Beat The Streets - New York City Wrestling

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...

From Saturday, June 3 to Sunday, June 4, 17 BTSNY girls traveled to Troy, New York to train and compete in "Headlocks on the Hudson." Jacque Davis, Head Girls Coach, "had a blast with all of our girls this weekend." Davis described an idyllic weekend of training hard, eating s'mores by the fire, and getting to finish the weekend with wrestling outside by the water. 

Read more: 17 BTSNY Girls Train, Camp, and Compete by the...

 (Photo by DNAinfo/Shayna Jacobs

On Thursday, June 1, Monsignor Farrell High School held a Life Skills workshop on "How to Communicate with Law Enforcement." 65 student-athletes listened closely during this workshop, which was given by Al Ebanks, Esq. Ebanks has been an attorney in New York for 25 years.  He has worked in the Bronx DA's office, and has represented police captains, as well as ordinary citizens. 

Read more: 65 BTSNY Youth Gain Greater Understanding of...

On Thursday, May 25, 66 BTSNY student-athletes showed up to the UPS Center for the "Job Readiness" Life Skills presentation by the UPS Human Resources (HR) department. During this workshop, BTS kids got to hear real, relatable stories from UPS employees who started small in the company but worked hard to move upand how they can do the same one day.  

Read more: UPS Equips BTSNY Youth with Job Readiness Skills


From Friday, May 19 to Sunday, May 21, seven  Beat the Streets girls attended Women's Nationalspreviously known as Body Bar National, in Irving Texas. Considering that this tournament is the Cadet/Junior World Team Trials, the girls met some tough competition in the earlier roundsCoach Jacque Davis, Head Girls Coach, felt that while there were losses among the wins, every match was one "which we proved we deserved to be in." 

Read more: Four BTSNY Wrestlers Place At Women's National...



45 BTSNY boys participated in the Beat the Streets College Combine, which took place on Friday, May 19 at the Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn. The Combine had two wrestling sessions and two short discussion sessions. 

Read more: 45 Student-Athletes Meet College Coaches at BTS...

From Friday, May 12 to Sunday, May 14, 59 Beat the Streets New York boys participated in the New York State Freestyle and Greco State Championships, which were held at SUNY Broome in Binghamton, New York. The weekend began with weigh-ins on May 12, Freestyle on May 13, and Greco on May 14.  

Read more: Exciting Performances by BTSNY Wrestlers at the...

On Saturday June 3rd, the JCC Beacon & the Tottenville Wrestling Club will be hosting "Under The Lights".

Read more: Tottenville to Host Fundraising Wrestling...

 Photo Credit to Stephen Alvarado

We are pleased to announce that the 2017 Beat the Streets Benefit East Meets West: USA vs. Japan was a smashing success raising $1.2 million! Thanks to the donations from our supporters, we can continue our programming on and off the mat for 3,000 youth wrestlers across all five New York City boroughs.

Read more: 2017 Beat the Streets Benefit Rakes in $1.2...

 Olympic champion Helen Maroulis pictured while competing at the 2017 BTS Benefit in Times Square. Photo by Tony Rotundo,

NEW YORK -- Mike Novogratz, founder of Beat the Streets, remembers the day a decade or so ago when a friend issued him a challenge.  

“He got into my face and said, ‘We need to inject more energy into wrestling,’” Novogratz recalled. “So the thought was: where is there more energy in the world than in the middle of Times Square? So, let’s put a mat there.”

Read more: East Meets West As Team USA Wrestlers Dominate...

Olympic champion Kyle Snyder pictured while competing at the 2017 BTS Benefit in Times Square. Photo by Tony Rotundo,

NEW YORK – The stars of USA Wrestling were unleashed upon Times Square on Wednesday evening with Olympic champions Helen Maroulis, Kyle Snyder and Jordan Burroughs leading a U.S. route at the 2017 Beat the Streets Benefit dubbed “East Meets West.”

Read more: Olympic Champions Maroulis, Snyder and...

Truman wins! Photo Credit to Stephen Alvarado

Times Square, New York City – Competing under the bright lights of Times Square, Truman High School dominated Wingate Campus 44-10 to capture the 2017 PSAL Girls Wrestling Championship. Wrestling in Times Square as part of the 2017 Beat the Streets Benefit, the Truman vs. Wingate Championship Final took place prior to an international dual between the United States and Japan.

Read more: Truman Dominates Under the Bright Lights of...

New York City – Led by 112lb Pearl Fletcher, Truman took home three individual titles and ran away with the team title at the 2017 PSAL Girls Wrestling Championships. Fletcher scored three pins on the day, and was selected by the coaches as the 2017 Cheryl Wong Outstanding Wrestler.

Read more: Truman Runs Away With the Team Title at the...

 Streaming will begin on FloWrestling at 3 p.m. Check out the rest of the schedule below.
NEW YORK–For the third straight year FloSports is excited to announce that FloWrestling will once again live stream the Beat The Streets New York City event, Wednesday, May 17, from Times Square. This year's event will feature wrestlers from three Beat the Streets' city programs in addition to the featured matchup between Team USA and Team Japan.

