Beat The Streets - New York City 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...

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. 

Read more: First Junior League Tournament of the Season...

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.  

Read more: Hundreds of Junior League Wrestlers Hosted at...

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. 

Read more: Coaches, Parents, and Youth Excited for the...

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