freshman year at Johnson & Wales this past fall. In the classroom, he was pursuing culinary arts, as well as some basic math and science requirements. In the wrestling room, he was showing up everyday, practically forcing a place for himself on the team through sheer determination. "loved every second of it,said Roy. He was always happy to be in the room and loved everything about it.  

Read more: Determined to Win: Joseph Roy's Battle Against...

July 17th, 2017, New York City – The New York City Wrestling Officials Association is encouraging individuals interested in becoming a Wrestling Official to register for the fall candidate training. Candidate classes will begin on Tuesday, September 12th from 6:00-8:30pm. The classes run on continuous Tuesdays (September 12, 19, 26 and October 3, 10, 17 24). There are also 2 practicums (dates to be determined).

Read more: Want to Become a NYC Wrestling Official?...

It's that time of year again! From today, July 14, to next Saturday, July 22,  wrestlers from New York City will be facing off against competition from across the country in the USMC Cadet & Junior National Championships in Fargo, ND, known to the wrestling world as the Fargo tournament. 

Read more: Good Luck to BTS Wrestlers in Fargo!

From Wednesday, July 5 to Saturday, July 8, 250 BTSNY youth trekked from all over the city to Seward Park Campus for the first Top of the Podium (TOP) Camp that has taken place in the city.  This 4-day camp was coed, with boys and girls ranging from 5th through 12th grade. Each day included two wrestling sessions for each group, Life Skills workshops for middle and high schoolers, lunch, which was provided to the youth wrestlers everyday, and a recreation session.   

Read more: 2017 TOP Camp Exemplifies Everything BTS is About

Eleven years ago, a small group of passionate wrestlers had a vision centered around the idea that if the lessons learned on the wrestling mat-- a strong work ethic, grit, perseverance, self-reliance, humility-- are applied to other areas of life, then so much more can be achieved in a lifetime. With humble beginnings that included a combined total of 26 programs in both high school and middle school, we at BTSNY are proud of the efforts that all of our supporters have provided to lead Beat the Streets to where it is today, including a total of 55 middle school programs, 67 boys high school programs, 26 girls programs for what is the first of its kind in the US, a girls only high school wrestling league, and 11 Blended League teams, a pioneering coed program where boys and girls compete together, not as opponents but as teammates.

Read more: BTSNY Impact Report

Katherine Turchin, a recent graduate and wrestler of Hunter College High School (HCHS), will be heading across the pond to Oxford University this fall.  

Read more: Katherine Turchin is Heading Across the Pond to...

On Friday, June 23, 73 BTSNY student-athletes attended the final Life Skills Workshop of the year. "Sports Psychology" was taught by Gene Zannetti, co-founder of Wrestling Mindset. Zanetti taught student- athletes how to view seemingly impossible, daunting, and scary tasks as exciting and possible to accomplish. 

Read more: Zanetti Teaches Final Life Skills Workshop of...