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Pictured Keyanie Riddick; Photo Credit:

Philadelphia, Providence, Chicago BTS Chapters Represented In Opponents At May 17 Times Square Event

NEW YORK–Beat the Streets is pleased to announce the girls team members for matches between highly accomplished student-athletes from New York City and visitors from Philadelphia, Chicago and Providence, R.I., at its annual benefit on Wednesday, May 17 in Times Square. The benefit is Beat the Streets’ annual fundraiser that helps provide wrestling equipment and opportunities to 3,000 kids across the five boroughs every year. The youth match-ups will be held starting at 3 p.m., prior to the NYC PSAL Girls Dual Meet Championships and world-class wrestling matches between members of Team USA and Team Japan.

Read more: Three NYC Girls Selected To Compete In Youth...

Watch the stream live on the NFHS Network on Saturday, May 13th at 5pm (EST)

New York City – Elena Pirozhkova, a member of the 2012 and 2016 United States Olympic Teams, will be behind the microphone providing commentary for the 2017 PSAL Girls Wrestling Individual Championships, which are scheduled for 5:00pm on Saturday, May 13th. Pirozhkova will be taking to the mat herself on Wednesday, May 17th as part of the 2017 Beat the Streets Benefit.

Read more: Olympian Elena Pirozhkova to guest commentate...

