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9 Beat the Streets student-athletes win PSAL girls folkstyle city championships

BTS Academy member Joy Murray earned the Outstanding Wrestler award.

Nine Beat the Streets student-athletes, including six in the BTS Academy program, claimed Public Schools Athletic League girls folkstyle city championships Sunday at Harry S. Truman High School in The Bronx.

BTS Academy student-athletes Joy Murray (Grover Cleveland), Belen Medina (WC Bryant), Lanxi Xu and Isabella Lorenzana (Francis Lewis), and Gabby Heffez and Tehana Savory (Brooklyn Tech) each won city titles.

Murray earned the Outstanding Wrestler award after she had four falls en route to her title. Murray, the No. 6 seed in her bracket, upset the top two seeds in the semifinals and finals to claim the championship.

Fellow BTS student-athletes Marielys Lugo (Bathgate), Nadiya Delvois (Curtis) and Madison Polonia (Flushing) also reached the top of the podium. Lorenzana and Delvois both won for a second straight year

These student-athletes will shift to their PSAL freestyle wrestling in March. The PSAL girls freestyle Individual City Championships is on Saturday, May 18 at Harry S. Truman High School, with the team championships on Wednesday, May 22 at a location to be announced.

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.

BTS 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

PSAL Girls Folkstyle Championships

Individual Results

100: Jayla Chen Hom (Petrides) FALL Stephanie Nogueroles (Tottenville)

107: Marielys Lugo (Bathgate) FALL Diana Siguencia (New Utrecht)

114: Nanyeli Encinas (Tottenville) FALL Sophie Renault (Hunter College HS)

120: Joy Murray (Grover Cleveland) FALL Jordan Aimetti (Petrides)

126: Lanxi Xu (Francis Lewis) FALL Alexandra Shuster (Tottenville)

132: Nadiya Delvois (Curtis) FALL Willa Nawaday (Bronx Science)

138: Gabby Heffez (Brooklyn Tech) FALL Isabella Burmaster (Petrides)

145: Madison Polonia (Flushing) FALL Ksenia Volonyk (Hunter College HS)

152: Ana Carolina Lockard (Brooklyn Tech) FALL Yesly Barreto (East Harlem)

165: Tehana Savory (Brooklyn Tech) FALL Ishia Gillett (Aviation)

185: Belen Medina (WC Bryant) DEC Jana Shaaban (New Dorp), 1-0

235: Isabella Lorenzana (Francis Lewis) FALL Isabella Decaro (WC Bryant)

Team Scores (Top 5)

1. Bronx Science (139)

2. Brooklyn Tech (112)

3. Tottenville (109.5)

4. Harry S. Truman (93)

5. Bathgate (82)

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May 07

Congratulations to the Beat the Streets student-athletes, especially the six champions from the Academy Buildnow GG program. Their hard work and dedication truly paid off.

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