Beat The Streets - New York City Wrestling

On Saturday, October 28, 275 Junior League wrestlers competed in Beat the Streets tournaments held at Lehman High School (Bronx) and Wingate High School (Brooklyn) The tournaments featured divisions for boys, girls, and novices. Though this competition had a ton of action on the mat, off the mat development included Wrestlers Mark awards and high school connectivity. 

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On Sunday, October 29, five BTSNY girls travelled to Greensboro, North Carolina to compete in Super 32. This was the first year that Super 32, a traditionally male-only event, invited girls to compete. Though the competition included elite caliber athletes, two of the BTSNY athletes walked away with 2nd place medals and one of them walked away with 5th place. 

Read more: Five BTSNY Athletes Compete in the First Girls...

On Saturday, October 21, Coach Jacque Davis, BTSNY Girls Development Director, visited Beat the Streets Detroit to give a clinic. 

Read more: Coach Jacque Teaches Clinic at BTS Detroit

On Friday, October 20, BTSNY held the first Junior League match night across seven NYC high schoolsThe seven sites were Grand Street (Brooklyn), Wingate (Brooklyn), Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy (Bronx), Edward R. Murrow (Brooklyn), Cardozo HS (Queens), Harry S. Truman (Bronx), and Tottenville (Staten Island)Approximately 80 Junior League wrestlers attended each site, with approximately 35 teams involved citywide.  

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On Sunday, October 22, 40 BTSNY youth headed up to Danbury, Connecticut for the Danbury Open Tournament. This year, the tournament was not only a preseason opportunity to deliver strong performances and hone skills, but also an opportunity for team bonding at a family cookout.  

Read more: 40 BTSNY Youth Bond and Hone Skills at Danbury

On Tuesday, October 17, 24 BTSNY youth wrestlers visited the Iowa Style Wrestling Club in Somers, New York. While the boys attended the college combine and Q&A in one wrestling room, the girls were in another for a clinic with Terry Steiner, U.S. Olympic Coach.  

Read more: 24 BTSNY Youth Visit Iowa Style Wrestling Club...

As 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 New York held four Junior League kickoff events. The Queens kickoff was held on October 3, Bronx on October 5, Brooklyn on October 10, Staten Island on October 12. Approximately 400 youth in total attended the borough kickoffs. 

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BTSNY youth enjoyed two opportunities, on and off the mat, this past Columbus Day weekend. From Saturday, October 7 to Sunday, October 8, 21 youth wrestlers participated in the Columbus Day Duals. On Monday, October 9, 30 student-athletes attended the visit to Rutgers University. 

Read more: Columbus Day Weekend Packed with Duals and...

The first College Prep & Clinic of the 2017-2018 school year took place on Sunday, October 1. 44 BTSNY youth showed up for the opportunity to attend a College Prep workshop and wrestling clinic at Columbia's Dodge Fitness Center. The workshop was presented by Gene Zanetti of Wrestling Mindset and the clinic was done by Valentin Kalika, Helen Maroulis'  personal coach and New York City Regional Training Center (NYC RTC) Coach. 

Read more: 44 Student-Athletes Attend First College Prep &...

The annual Petrides Steeplechase Preseason open is scheduled for Saturday, October 14th.  The tournament will include a School Boy, Cadet, Junior, Girls, and a Senior Division. Participants are required to have a current USA Wrestling Competitors Card. Entry fee is $30. Weigh-in and skin checks will run from 7:30-8:30 am, with a clinic at 9:30 am and wrestling starting at 10:00 am. For more info and to download the tournament flyer click HERE.

On Thursday, September 28, Beat the Streets New York held Tailgates & Tonics at The Ainsworth's midtown location raising $10,000! Over 80 patrons attended the fall fundraiser, held in support of the BTSNY Junior League, the city's largest middle school wrestling program. The event was also an opportunity for the NYC wrestling community to socialize, and network. 

Read more: $10,000 Raised at 2017 Tailgates & Tonics!

On Thursday, September 21 and Friday, September 22, Beat the Streets kicked off the 2017-2018 College Visit lineup with trips to Hofstra University and Stevens Technical Institute, respectively. These visits were exclusive opportunities for BTSNY student-athletes to take a campus tour and practice in the wrestling room. Lunch and transportation were provided by BTS.

Read more: 2017-2018 College Visit Lineup Kicks Off with...

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On Thursday, September 21, Beat the Streets New York held its second annual Coaches Seminar at the Novogratz Center for Athletics at Poly Prep Country Day School in Dyker Heights. The day started at 9:30am with registration and breakfast. Brendan Buckley, BTSNY Executive Director, welcomed the 45 coaches and described the BTS mission.

Read more: BTSNY Coaches Learn Mindset, Philosophy, and...

As the school year begins, we want to remind all BTSNY wrestlers that Neighborhood Training Centers are open for the 2017-2018 year. The centers are Eagle Academy in the Bronx, Edward R. Murrow High School in Brooklyn, Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn, Grand Street Campus in Brooklyn, Clement C. Moore (P.S. 13) in Queens, Michael J. Petrides High School in Staten Island, and Tottenville High School in Staten Island. Taking advantage of training center practices and 

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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.

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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.

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