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About Us

Our Mission

The mission of Beat the Streets NYC Wrestling is to develop the full human and athletic potential of the urban youth and to strengthen the wrestling culture within New York City.

Beat the Streets aims to make a Lifelong Impact on New York City student-athletes through the benefits and skills acquired by participating in amateur wrestling. We believe that the sport of wrestling fosters an uncommon combination of character traits that lead to enhanced social and personal development, and ultimately to better life outcomes, in the youth we serve. 

Our Core Values

The values that drive everything we do for those we serve are as follows:

  • Transform Lives
  • Inspire for Greatness
  • Be Enthusiastic & Passionate
  • Think Outside-the-Box
  • Build a Family Culture
  • Get Better
  • Have Fun

Our Impact

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.

Our Board 

Our Leadership Council

Our Staff

Our Supporters

The work of Beat the Streets would not be possible without the generosity of our supporters. We extend our thanks to our foundation, corporate, and individual donors, who help us in our mission to encourage and inspire the young people of New York City through the sport of amateur wrestling. 

Career Opportunities


Youth Program Coaches
Beat the Streets is always looking for part-time and volunteer coaches for our youth program. Teams are located throughout the city and opportunities vary in season and scope.

If you have a wrestling background and are available to help during after-school and/or evening hours, please let us know when and where you are available and send a resume to Penn Gottfried (

All coaches will be required to pass a background check as part of the USA Wrestling Membership Coaches Card screening process.

Delivery Associate
Beat the Streets is in need of a part-time Delivery Associate, who will be responsible for BTS deliveries and pick-ups including but not limited to wrestling mats, crates, boxes, and other equipment.

To apply, submit a resume and references to Penn Gottfried ( with “Delivery Coordinator” in the subject line.