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2023 Beat the Streets New York Academy graduates to start college, military training

Seven graduates will continue to wrestle in college.

The fourth graduating class of the Beat the Streets New York Academy will head to college and into military training this fall.

The Academy aims to prepare students for success both on and off the wrestling mat. The program provides free-of-cost resources like SAT prep, one-on-one tutoring and Training Center wrestling 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 2023 Academy graduating class features seven individuals who will continue to wrestle in college, including Sulayman Bah at the NCAA Division 1 level at Columbia University.

BTSNY graduates Davit Abjandadze (U.S. Marine Corps) and Devone Bogie (U.S. Air Force) will enter the military.

2023 Academy graduating class

Davit Abjandadze - U.S. Marine Corps

Sulayman Bah - Columbia University*

Katherine Berrezueta - Nassau Community College*

Botensky Bauzile - Hunter College*

Devone Bogie - U.S. Air Force

Flor Caro - John Jay College

Michael Douglas - Hunter College*

Alessandra Elliott - D'Youville University*

Alexis Elson - Lehman College

Princess Ibtihaj - Colby College

Mason Lawson - Alfred State College*

Ariel Ofri-Akman - East Stroudsburg University*

Sarahi Ortiz - John Jay College

Pameshwar Seeram - Baruch College

*Wrestling in college

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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