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  1. Dr. Coyte Cooper Encourages Goal-Setting and "Goal-Accomplishing" for Life Skills
  2. Six NYC Boys Selected To Compete In Youth Match-Ups At Beat The Streets Benefit
  3. Truman snags the top seed in the 2017 PSAL Girls Freestyle Championships – Finals will take place in Times Square
  4. Olympic Champions Snyder, Burroughs Lead Strong Men’s Team Against Japan At Beat The Streets Benefit
  5. Congratulations to our 2017 Beat the Streets Award Winners!
  6. Victoria Anthony, Tamyra Mensah Join Olympic Champion Helen Maroulis In USA Vs. Japan Beat The Streets Benefit In Times Square
  7. 11 BTSNY Wrestlers Qualify at Northeast Regionals for Fargo
  8. Pearl Fletcher, Future NYC Educator and BTS Coach in Our Midst
  9. 385 Competitors, 19 States, Three Countries-- 2017 Gotham City Girls Open Championship was Overflowing with Talent
  10. Olympic Champion Helen Maroulis To Wrestle In USA Vs. Japan Beat The Streets Benefit In Times Square
  11. Gotham City Girls Open This Weekend!
  12. Spring Break Training Camp: Four Days of Training, Three Life Skills, One Olympian-led Clinic
  13. Youth Competitively Improve in Freestyle and Greco at South Plainfield Developmental
  14. World Champion Logan Stieber To Participate In USA Vs. Japan Beat The Streets Benefit In Times Square
  15. 2017 Beat the Streets Awards Nomination Form Released!
  16. BTSNY Girls take Second at Revolution in Springfield, All 12 place
  17. Joe Eassa, 2017 Double-Goal Coach Award National Winner
  18. BTSNY Wrestlers Go National, NHSCA Nationals Virginia Beach and OKC Girls Folkstyle Nationals
  19. 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
  20. Jam-packed Weekend: Boys at Youth States and Girls at Mohawk Valley International AND Folkstyle State Championships
  21. 2017 Step Into the Circle, a Great Support for Youth Wrestling
  22. 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
  23. 19 Young Wrestlers Will Continue to the Youth NYS Championships!
  24. Student-Athletes Learn Computer Literacy for March Life Skills
  25. PSAL Wrestling Team Enjoys State Tournament BBQ
  26. Nunez Becomes First PSAL Wrestler to Win a Division 1 State Wrestling Championship
  27. Wrestling Mindset Seminar for BTS Coaches Just in Time for States
  28. Maria Falzone Gives Sex-Ed Lecture for February Life Skills
  29. Brooklyn Tech Holds Off Petrides to Claim 2017 PSAL Boys Wrestling Championship
  30. Bronx Science Claims 2017 Blended League Wrestling Championships
  31. Live Stream of the PSAL Blended League Championships, Tues 6:30 PM
  32. NYC City Championships See Local Winners Off to States
  33. PSAL Wrestling Championship Weekend – Div 1 Finals to be Livestreamed Sunday, 3:30
  34. For Student-Athlete Rieanna Duncan, an Accomplishment: The NYT Scholarship Semifinals
  35. Sabrina Cheng, Townsend Harris Senior and BTS Wrestler, is MIT-bound!
  36. 2nd Annual Step Into the Circle Adult Wrestling Tournament Announced!
  37. At Stevens vs. NYU Dual, NYC Kids Watch and Learn from Top College Contenders
  38. PSAL Wrestling Dual Meet Championship Brackets Released
  39. 2017 NYC Mayor's Cup--Battle for Best in the City
  40. Hoboken Youth Tournament— a Promising Experiment through Edge Hoboken Partnership
  41. NYC Wrestlers Compete at Eastern States Classic, Nunez Becomes Champ of 99 lbs
  42. The NYC Mayor’s Wrestling Championship is less than 10 days away! Watch the finals LIVE on Facebook
  43. BTSNY teams up with The Door for Life Skills: SAT Prep
  44. Simon Chee: NYC Student-Athlete Set to Wrestle for Wesleyan
  45. 2017 Gotham City Girls Open Championship Registration Now Up and Gear Info Announced
  46. Wrestlers Perez, Diforte Receive PSAL Scholar Athlete Awards
  47. Young Wrestlers Shed Blood and Sweat at BTS Winter Break Training Camp
  48. BTS Life Skills Class Teaches Young NYC Wrestlers How to Make Good Decisions
  49. NYC Coaches Learn Moves and Systems at BTS Seminar
  50. Nunez leads PSAL Wrestling Contingent at the Sal Difazio Holiday Tournament
  51. Hard Work Pays: BTS Alumnus Joseph Roy Wrestles at Johnson and Wales
  52. BTS Junior League Wrestlers Begin “Students In Action” Training Through Jefferson Awards Foundation Partnership
  53. BTS Launches College Clinic Series with NYU vs Hunter Matchup
  54. BTS Wrestlers Saluted at Long Beach Gladiator Tournament
  55. Gotham City Girls Open Returns to NYC, April 22-23
  56. Bryant Winter Dual Classic Promises Excitement, Dec 3-4
  57. Jaden Olivier: Wrestling and Leading at an Early Age
  58. BTS Rocks the World's Most Famous Arena at Grapple at the Garden
  59. NYC Kids Witness Top College Wrestling at Princeton-Rutgers Dual
  60. BTS Student-Athletes Push Through and Complete Spartan Edge Race
  61. BTS Life Skills Class Teaches NYC Kids Time Management Skills
  62. Kids show competitive advances in Junior League City Championships
  63. Uzbek Student-Athletes Stick Together at Cunningham Junior High
  64. BTS Welcomes Jeff Marsh as Chapter Relations Coordinator
  65. BTS Board Member Hooman 'Mo' Tavakolian to be Inducted into National Wrestling Hall of Fame
  66. The Wrestling Motto: Life Lessons from Wrestler and Future Doctor Ahmed Elsayed
  67. NYC Wrestlers Score Top Spots at Danbury Tournament
  68. BTSNY Welcomes New Training Center Coordinator Jaime Gray
  69. NYC Kids Learn about Nutrition at BTS Life Skills Class
  70. BTSNY App Free to Download in Apple App Store
  71. Melanie Lalman: A Multi-Talented Wrestler Teaches Kids Karate
  72. Italian Olympian Michele Liuzzi Teaches BTS Clinic
  73. BTS Seminar Brings New Skills to NYC Coaches
  74. BTS Announces Middle School to High School Festivals
  75. BTS Launches New Life Skills Program with College Access Workshop
  76. BTS Kids on the Rise at Columbus Day Duals
  77. William Yee: A New Coach, Inspired to Give Back
  78. BTS Coach Jacque Davis Accompanies Girls US World Team to Nation of Georgia
  79. BTS Wrestler Experiences Culture in Dominican Republic
  80. Harvard Wrestling's Jesse Jantzen Joins BTS Board
  81. BTS Board Member Hooman 'Mo' Tavakolian Profiled in InterMat Wrestling
  82. BTS Team Shows Vigor at Waterway Duals Tournament
  83. Interested in Becoming a NYC Wrestling Referee?
  84. BTS Grad Sara Andresen Serves The World in Africa and Beyond
  85. Kids Experiment with Newfound Skills at Big Apple Games Tournament
  86. BTS Kids Put Practice to Use in Summer Heat Tournament
  87. BTS Announces Olympic Wrestling Watch Parties
  88. Buy Tickets to September 15 Fall Fundraiser for BTS
  89. Over 300 BTS Kids Enjoy Summer Camps Across the Country
  90. NYC Boys are Top Performers at Fargo National Tournament
  91. Two BTS Girls Crowned Champions at Fargo National Tournament
  92. Pure Toughness: BTS Alumnus Josh Ferenczy Makes Waves in College Wrestling Scene
  93. Top of the Podium Camp Offers Valuable Wrestling Technique and Life Skills Lessons
  94. Big Apple Games Practices Begin Monday July 11
  95. Beat the Streets to Send 22 Boys, 31 Girls to Fargo National Tournament
  96. BTS Comprises Almost Half of NY's Freestyle Cadet National Duals Team
  97. BTS Leadership Learns New Approaches to Making New Coaches at UWW Educational Course in Los Angeles
  98. Greek Olympian Georgios Koutsioumpas to Coach BTS Practice Thursday, June 16
  99. Truman Crowns Three Individuals, Brooklyn Tech Claims Team Title at 2016 PSAL Girls Wrestling Championships
  100. BTS, UPS to Hold June 8 Job Fair for Students, Parents, Coaches
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