Pursuit of Excellence
New York City wrestling is sending a full contingent of 80 Youth Wrestlers to the New York State
Kids Wrestling Championships at Union Endicott High School this week-end.
President Brian Giffin, Beat the Streets Wrestling Inc. announced to its board in January that the time has come for New York City to expand opportunities for its youth by competing in state, regional and very soon, national level championships.
Brian’s request for full funding was simply stated ” the time has come for us to begin phasing in statewide competition. We have spent 5 years building the passion and developing a wrestling culture.
We have been successful in expanding our 80 middle schools with over 3000 kids in grades 4-8 that has carried over by increasing high school participation at our 65 high schools.
We have a secured a full time person, Mike Torriero (NYS HS Champion-NCAA Qualifier at West Virginia University) to work closely with the coaches by expanding our training centers, coaches education, a girls program and a Freestyle and Greco program traveling to competitions throughout Long Island, New Jersey and Westchester County.”
All of the 80 wrestlers qualified through the Middle School Championships during the Mayor’s Cup held in January at the Harlem Academy. The kids are excited and are ready for the test!
For more information: www.beat-the-streets.org