Beat The Streets - New York City Wrestling

The 2018 NYC Mayor’s Cup Cliff Keen Wrestling Championships took place this past Saturday, January 20 at Queens College. The Mayor’s Cup was a chance for 240 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: Riveting Matches at the 2018 Mayor's Cup Cliff...

Eight New York City student-athletes participated in a college visit at the prestigious New York University. The visit took place on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and we at Beat the Streets felt that this was a great way to honor the great civil rights activist. Students from Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and the Bronx got the luxury of hearing from the Dean of Admissions himself. Shawn Abbott tailored the admissions education specifically for our group, and it was great to hear directly from the Dean.

Read more: 8 BTS student-athletes visit NYU

New York City Wrestlers, 16 from the PSAL sponsored by BTS, competed very well over the weekend at one of the Northeast’s premiere tournaments, the Eastern States Classic. In 2017, NYC landed four individuals on the podium; this past weekend saw that number climb to six people earning a medal. Seven seemed to be the magic number for the City of New York as five of six individual medal winners from the PSAL, the NYSAIS, and the Catholic School League placed 7th at their respective weight classes. The field was stacked with seven nationally ranked wrestlers from 166 different high schools and six different states. Also, unlike the public-school state championships in Albany next month, this tournament matches competitors from both Divisions I & II against one another.

Read more: Six from NYC medal at the Eastern States Classic

On Sunday, January 14th Beat The Streets brought a squad of 40 wrestlers to the Matthew P. Sapolin Memorial Islip Tournament.  These wrestlers, in grades 1st through 8th hailing from six different schools representing all five boroughs, battled it out in Long Island against some tough competition. 

Read more: 40 BTS middle school wrestlers battle it out at...

On Sunday January 14, 20 BTS girls traveled to Newburgh, NY to compete in the 2018 Shogun Championships. The team of girls, representing four middle schools and six high schools, participated in three different divisions of the tournament: middle school, high school, and the college open. At the end of the day, Team BTS brought home four Championship Samurai Swords, four runners up, and two third placers.

Read more: Four BTS girls bring home Shogun Championship...

On Sunday, January 7, 32 Junior League wrestlers headed to Somers High School for the Somers Youth Wrestling Tournament The Beat the Streets team participated in three of the five brackets: Midget, Novice, and Schoolboy.  While BTS placed third and second in Midget and Novice, respectively, the team had a strong win for the Schoolboy division. This allowed Beat the Streets to win the team championship across all divisions. The overall record for BTS was 75-27. 

Read more: Another Big Win for the Junior League, This...


The 1st Annual Harlem Jets Wrestling Tournament will be held on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Riverbank Park. Weigh-ins will be held on Saturday, February 17 and wrestling begins at 10 AM on Sunday, February 18 for all divisions. All details can be found in the attached flyer. You can register here.

Read more: Register for 1st Annual Harlem Jets Wrestling...

150 student-athletes braved the cold and descended on this year's BTS Winter Break Training Camp, which was held from December 27 to  December 30 at the Bayard Rustin Education Complex in Chelsea. The camp was open to all BTS members from K-12th grades, allowing youth wrestlers from all five boroughs the opportunity to train with one another. Camp included two wrestling sessions a day, ensuring that NYC youth wrestlers are keeping their skills sharp. 

Read more: 150 BTSNY Student-Athletes Keep Their Skills...

Ashley Gomez, a senior at Sunset Park High School, was recently accepted to King University in Bristol, Tennessee.  Prior to her acceptance, Gomez had visited King from November 9-12, a visit she decided to make after speaking to Coach Julia Salata.   

Read more: Ashley Gomez Accepted to King University!

This past weekend, from December 16-17, 21 BTSNY female wrestlers attended the My House Open at the Wyoming Seminary School in Kingston, PA.

Read more: 21 BTSNY Wrestlers Attend Camp and My House...

On Sunday, December 17, Team BTSNY won the Troy Wrestling Club Holiday Duals at Parsippany PAL! Penn Gottfried, Junior League Director, described the win as "a group effort from top to bottom, each athlete contributed to the win." This team was made up of 28 champions from last week's Junior League City Championships.

