A Look Inside PSAL and BTS 2010-11

Take a look inside BTS and PSAL in our 8 minute documentary. They’re aiming to make some noise in 2010-11. Watch what they have going on.

A couple of weeks back, LHW visited the BTS training center at 145 Thompson Street in Manhattan.   As I was walking downtown from my 16th Street office, I felt the 2010-11 season approaching in my bones.  A gray sky, a chill in the air, and darkness settling in early sent me back to my walks home after high school practice.  All that was missing was my wet hair turning to ice.  And once I got there, it was just like I remembered:  lots of athletes, music blasting, fooling around, basketball, rolling out the mats, and then about 2 hours of practice.  PSAL has it.  The culture is there, and before long, the results will be there to match.  Take a look inside BTS and PSAL in our 8 minute documentary.  They’re aiming to make some noise in 2010-11.  Watch what they have going on.

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BTS Girls at Wrestle Around

The W.O.W. Team of Pennsylvania battled our very own Beat the Streets girls this weekend in the first ever NY-PA Women’s Dual Meet / Wrestle Around.

The W.O.W. Team of Pennsylvania battled our very own Beat the Streets girls this weekend in the first ever NY-PA Women’s Dual Meet / Wrestle Around. Sandy Bonilla and Ruth Leger of Brooklyn put on some impressive performances with Sandy hitting a well-timed fireman’s throw in her first match. Ruth went toe to toe in both her matches against Kasey Krucek of PA, with the first match going to criteria and the second match going to clinch after the 2nd period. Kasey ultimately earned the win both times. Both Kasey and Ruth will represent their home states of Pennsylvania and New York, respectively, at the coming Junior Nationals at the end of July. Continue reading “BTS Girls at Wrestle Around”

Wrestling Saved My Life

Leigh Jaynes beat the streets and climbed atop of the female wrestling world.

Leigh Jaynes at Baruch ClinicJust two days after a come from behind pin over Kelsey Campbell on the deck of the USS Intrepid at the Beat the Streets Gala, Leigh Jaynes, a 2007 National Champion and World Team member, instructed a free clinic at Baruch Middle School in lower Manhattan.  Jaynes drilled about 40 middle school and high school wrestlers in advanced freestyle technique. Continue reading “Wrestling Saved My Life”

Video of the Exhibition Matches at the Beat the Streets Gala

The Beat the Streets Gala on May 13, 2010 featured 7 exhibition matches. Open this story to watch the video of each of the evening’s matches.

The Beat the Streets Gala on May 13, 2010 featured 7 exhibition matches. Open this story to watch the video of each of the evening’s matches.

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Dake out; Metcalf to face Jenkins in Beat the Streets Gala on USS Intrepid

The on-going drama to finalize the Main Event for the 2010 Beat the Streets Gala on the U.S.S. Intrepid in New York City on Thursday, May 13 has taken another twist.

Gary Abbott – The on-going drama to finalize the Main Event for the 2010 Beat the Streets Gala on the U.S.S. Intrepid in New York City on Thursday, May 13 has taken another twist.

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Caldwell injured in training; Dake to face Metcalf in Beat the Streets Gala on USS Intreprid

Darrion Caldwell (Rahway, N.J./Sunkist Kids) reinjured his shoulder during a practice session at the U.S. Olympic Training Center on Monday afternoon. Due to the injury, he will not be competing as part of the 2010 Beat the Streets Gala on the U.S.S. Intrepid in New York City on Thursday, May 13.

Gary Abbott – Darrion Caldwell (Rahway, N.J./Sunkist Kids) reinjured his shoulder during a practice session at the U.S. Olympic Training Center on Monday afternoon. Due to the injury, he will not be competing as part of the 2010 Beat the Streets Gala on the U.S.S. Intrepid in New York City on Thursday, May 13.

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Caldwell v Metcalf on USS Intrepid May 13

A rematch of top rivals Darrion Caldwell and Brent Metcalf is the Main Event of a seven-match card of wrestling bouts which will be showcased during the 2010 Beat the Streets Gala on Thursday, May 13.

Caldwell vs. Metcalf is the Main Event for Beat the Streets Gala on USS Intrepid in New York City, May 13

Beat the Streets Benefit GalaA rematch of top rivals Darrion Caldwell and Brent Metcalf is the Main Event of a seven-match card of wrestling bouts which will be showcased during the 2010 Beat the Streets Gala on Thursday, May 13.

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Interview with Nyassa Baker, a BTS Athlete

Watch this interview with this young female wrestler in the Beat the Streets program. She’s adorable. It’s nice to see the impact that the BTS program is having on the kids.

Watch this interview with this young female wrestler in the Beat the Streets program. She’s adorable. It’s nice to see the impact that the BTS program is having on the kids.


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Brandon Slay and Zeke Jones Talk at BTS

Zeke Jones and Brandon Slay close out Beat the Streets freestyle day with a talk and a Q&A session with the attendees.

Zeke Jones and Brandon Slay close out Beat the Streets freestyle day with a talk and a Q&A session with the attendees. Watch the video of the closing session.

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NY State Kids Championsihips

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.

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. Continue reading “NY State Kids Championsihips”

Program provides opportunities for youth

It’s a cool summer evening at the Linden Recreation Center where people are taking time out of their day to enjoy the weather. As some sit on park benches talking, kids play on the playground and the North East Falcons youth football team begins fitting its players with equipment. One way or another, the people there are taking it easy, except for those inside the center itself. continue reading

Beat the Streets Update

Pretty impressive…Ben Villaret’s, one of the first Beat the Streets middle school wrestler coming through the system from Monsignor Farrell HS is participating in the World’s largest age group event in wrestling.

2009 Jr. Cadet NationalsPretty impressive…Ben Villaret’s, one of the first Beat the Streets middle school wrestler coming through the system from Monsignor Farrell HS is participating in the World’s largest age group event in wrestling. Continue reading “Beat the Streets Update”