- Brandon Cain
Beat the Streets to host 2022 NYC Mayor's Cup Wrestling Championships
Best in NYC high school wrestling tournament is set for Jan. 30 at Chelsea Piers.
Beat the Streets is proud to announce the return of the annual NYC Mayor's Cup Wrestling Championships after a one-year hiatus.
Beat the Streets will host the 18th annual NYC Mayor's Cup Wrestling Championships on Sunday, Jan. 30 at Chelsea Piers. New York City's best high school wrestlers from the Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL), Athletic Association for Independent Schools (AAIS), Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA) and New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) will compete.
"We are so excited and honored to host this year's Mayor's Cup where 13 individuals will be crowned the Best in the City!," Beat the Streets Executive Director Brendan Buckley said. "The sport of wrestling has been adversely affected by the pandemic during these last two years, especially here in New York City and so this is obviously a very big deal.
"A big debt of gratitude goes to some very passionate individuals from our community to make this happen as well as our partners at the PSAL, AAIS, CHSAA, NYSAIS and our hosts, Chelsea Piers."
The tournament will be from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Chelsea Piers Field House, located at 23rd Street and Hudson River Park in Manhattan. Championship matches are slated for 5p.m.
"The Public Schools Athletic League student-athletes are thrilled to have the opportunity to once again compete for the title of Best In The City," PSAL Wrestling Coordinator Ken Bigley said. "The very last Mayor's Cup contested among all sports prior to the pandemic was the NYC Mayor's Cup Wrestling Championships, so it's exciting wrestling is the first sport back."
The NYC Mayor's Cup Wrestling Championships will feature the top 16 wrestlers in each weight class. The tournament showcases student-athletes across all five boroughs as they compete to prove they are NYC's best.
Beat the Streets is seeking volunteers for the tournament. Volunteers will receive a free ticket to attend the Beat the Streets 2022 Annual Benefit. To sign-up to volunteer, visit https://bit.ly/3FEWuTA. To help support the Mayor's Cup Wrestling Championships continue to be an annual tournament, make a donation at https://bit.ly/3GOb7oY.
For more information on the NYC Mayor's Cup Wrestling Championships, including a full schedule, visit bit.ly/2022nycmcwrestling.
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.