Beat The Streets - New York City Wrestling


Last weekend saw two Beat the Streets groups travel out-of-state to take part in a pair of high-level competitions. The BTS boys went to Berwyn, Penn. for the Conestoga Pumpkin Classic while the BTS girls trekked to Greensboro, N.C. for the annual Super 32 Challenge.

Read more: BTS Steps Up At Conestoga and Super 32 Tournaments

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NEW YORK --- Beat the Streets (BTS) Executive Director Brendan Buckley has announced the hiring of Steven Keith as the organization’s new Training Center Coordinator. Keith, who currently serves as the Executive Director of BTS Providence, will join the Beat the Streets staff on January 1, 2019. 

Read more: Steven Keith Joining Beat The Streets New York

Beat the Streets’ middle school Junior League season officially began last week after BTS hosted several Kick-Off events throughout New York City. Tottenville High School in Staten Island, Benjamin N. Cardozo High School in Queens, Edward R. Murrow High School in Brooklyn and Eagle Academy for Young Men in the Bronx opened their doors and wrestling rooms to over 300 students and parents to take part in guided practices, informational sessions, and post-event meals.

Read more: Junior League Opens 2018 Season With Kick-Off...

Nearly 40 Beat the Streets student-athletes spent part of their extended weekend across the Hudson River competing at The College of New 
Jersey High School Open. The TCNJ event was the first travel competition of 2018-19 for BTSNY and the group represented the organization well, winning the team title with 128 total points and bringing the largest contingent of wrestlers to the tournament. 

Read more: BTS Wins Team Title At TCNJ High School Open

Beat the Streets spends much of its time working to improve New York City’s youth wrestlers, but the organization has also made a strong investment of time and resources into developing the full potential of the city’s wrestling coaches as well.

Read more: Beat the Streets Initiatives Helping NYC...


Over 100 Beat the Streets supporters were in attendance for the organizations third annual Tailgates & Tonics fundraising event Thursday evening at Tír na nÓg Times Square.  


A recent graduate of Robert F. Kennedy Community High School in Queens and an active member of Beat the Streets, Yusif Noori speaks confidently when asked about the enrichment programs that Beat the Streets (BTS) and partner organizations like Varonis Systems, Inc. (“Varonis”), offer to the youth of New York City.

Read more: #BeyondTheMat: Beat the Streets, Varonis...


Beat the Streets ended the summer and its 2017-18 year last week by taking 16 of its top student-athletes on a week-long trip to tour some of the nation’s top universities. The group, led by BTS coaches Penn Gottfried and Emma Randall, made stops at six institutions - UPenn, Drexel, Maryland, American, Navy, and Princeton – while also connecting with other Beat the Streets organizations in Philadelphia, D.C. and Baltimore. 

Read more: Beat the Streets Wraps Up Summer With College Tour

Nearly 100 student-athletes from across New York City spent the last two weeks taking part in Beat the Streets’ annual Top of the Podium (T.O.P.) Camps at Seward Park Educational Campus in Lower Manhattan. 

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Over the weekend, Beat the Streets held its third annual Coaches Seminar at the United Parcel Service (UPS) Customer Care Center in midtown Manhattan. Nearly 50 coaches from across New York City attended the day-long training that included sessions on techniques, fundamentals, recruiting, and matriculation.

Read more: Beat the Streets Hosts NYC Coaches For Annual...


Beat the Streets student-athletes and staff had extra help over the last month as four college wrestlers joined BTSNY as summer interns to assist with the operation of the Big Apple Games training schedule. Senior Josh Antoine (SUNY Cortland), sophomore Evan Barczak (Drexel University), senior Jayson Cody (Southern Virginia University) and graduate Jaylen Hill (Wheeling Jesuit University) gave a large portion of their summers to Beat the Streets and shared their thoughts about the internship experience with us.

Read more: Beat The Streets Summer Interns Recap Big Apple...



NEW YORK --- Emma Randall, a highly regarded member of the United States women’s wrestling community, has been hired as Beat the Streets’ newest Girls Development Director, Executive Director Brendan Buckley announced Friday. Randall will succeed Jacque Davis, who spent the last five years in the role for the organization.

Read more: Emma Randall Hired As New BTS Girls Development...