Read more: Team BTSNY Wins the Par-Troy Wrestling Club...

The 2017 Junior League City Championship was held this past Sunday, December 10, at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. 250 Junior League wrestlers from 32 teams from all five boroughs wrestled in this co-ed competition, the culminating event for the fall Junior League season.  

Read more: Close Matches and Great Sportsmanship at The...

Two Junior League tournaments were held this past Sunday, November 19. Hundreds of Junior League wrestlers headed to Eagle Academy in the Bronx and Edward. R. Murrow High School in Brooklyn.  

Read more: Impressive Performances at the Second Junior...

On Saturday, November 18, 13 female BTSNY wrestlers travelled to Cornell University for the Finger Lakes Wrestling Club (FLWC) Dual Meet Championships. BTSNY placed fifth as a team and went 2-3 for the weekend.   

Read more: 13 BTSNY Wrestlers Compete in FLCW Dual Meet...

Over the past month, some of the most competitive BTSNY senior wrestlers made weekend visits to wrestling colleges. Among the wrestlers were Nighyar "Nya" Calliste (a senior at Edward R. Murrow), Nia Crosdale (senior at Truman High School), and Hailey Cancelleri (senior at Curtis High School). 

Read more: Three BTSNY Senior Wrestlers Make Weekend...

On Sunday, November 12, 45 BTSNY wrestlers trekked to Poly Prep in Brooklyn for clinic sessions with Valentin Kalika and Royce Alger. This day presented youth wrestlers with two amazing opportunities to work with elite coaches, each of whom have their own distinctive wrestling mindsets and styles. The first session was run by Coach Valentin Kalika, a coach at the New York City Regional Training Center (NYC RTC) and a personal coach for Helen Maroulis, Olympic gold medalist and World Champion.  The second session was run by Royce Alger, a 3x NCAA All-American, 3x Big Ten champion, and 2x NCAA National Champion.  Alger spent seven years as an assistant wrestling coach at the University of Iowa. 

Read more: 45 BTSNY Wrestlers Learn Technique from Royce...

On Tuesday, November 7, BTSNY provided lunch and transportation for 26 student-athletes to visit Nassau Community College (NCC). NCC's wrestling room has produced 180 All Americans, 13 national champions, and over a dozen Division I athletes who left with full scholarships. Notably, NCC recently announced the first and only women's college wrestling team in New York State. 

Read more: 26 BTSNY Student-Athletes Visit Nassau...

On Sunday, November 5, 50 BTSNY wrestlers headed to Princeton University to attend the NWCA All-Star Classic. This event presented an opportunity to visit an Ivy League university, learn from NCAA champions and Olympic gold-medalists, and watch elite collegiate wrestling. Additionally, BTS Boston and BTS Providence also attended the event. This allowed for a larger group of approximately 100 BTS kids to connect with each other. 

Read more: BTS Wrestlers From Different Chapters Connect...

Beat The Streets has two big youth wrestling events on the horizon and we are in need of volunteers!

Read more: Beat The Streets Needs You To Volunteer!

On Sunday, October 29, BTSNY kids went to two events outside of the city. 22 boys and girls attended the TCNJ High School Open located at The College of New Jersey. 11 boys attended the Kyle Snyder Clinic and Teague Ryan Benefit at Hofstra. 

Read more: BTSNY Youth Wrestlers Attend Kyle Snyder Clinic...

More Articles...

