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Beat the Streets caps 2022 Junior League season with City Championship

More than 40 wrestlers claimed individual city titles, while three different teams took home a championship.

Beat the Streets New York crowned more than 40 individual champions and three team champions at the 2022 Junior League City Championship on Sunday at Harry S Truman High School in the Bronx.


Myra Barnes IS 24 scored 132 points to claim the novice division title ahead of Elite Wrestling Academy (84) and Cornerstone Academy (79). PS 71 Rose Scala (77) and PS 178 (77) rounded out the top five.


Cornerstone Academy took the girls division crown with 89 points over team Excellence (63). Elite Wrestling Academy (35), Nathaniel Hawthorne MS 74 (31) and The Christa McAulliffe School IS 187 (30) all finished in the top five.


In the standard division, Eagle Academy took the top spot with 179 points. Cornerstone Academy (112), PS 5 Port Morris (108), MS 129 (78) and Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy (59) each claimed a top-five finish.


Eric Bocanegra Jr. of Harlem Jets Wrestling Club and

Leona Gao of Crista McAulliffe School IS 187 each received the Oustanding Wrestler award for the boys and girls standard divisions, respectively. Gao was also the only girl to also be a finalist in the standard division.


Individual champions - Girls and Standard

Mia Carmela Barro (Elite Wrestling Academy)

Ronin Barro (Elite Wrestling Academy)

Chris Alvarez (Eagle Academy)

Eric Bocanegra Jr. (Harlem Jets Wrestling Club)

Jacob- Mendez (Cornerstone Academy)

Prince Stone (Cornerstone Academy)

Erick Jamison (MS 129)

Tevez Kelly (MS 129)

Ethan Gonzaga (Harlem Jets Wrestling Club)

Quincy Jones (Eagle Academy)

Trystan Hill (Eagle Academy)

Noel Pizarro (Eagle Academy)

Erill Solomon (Eagle Academy)

Abdul Balde (Eagle Academy)

Javier Polanco de la Rosa (PS 5 Port Morris)

Omar Greene (MS 582)

Oleksandra Shcherban (Elite Wrestling Academy)

Serra Akyali (Hunter College MS)

Emma Pomales (Eagle Academy)

Leona Gao (Christa McAuliffe)

Estrella Velardo (Cornerstone Academy)

Taylor Forrest (Cornerstone Academy)

Shayna Welsh (Excellence)

Glorious Johnson-Ibisanya (Excellence)

London Little (Excellence)

Makayla Watson (Cornerstone Academy)

Sasha Gordon (Excellence)


Standard team scores

Eagle Academy (179)

Cornerstone Academy (112)

PS 5 Port Morris (108)

MS 129 (78)

Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy (59)

Elite Wrestling Academy (58.5)

Harlem Jets Wrestling Club (51)

K-Wrestling (35)

MS 582 The Upper Academy (18)

Christa McAuliffe (16)

Rafael Hernandez (16)

Hunter College MS (13)


Girls team scores

Cornerstone Academy (89)

Excellence (63)

Elite Wrestling Academy (35)

Nathaniel Hawthorne (31)

Christa McAuliffe (30)

Eagle Academy (28)

Brooklyn Environmental Exploration School (19)

Hunter College MS (17)

Rafael Hernandez (17)

PS 5 Port Morris (13)

PS 178 (7)

Roosevelt Island PS 217 (4)


Since being founded in 2005, Beat the Streets New York 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 NYC 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 btsny.org/donate.


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Khloe Pinnock
Khloe Pinnock
20 dic 2022

Im joining so soon ill be there

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Taylor Forrest
Taylor Forrest
14 dic 2022

IM THERE

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MAKAYLA WATSON
MAKAYLA WATSON
13 dic 2022

THATS MEEEEE 😁

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