July has been a busy month for Beat the Streets student-athletes looking to expand their wrestling skills. BTSNY partnered with three collegiate programs - Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., Edinboro University in Edinboro, Pa., and Gannon University in Erie, Pa. - earlier in the month to provide our wrestlers unique opportunities to learn and train.

Read more: College Campuses Welcome Beat the Streets...

An elite group of Beat the Streets wrestlers made the 1,400-plus mile trek from New York City to Fargo, N.D. to compete in the U.S. Marine Corps Cadet & Junior Nationals from July 12-20. Twenty BTSNY athletes - sponsored by Beat the Streets because of their year-long engagement with the organization and success on the mat - traveled to North Dakota State University’s FargoDome and made their mark among the over 2,500 wrestlers from nearly all 50 states that comprise the largest wrestling tournament in the world.

Read more: Beat the Streets Completes Successful Trip To...

Nearly two dozen Beat the Streets girls took part in the third annual Headlocks on the Hudson competition this weekend in Troy, New York. The New York – USA Wrestling sponsored event is one of the only tournaments BTSNY members can compete in that is hosted outdoors while also enjoying the feel and bonding aspects of a sleep-away camp.

Read more: BTS Girls Take Part In Headlocks On The Hudson...



Beat the Streets Girls Development Director Jacque Davis, major contributor to the success of girl's and women's wrestling in New York City, will be stepping down from her role at BTSNY on July 31 to pursue other opportunities. 

“Jacque Davis is by far one of the most passionate and hardest working coaches I have ever been around and she will be dearly missed at Beat the Streets," said BTSNY Executive Director Brendan Buckley. "She loves being on the mat and is a sponge when it comes to learning and improving as a coach and leader. Furthermore, she gives so much of herself to our kids, both on and off the mat. She serves as a mentor, friendsurrogate parent, and counselor to so many of our kids throughout the city and can always be counted on to provide whatever is required. Her impact on the growth of girls wrestling, in New York City and beyond, is immeasurable and her recruiting efforts have paid major dividends. We are proud of all she has done and wish her all the best in the future. 

Read more: BTS Girls Development Director Jacque Davis...


The inaugural Beat the Streets Junior League Banquet was held this weekend (June 9) on the rooftop of the Seward Park Educational Campus. The ceremony served as a chance to honor the student-athletes, coaches and parents that make up Beat the Streets’ most involved programming component.

Read more: Beat the Streets Hosts Inaugural Junior League...


The third annual “Under The Lights” outdoor freestyle wrestling tournament, hosted by the JCC Bacon and the Tottenville Wrestling Club, has been scheduled for Saturday, June 16th at 3 p.m. at the Tottenville HS Football Field. The event is sanctioned by USA Wrestling and will feature Youth (grades 5-8), High School (grades 9-12), and Open divisions. Proceeds from the tournament will go toward providing needed items for the Tottenville club.

For more information about the event, including cost and schedule, can be found HERE. Beat the Streets wrestlers interested in registering at a discounted price can do so by clicking HERE.



Thursday’s Beat the Streets Annual Benefit, titled “Rumble On The River,” brought together the wrestling community for an unforgettable display of the sport and show of support for the mission of our organization. Over 1,400 fans, athletes, and supporters from across the city, country and globe gathered atop Seaport District NYC’s newly opened Pier 17 to watch a wide-ranging exhibition and help BTSNY raise $1.2 Million for the wrestling student-athletes of New York City.

Read more: Beat The Streets' "Rumble On The River" Raises...


Six of Beat the Streets' elite wrestlers competed at the 2018 USA Wrestling Women's National Championships in Irving, Texas last week. The tournament, hosted at the Irving Convention Center from May 11-13, featured freestyle competition in five separate age groups: Intermediate, Novice, Schoolgirl, UWW Cadet, and UWW Junior. Representing BTSNY were the contingent of Chloe Cabrera (Sophomore, Truman HS /Cadet), Hailey Cancelleri (Senior, Curtis HS/Junior), Nia Crosdale (Senior, Truman HS/Junior), Natalie Dunn (Sophomore, CSI HS/Cadet), Alessandra Elliott (7th grader, Tottenville/Schoolgirl), and Kai Poux (Sophomore, Brooklyn Tech/Cadet).

Read more: Beat the Streets Earns Three All-American...

More Articles...