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  1. Coach Hamm Teaches "Internet Responsibility" to 42 BTSNY Youth
  2. Hudson Taylor Teaches 56 Student-Athletes the Importance of Being an Ally
  3. 2017 Benefit Film on History and Impact of Beat the Streets
  4. 17 BTSNY Girls Train, Camp, and Compete by the Hudson River
  5. 65 BTSNY Youth Gain Greater Understanding of Communicating With Law Enforcement
  6. UPS Equips BTSNY Youth with Job Readiness Skills
  7. Four BTSNY Wrestlers Place At Women's National Championships in Irving, Texas
  8. 45 Student-Athletes Meet College Coaches at BTS College Combine
  9. Exciting Performances by BTSNY Wrestlers at the NYS Freestyle and Greco Championships
  10. Tottenville to Host Fundraising Wrestling Tournament “Under The Lights” on June 3rd
  11. 2017 Beat the Streets Benefit Rakes in $1.2 Million, a Great Fundraising Success for NYC Youth Wrestling
  12. East Meets West As Team USA Wrestlers Dominate Over Japan In Times Square
  13. Olympic Champions Maroulis, Snyder and Burroughs fuel U.S. over international foes at Beat the Streets Benefit in Times Square
  14. Truman Dominates Under the Bright Lights of Times Square, Claims 2017 PSAL Girls Wrestling Championship
  15. Truman Runs Away With the Team Title at the 2017 PSAL Girls Wrestling Tournament
  16. 2017 Beat The Streets Benefit To Stream Live On FloWrestling Wednesday, May 17
  17. Three NYC Girls Selected To Compete In Youth Match-Ups At Beat The Streets Benefit
  18. Olympian Elena Pirozhkova to guest commentate the 2017 PSAL Girls Wrestling Championships
  19. Dr. Coyte Cooper Encourages Goal-Setting and "Goal-Accomplishing" for Life Skills
  20. Six NYC Boys Selected To Compete In Youth Match-Ups At Beat The Streets Benefit
  21. Truman snags the top seed in the 2017 PSAL Girls Freestyle Championships – Finals will take place in Times Square
  22. Olympic Champions Snyder, Burroughs Lead Strong Men’s Team Against Japan At Beat The Streets Benefit
  23. Congratulations to our 2017 Beat the Streets Award Winners!
  24. Victoria Anthony, Tamyra Mensah Join Olympic Champion Helen Maroulis In USA Vs. Japan Beat The Streets Benefit In Times Square
  25. 11 BTSNY Wrestlers Qualify at Northeast Regionals for Fargo
  26. Pearl Fletcher, Future NYC Educator and BTS Coach in Our Midst
  27. 385 Competitors, 19 States, Three Countries-- 2017 Gotham City Girls Open Championship was Overflowing with Talent
  28. Olympic Champion Helen Maroulis To Wrestle In USA Vs. Japan Beat The Streets Benefit In Times Square
  29. Gotham City Girls Open This Weekend!
  30. Spring Break Training Camp: Four Days of Training, Three Life Skills, One Olympian-led Clinic
  31. Youth Competitively Improve in Freestyle and Greco at South Plainfield Developmental
  32. World Champion Logan Stieber To Participate In USA Vs. Japan Beat The Streets Benefit In Times Square
  33. 2017 Beat the Streets Awards Nomination Form Released!
  34. BTSNY Girls take Second at Revolution in Springfield, All 12 place
  35. Joe Eassa, 2017 Double-Goal Coach Award National Winner
  36. BTSNY Wrestlers Go National, NHSCA Nationals Virginia Beach and OKC Girls Folkstyle Nationals
  37. 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
  38. Jam-packed Weekend: Boys at Youth States and Girls at Mohawk Valley International AND Folkstyle State Championships
  39. 2017 Step Into the Circle, a Great Support for Youth Wrestling
  40. 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
  41. 19 Young Wrestlers Will Continue to the Youth NYS Championships!
  42. Student-Athletes Learn Computer Literacy for March Life Skills
  43. PSAL Wrestling Team Enjoys State Tournament BBQ
  44. Nunez Becomes First PSAL Wrestler to Win a Division 1 State Wrestling Championship
  45. Wrestling Mindset Seminar for BTS Coaches Just in Time for States
  46. Maria Falzone Gives Sex-Ed Lecture for February Life Skills