  1. First Junior League Tournament of the Season Energizes Wrestlers
  2. Five BTSNY Athletes Compete in the First Girls Division of Super 32
  3. Coach Jacque Teaches Clinic at BTS Detroit
  4. Hundreds of Junior League Wrestlers Hosted at High Schools for First Match Night of Season
  5. 40 BTSNY Youth Bond and Hone Skills at Danbury
  6. 24 BTSNY Youth Visit Iowa Style Wrestling Club for College Combine and Clinic With Olympic Coach
  7. Coaches, Parents, and Youth Excited for the Year After BTS Junior League Kickoffs
  8. Columbus Day Weekend Packed with Duals and Rutgers Visit
  9. 44 Student-Athletes Attend First College Prep & Clinic
  10. Petrides to Host Steeplechase Open on October 14th
  11. $10,000 Raised at 2017 Tailgates & Tonics!
  12. 2017-2018 College Visit Lineup Kicks Off with Hofstra University and Stevens Technical Institute
  13. BTSNY Coaches Learn Mindset, Philosophy, and Technique at 2nd Annual Coaches Seminar
  14. What Will You Get Out of Your Neighborhood Training Center? Your Summer Wrestling Scholarship for Starters
  15. Apply for BTS Junior League Team!
  16. Apply for a Free SHSAT Prep Program Through BTS!
  17. Five BTSNY Youth Intern at Varonis This Summer
  18. John Martin-- BTSNY Summer Intern, Future Coach and Educator
  19. Beat the Streets National – Executive Director Search
  20. Two New Youth Wrestling Opportunities Coming This September!
  21. BTSNY Youth Wrestlers Take Advantage of 2017 Big Apple Games
  22. Fishing, Kayaking, and Top-Notch Wrestling: 118 BTSNY Youth Participate in Cornell Camp
  23. Join us On August 26 for the World Wrestling Championship Finals!
  24. Big Apple Games Wrestling – Borough Battle Set for Friday August 4th
  25. Justin Ebron, Determined Student-Athlete Discusses Wrestling and Summer@Brown
  26. 2017 Bill Claps Scholarship Recipients Announced
  27. Five BTSNY Wrestlers Achieve All American Honors at 2017 Fargo!
  28. Determined to Win: Joseph Roy's Battle Against Osteosarcoma
  29. Want to Become a NYC Wrestling Official? Certification Courses Begin on Tuesday, September 12th
  30. Good Luck to BTS Wrestlers in Fargo!
  31. 2017 TOP Camp Exemplifies Everything BTS is About
  32. BTSNY Impact Report
  33. Katherine Turchin is Heading Across the Pond to Oxford University!
  34. Zanetti Teaches Final Life Skills Workshop of the Year to 73 BTSNY Youth
  35. Coach Hamm Teaches "Internet Responsibility" to 42 BTSNY Youth
  36. Hudson Taylor Teaches 56 Student-Athletes the Importance of Being an Ally
  37. 2017 Benefit Film on History and Impact of Beat the Streets
  38. 17 BTSNY Girls Train, Camp, and Compete by the Hudson River
  39. 65 BTSNY Youth Gain Greater Understanding of Communicating With Law Enforcement
  40. UPS Equips BTSNY Youth with Job Readiness Skills
  41. Four BTSNY Wrestlers Place At Women's National Championships in Irving, Texas
  42. 45 Student-Athletes Meet College Coaches at BTS College Combine
  43. Exciting Performances by BTSNY Wrestlers at the NYS Freestyle and Greco Championships
  44. Tottenville to Host Fundraising Wrestling Tournament “Under The Lights” on June 3rd
  45. 2017 Beat the Streets Benefit Rakes in $1.2 Million, a Great Fundraising Success for NYC Youth Wrestling
  46. East Meets West As Team USA Wrestlers Dominate Over Japan In Times Square
  47. Olympic Champions Maroulis, Snyder and Burroughs fuel U.S. over international foes at Beat the Streets Benefit in Times Square
  48. Truman Dominates Under the Bright Lights of Times Square, Claims 2017 PSAL Girls Wrestling Championship
  49. Truman Runs Away With the Team Title at the 2017 PSAL Girls Wrestling Tournament
  50. 2017 Beat The Streets Benefit To Stream Live On FloWrestling Wednesday, May 17
  51. Three NYC Girls Selected To Compete In Youth Match-Ups At Beat The Streets Benefit
  52. Olympian Elena Pirozhkova to guest commentate the 2017 PSAL Girls Wrestling Championships