  1. Beat the Streets Announces Pairings for Boys, Girls, PSAL Matches For "Rumble On The River" Benefit Thursday
  2. BTSNY Racks Up Top-Three Finishes At Freestyle/Greco States
  3. Eric Goldstein, Kyra Barry Named Beat the Streets Man & Woman of the Year; Ric Flair Earns Lifetime Achievement Award
  4. Beat The Streets Impresses At Girls Freestyle States
  5. Snyder, Cox, Green, Gwiazdowski To Lead Team USA Against Cuba At Beat The Streets Annual Benefit
  6. Cuban Men's Freestyle Team To Face Team USA At Beat The Streets Benefit May 17
  7. Beat The Streets Announces Winners of 2018 Season Awards
  8. Beat the Streets Announces Special General Admission, High School Challenge Match, Advance Clinics For May 17 Benefit
  9. Jordan Oliver To Battle Togrul Asgarov At Beat The Streets Annual Benefit
  10. Fifth Annual Gotham City Girls Open Draws Biggest Field Ever
  11. Maroulis, Ragan, Stock To Represent Team USA Women At Beat the Streets Annual Benefit
  12. Beat The Streets Has Strong Showing At Northeast Regionals
  13. Beat The Streets and FloSports Partner to Live Stream 2018 Annual Benefit
  14. Superstars Jordan Burroughs (USA), Frank Chamizo (ITA) to headline Beat the Streets Annual Benefit May 17 at The Seaport District
  15. Beat the Streets National Launches To Support BTS Programs Across The Country
  16. BTSNY Visits Nassau CC & GPS Wrestling
  17. Beat the Streets Holds Annual Spring Break Camp
  18. Beat The Streets To Be Honored By NYU
  19. BTSNY Sends Twenty-Five To NHSCA Nationals
  20. Olympic Gold Medalist Helen Maroulis Joins BTSNY Team
  21. 2018 Step Into the Circle Raises $61,000-- a Great Day for Fun and Fundraising!
  22. 44 Junior League Wrestlers Compete in 2018 USAW Youth State Championships
  23. Nigerian Women’s Wrestlers To Compete vs. USA At Beat the Streets Annual Benefit At The Seaport District May 17
  24. Strong Performances at Southern Super Regional Qualify Junior League Wrestlers for Youth States
  25. NYC Wrestlers Make the City Proud at NYS Championships and National Prep Championships
  26. 60 BTSNY Youth Compete in 1st Annual Harlem Jets Tournament
  27. 95 Girls Compete in PSAL Girls State Championships, the First Sanctioned New York Girls State Wrestling Tournament
  28. BTSNY Kids Attend Two Collegiate Duals; One at Columbia, the Other at Lehigh
  29. BTSNY Student-Athletes Head to Columbia for a College Visit
  30. USA men and women's wrestlers to compete at Beat the Streets Benefit at South Street Seaport on May 17
  31. BTSNY Girls Train at USAW Developmental Camp
  32. 56 Junior League Wrestlers Take on King and Queen of the Mountaineer Tournament in West Orange
  33. Register for PSAL Girls State Championships, The First of its Kind in New York State
  34. Registration is OPEN for the 2018 Cliff Keen Gotham City Girl’s Open!
  35. Riveting Matches at the 2018 Mayor's Cup Cliff Keen Wrestling Championships AND Junior League All-Star Match
  36. 8 BTS student-athletes visit NYU
  37. Six from NYC medal at the Eastern States Classic
  38. 40 BTS middle school wrestlers battle it out at the Matthew P. Sapolin Memorial Islip Tournament
  39. Four BTS girls bring home Shogun Championship Samurai Swords
  40. Another Big Win for the Junior League, This Time at Somers Youth Wrestling Tournament
  41. Register for 1st Annual Harlem Jets Wrestling Tournament
  42. 150 BTSNY Student-Athletes Keep Their Skills Sharp at 2017 Winter Break Training Camp
  43. Ashley Gomez Accepted to King University!
  44. 21 BTSNY Wrestlers Attend Camp and My House Open At Wyoming Seminary
  45. Team BTSNY Wins the Par-Troy Wrestling Club Holiday Duals
  46. Close Matches and Great Sportsmanship at The 2017 Junior League City Championships
  47. Impressive Performances at the Second Junior League Tournament of the Season
  48. 13 BTSNY Wrestlers Compete in FLCW Dual Meet Championships