  47. Brooklyn Tech Holds Off Petrides to Claim 2017 PSAL Boys Wrestling Championship
  48. Bronx Science Claims 2017 Blended League Wrestling Championships
  49. Live Stream of the PSAL Blended League Championships, Tues 6:30 PM
  50. NYC City Championships See Local Winners Off to States
  51. PSAL Wrestling Championship Weekend – Div 1 Finals to be Livestreamed Sunday, 3:30
  52. For Student-Athlete Rieanna Duncan, an Accomplishment: The NYT Scholarship Semifinals
  53. Sabrina Cheng, Townsend Harris Senior and BTS Wrestler, is MIT-bound!
  54. 2nd Annual Step Into the Circle Adult Wrestling Tournament Announced!
  55. At Stevens vs. NYU Dual, NYC Kids Watch and Learn from Top College Contenders
  56. PSAL Wrestling Dual Meet Championship Brackets Released
  57. 2017 NYC Mayor's Cup--Battle for Best in the City
  58. Hoboken Youth Tournament— a Promising Experiment through Edge Hoboken Partnership
  59. NYC Wrestlers Compete at Eastern States Classic, Nunez Becomes Champ of 99 lbs
  60. The NYC Mayor’s Wrestling Championship is less than 10 days away! Watch the finals LIVE on Facebook
  61. BTSNY teams up with The Door for Life Skills: SAT Prep
  62. Simon Chee: NYC Student-Athlete Set to Wrestle for Wesleyan
  63. 2017 Gotham City Girls Open Championship Registration Now Up and Gear Info Announced
  64. Wrestlers Perez, Diforte Receive PSAL Scholar Athlete Awards
  65. Young Wrestlers Shed Blood and Sweat at BTS Winter Break Training Camp
  66. BTS Life Skills Class Teaches Young NYC Wrestlers How to Make Good Decisions
  67. NYC Coaches Learn Moves and Systems at BTS Seminar
  68. Nunez leads PSAL Wrestling Contingent at the Sal Difazio Holiday Tournament
  69. Hard Work Pays: BTS Alumnus Joseph Roy Wrestles at Johnson and Wales
  70. BTS Junior League Wrestlers Begin “Students In Action” Training Through Jefferson Awards Foundation Partnership
  71. BTS Launches College Clinic Series with NYU vs Hunter Matchup
  72. BTS Wrestlers Saluted at Long Beach Gladiator Tournament
  73. Gotham City Girls Open Returns to NYC, April 22-23
  74. Bryant Winter Dual Classic Promises Excitement, Dec 3-4
  75. Jaden Olivier: Wrestling and Leading at an Early Age
  76. BTS Rocks the World's Most Famous Arena at Grapple at the Garden
  77. NYC Kids Witness Top College Wrestling at Princeton-Rutgers Dual
  78. BTS Student-Athletes Push Through and Complete Spartan Edge Race
  79. BTS Life Skills Class Teaches NYC Kids Time Management Skills
  80. Kids show competitive advances in Junior League City Championships
  81. Uzbek Student-Athletes Stick Together at Cunningham Junior High
  82. BTS Welcomes Jeff Marsh as Chapter Relations Coordinator
  83. BTS Board Member Hooman 'Mo' Tavakolian to be Inducted into National Wrestling Hall of Fame
  84. The Wrestling Motto: Life Lessons from Wrestler and Future Doctor Ahmed Elsayed
  85. NYC Wrestlers Score Top Spots at Danbury Tournament
  86. BTSNY Welcomes New Training Center Coordinator Jaime Gray
  87. NYC Kids Learn about Nutrition at BTS Life Skills Class
  88. BTSNY App Free to Download in Apple App Store
  89. Melanie Lalman: A Multi-Talented Wrestler Teaches Kids Karate
  90. Italian Olympian Michele Liuzzi Teaches BTS Clinic
  91. BTS Seminar Brings New Skills to NYC Coaches
  92. BTS Announces Middle School to High School Festivals
  93. BTS Launches New Life Skills Program with College Access Workshop
  94. BTS Kids on the Rise at Columbus Day Duals
  95. William Yee: A New Coach, Inspired to Give Back
  96. BTS Coach Jacque Davis Accompanies Girls US World Team to Nation of Georgia
  97. BTS Wrestler Experiences Culture in Dominican Republic
  98. Harvard Wrestling's Jesse Jantzen Joins BTS Board
  99. BTS Board Member Hooman 'Mo' Tavakolian Profiled in InterMat Wrestling
  100. BTS Team Shows Vigor at Waterway Duals Tournament
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