On Wednesday, May 8th, the Curtis Warriors wrestling team downed the Canarsie Girls Wrestling Team at home for the inaugural PSAL Girls Dual Meet Title by a score of 29-9.
Both teams scored convincing victories in Monday's semi-final round to advance to the finals, with Curtis defeating Brooklyn Tech 23-13 and Canarsie beating New Dorp 24-12.
Curtis finishes the season with a perfect 10-0 record. Curtis won the PSAL Individual Title on April 27th at Wingate behind five individual champions. The unquestioned leader of the Warriors is Rosemary Flores. In addition to a recent City Title, Rosemary has multiple national titles on her resume.
Canarsie also finished second to Curtis at the individual championships behind a balanced team effort. Canarsie finishes the year with a record of 8-2. Their other defeat came at the hands of Curtis 24-14 on April 9th.
Congratulations to all the girls who participated in this first-ever PSAL Girls Wrestling League! You should all be very proud of yourselves for being ground breakers!
The champions of the girls individual city championships are headed for Orlando, FL for the Body Bar National Championships this weekend, May 10th-12th. Look for more coverage of that as the weekend progresses.
Saturday, April 27th, 2013 marked an historic day as 107 girls representing 16 teams competed at Brooklyn's Wingate High School in the PSAL's first Girls City Wrestling Championship.
Champions were crowned in 13 weight classes. Curtis won the team title with 209 points. Canarsie, Brooklyn Tech, the Catch-All Team, and New Dorp rounded out the top five. In addition to winning City Titles, champions at 97, 105, 112, 117, 125, 130, 139, 148, 159, and 172 have qualified to to be a part of the Beat the Streets travel team which will compete at the Body Bar Women’s National Championships.
The Board of Trustees of Beat the Streets Wrestling Inc. (BTSW) has announced the election of Yoshi Nakamura as the newest member of the Board of Trustees.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Yoshi to our board and look forward to his enthusiasm and acumen as we move forward at this very exciting time,” said Board Chairman Mike Novogratz.
“I am very happy to be the newest member on the Beat the Streets board,” said Nakamura. “I have been a huge fan for many years and it's an honor to join up with such a great organization. I am very excited to help advance and promote the very important mission of providing opportunities for New York City's youth to participate in wrestling. The sport and its many lessons were driving forces in molding me into the person I am today. I look forward to helping do great things for our student-athletes.”
Added BTSW Executive Director Jim Fallis, “We are excited to have Mr. Nakamura join our Board. His background and familiarity with the sport and the wrestling community of New York and the surrounding area will be tremendously helpful as we continue to grow wrestling and the awareness of Beat the Streets.”
New York City was represented by three Alumni attempting to earn All-American Honors and automatically qualify for the World Team Trials. One of them, Dimitry Riabchinsky of New Utrecht, was successful.
Riabchinsky, who now trains at the United States Olympic Education Center at Northern Michigan University and competes for the New York Athletic Club, fell in his openning round match to Nikko Triggas. He rebounded nicely with two dominant victories in the consolation round to advance to the consolation semifinals. In that round, he again ran into Triggas and was defeated for a second time. Riabchinsky then won the 5th Place consolation final against Christian Nielsen of the Army's World Class Athlete Program.
The tournament, previously scheduled to take place at Wingate HS in Brooklyn, has been cancelled.
The US Open Wrestling Tournament Opened today in Las Vegas, Nevada. The tournament is open to all competitors and crowns champions in all Senior Level Weight Classes in Men's Freestyle, Women's Freestyle, and Men's Greco-Roman. Two New York City alums will compete tomorrow, Friday April 19th, on Day 2 of the tournament.
Kevin Hartnett was a two-time CHSAA Champion for Monsignor Farrell and now competes for the Bloomsburg Huskies. The Junior finished this past season with a record of 23-8 to up his career record to 71-34. He will open the tournament at 74 Kg with a match against Ryan Watts of Michigan. He will need to finish in the top 8 of his 32-man bracket to advance to the second day.
New Utrecht Alum Dmitry Riabchinsky will represent the New York Athletic Club at 55 Kg in Greco-Roman competition tomorrow. Riabchinsky has been a top competitor in his weight class nationally for the last few years, despite only compteting for one season at New Utrecht. He currently lives and trains out of the United States Olympic Education Center at Northern Michigan. Riabchinsky will open the competition against Nikko Triggas, an NCAA All-American for Ohio State.
FloWrestling.com is live streaming the event for Flo Technique Wave Subscribers.
Brackets and results are available on TrackWrestling.com.
Eighteen high school girls, two college-aged coaches, and one alumna competed this past Saturday, April 13th, at the “Revolution in Springfield” Tournament in Springfield, MA.