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Beat the Streets New York alumna Naomi Henry earns 2nd NCWWC All-American honor

The New Jersey City University student-athlete took seventh place at the National Collegiate Women's Wrestling Championships.

Beat the Streets New York alumna Naomi Henry earned All-American honors for the second time in her career with a seventh-place finish at the 2023 National Collegiate Women's Wrestling Championships on Saturday in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

The New Jersey City University student-athlete defeated Gabby Skidmore of Augsburg University 3-2 to claim seventh place at 123 pounds. Henry earned her first All-American honor by taking eighth at 116 pounds in 2021.

Henry, a Wingate High School alumna, ends her collegiate career as a two-time All-American and three-time national qualifier.

"Naomi wrestled a good tournament and I’m proud of her effort, attitude and hard work over the years," NJCU head coach Barry Hart, a fellow BTSNY and Wingate alum, said. "She’s grown so much as an athlete and person. She’s a great example of what we are building at NJCU. We are going to miss her energy and leadership as she goes off to Law School once she graduates."

BTSNY alumnae Nia Crosdale of King University and Shola Cascen of East Stroudsburg University competed at 191 pounds in the national tournament but fell short of the podium.

(Photo by Justin Hoch)

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

Beat the Streets 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.



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