Beat The Streets - New York City Wrestling

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. 

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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.

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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.

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. 

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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.

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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

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