Beat The Streets - New York City Wrestling

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

Back in 2005, 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 Beat the Streets are proud of the efforts that all of our supporters have provided to lead BTSNY to where it is today.

The Annual Impact Reports listed below provide context and perspective to the work we've done, are doing, and will look to do in the future.





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...

On Thursday, June 15, 42 BTSNY student-athletes attended Life Skills: Internet Responsibility, hosted at Monsignor Farrell High School. Pete Hamm, Monsignor Farrell wrestling coach and computer teacher, taught the kids about the "dangers and benefits of social media, cyber bullying and the consequences, public image, and representing an organization in a positive way." 

Read more: Coach Hamm Teaches "Internet Responsibility" to...

On Thursday, June 8, 56 student-athletes attended Life Skills: LGBTQ Awareness, presented by Hudson Taylor at the UPS Center. Taylor is a former wrestler for University of Maryland, three-time NCAA All-American, and wrestling coach for Columbia University. Currently, Taylor is the Founder and Executive Director of Athlete Ally. 

Read more: Hudson Taylor Teaches 56 Student-Athletes the...

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