  53. Dr. Coyte Cooper Encourages Goal-Setting and "Goal-Accomplishing" for Life Skills
  54. Six NYC Boys Selected To Compete In Youth Match-Ups At Beat The Streets Benefit
  55. Truman snags the top seed in the 2017 PSAL Girls Freestyle Championships – Finals will take place in Times Square
  56. Olympic Champions Snyder, Burroughs Lead Strong Men’s Team Against Japan At Beat The Streets Benefit
  57. Congratulations to our 2017 Beat the Streets Award Winners!
  58. Victoria Anthony, Tamyra Mensah Join Olympic Champion Helen Maroulis In USA Vs. Japan Beat The Streets Benefit In Times Square
  59. 11 BTSNY Wrestlers Qualify at Northeast Regionals for Fargo
  60. Pearl Fletcher, Future NYC Educator and BTS Coach in Our Midst
  61. 385 Competitors, 19 States, Three Countries-- 2017 Gotham City Girls Open Championship was Overflowing with Talent
  62. Olympic Champion Helen Maroulis To Wrestle In USA Vs. Japan Beat The Streets Benefit In Times Square
  63. Gotham City Girls Open This Weekend!
  64. Spring Break Training Camp: Four Days of Training, Three Life Skills, One Olympian-led Clinic
  65. Youth Competitively Improve in Freestyle and Greco at South Plainfield Developmental
  66. World Champion Logan Stieber To Participate In USA Vs. Japan Beat The Streets Benefit In Times Square
  67. 2017 Beat the Streets Awards Nomination Form Released!
  68. BTSNY Girls take Second at Revolution in Springfield, All 12 place
  69. Joe Eassa, 2017 Double-Goal Coach Award National Winner
  70. BTSNY Wrestlers Go National, NHSCA Nationals Virginia Beach and OKC Girls Folkstyle Nationals
  71. 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
  72. Jam-packed Weekend: Boys at Youth States and Girls at Mohawk Valley International AND Folkstyle State Championships
  73. 2017 Step Into the Circle, a Great Support for Youth Wrestling
  74. 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
  75. 19 Young Wrestlers Will Continue to the Youth NYS Championships!
  76. Student-Athletes Learn Computer Literacy for March Life Skills
  77. PSAL Wrestling Team Enjoys State Tournament BBQ
  78. Nunez Becomes First PSAL Wrestler to Win a Division 1 State Wrestling Championship
  79. Wrestling Mindset Seminar for BTS Coaches Just in Time for States
  80. Maria Falzone Gives Sex-Ed Lecture for February Life Skills
  81. Brooklyn Tech Holds Off Petrides to Claim 2017 PSAL Boys Wrestling Championship
  82. Bronx Science Claims 2017 Blended League Wrestling Championships
  83. Live Stream of the PSAL Blended League Championships, Tues 6:30 PM
  84. NYC City Championships See Local Winners Off to States
  85. PSAL Wrestling Championship Weekend – Div 1 Finals to be Livestreamed Sunday, 3:30
  86. For Student-Athlete Rieanna Duncan, an Accomplishment: The NYT Scholarship Semifinals
  87. Sabrina Cheng, Townsend Harris Senior and BTS Wrestler, is MIT-bound!
  88. 2nd Annual Step Into the Circle Adult Wrestling Tournament Announced!
  89. At Stevens vs. NYU Dual, NYC Kids Watch and Learn from Top College Contenders
  90. PSAL Wrestling Dual Meet Championship Brackets Released
  91. 2017 NYC Mayor's Cup--Battle for Best in the City
  92. Hoboken Youth Tournament— a Promising Experiment through Edge Hoboken Partnership
  93. NYC Wrestlers Compete at Eastern States Classic, Nunez Becomes Champ of 99 lbs
  94. The NYC Mayor’s Wrestling Championship is less than 10 days away! Watch the finals LIVE on Facebook
  95. BTSNY teams up with The Door for Life Skills: SAT Prep
  96. Simon Chee: NYC Student-Athlete Set to Wrestle for Wesleyan
  97. 2017 Gotham City Girls Open Championship Registration Now Up and Gear Info Announced
  98. Wrestlers Perez, Diforte Receive PSAL Scholar Athlete Awards
  99. Young Wrestlers Shed Blood and Sweat at BTS Winter Break Training Camp
  100. BTS Life Skills Class Teaches Young NYC Wrestlers How to Make Good Decisions
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