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2022 Beat the Streets New York Academy graduates to start college

Eight graduates will continue to wrestle in college, including four at the varsity level.

The third graduating class of the Beat the Streets New York Academy will head to college to continue their Academic careers.

The Academy aims to prepare students for success both on and off the mat. The program provides free-of-cost resources like SAT prep, one-on-one tutoring and Training Center practices. It is open to dedicated to middle school and high school student-athletes across all five New York City boroughs, teaching skills necessary to succeed in wrestling, graduate high school and pursue post-secondary education.

BTSNY's third Academy graduating class features eight individuals who will continue to wrestle in college. Four of them will compete at the varsity level, while four will wrestle for a club team.

2022 Academy graduating class

Mitchell Barcus - SUNY Purchase

*Angelina Caban - Elmira College

Patrick English - Loyola University Maryland

Adriano Figueroa - Stony Brook University

*Carlos Guzman - Ithaca College

Lyla Kiani - Vanderbilt University

**Kathryn Louie - Smith College

Shellby Luberisse - Guttman Community College

Jose Ortiz - Penn State Behrend

Christopher Perez delaroca - Nassau Community College

**Ryan Poon - Northwestern University

**Elias Romero - Cal Polytechnic State University

Rebecca Silber - Binghamton University

**Julian Szetela - Borough of Manhattan Community College

*Shamil Tavarez - Ottawa University

*Isaias Torres - Ithaca College

*Varsity level


Since being founded in 2005, BTSNY has pioneered a movement that now includes 150 individual wrestling programs, a youth league and the first girls high school league.

BTSNY works to develop the full human and athletic potential of the urban youth and strengthen the New York City wrestling culture. We aim to make a lifelong impact on student athletes through the lessons learned on the wrestling mat -- discipline, perseverance, self-reliance, humility and a strong work ethic. Discover how you can make a meaningful contribution to our work at



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