  49. Three BTSNY Senior Wrestlers Make Weekend Visits to Wrestling Colleges
  50. 45 BTSNY Wrestlers Learn Technique from Royce Alger and Valentin Kalika
  51. 26 BTSNY Student-Athletes Visit Nassau Community College
  52. BTS Wrestlers From Different Chapters Connect and Learn at 2017 NWCA All-Star Classics
  53. Beat The Streets Needs You To Volunteer!
  54. BTSNY Youth Wrestlers Attend Kyle Snyder Clinic and TCNJ High School Open
  55. First Junior League Tournament of the Season Energizes Wrestlers
  56. Five BTSNY Athletes Compete in the First Girls Division of Super 32
  57. Coach Jacque Teaches Clinic at BTS Detroit
  58. Hundreds of Junior League Wrestlers Hosted at High Schools for First Match Night of Season
  59. 40 BTSNY Youth Bond and Hone Skills at Danbury
  60. 24 BTSNY Youth Visit Iowa Style Wrestling Club for College Combine and Clinic With Olympic Coach
  61. Coaches, Parents, and Youth Excited for the Year After BTS Junior League Kickoffs
  62. Columbus Day Weekend Packed with Duals and Rutgers Visit
  63. 44 Student-Athletes Attend First College Prep & Clinic
  64. Petrides to Host Steeplechase Open on October 14th
  65. $10,000 Raised at 2017 Tailgates & Tonics!
  66. 2017-2018 College Visit Lineup Kicks Off with Hofstra University and Stevens Technical Institute
  67. BTSNY Coaches Learn Mindset, Philosophy, and Technique at 2nd Annual Coaches Seminar
  68. What Will You Get Out of Your Neighborhood Training Center? Your Summer Wrestling Scholarship for Starters
  69. Apply for BTS Junior League Team!
  70. Apply for a Free SHSAT Prep Program Through BTS!
  71. Five BTSNY Youth Intern at Varonis This Summer
  72. John Martin-- BTSNY Summer Intern, Future Coach and Educator
  73. Beat the Streets National – Executive Director Search
  74. Two New Youth Wrestling Opportunities Coming This September!
  75. BTSNY Youth Wrestlers Take Advantage of 2017 Big Apple Games
  76. Fishing, Kayaking, and Top-Notch Wrestling: 118 BTSNY Youth Participate in Cornell Camp
  77. Join us On August 26 for the World Wrestling Championship Finals!
  78. Big Apple Games Wrestling – Borough Battle Set for Friday August 4th
  79. Justin Ebron, Determined Student-Athlete Discusses Wrestling and Summer@Brown
  80. 2017 Bill Claps Scholarship Recipients Announced
  81. Five BTSNY Wrestlers Achieve All American Honors at 2017 Fargo!
  82. Determined to Win: Joseph Roy's Battle Against Osteosarcoma
  83. Want to Become a NYC Wrestling Official? Certification Courses Begin on Tuesday, September 12th
  84. Good Luck to BTS Wrestlers in Fargo!
  85. 2017 TOP Camp Exemplifies Everything BTS is About
  86. BTSNY Impact Report
  87. Katherine Turchin is Heading Across the Pond to Oxford University!
  88. Zanetti Teaches Final Life Skills Workshop of the Year to 73 BTSNY Youth
  89. Coach Hamm Teaches "Internet Responsibility" to 42 BTSNY Youth
  90. Hudson Taylor Teaches 56 Student-Athletes the Importance of Being an Ally
  91. 2017 Benefit Film on History and Impact of Beat the Streets
  92. 17 BTSNY Girls Train, Camp, and Compete by the Hudson River
  93. 65 BTSNY Youth Gain Greater Understanding of Communicating With Law Enforcement
  94. UPS Equips BTSNY Youth with Job Readiness Skills
  95. Four BTSNY Wrestlers Place At Women's National Championships in Irving, Texas
  96. 45 Student-Athletes Meet College Coaches at BTS College Combine
  97. Exciting Performances by BTSNY Wrestlers at the NYS Freestyle and Greco Championships
  98. Tottenville to Host Fundraising Wrestling Tournament “Under The Lights” on June 3rd
  99. 2017 Beat the Streets Benefit Rakes in $1.2 Million, a Great Fundraising Success for NYC Youth Wrestling
  100. East Meets West As Team USA Wrestlers Dominate Over Japan In Times Square

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