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Mayors Cup 2008 Championship Results

date: 2008-02-20 12:59:01
by: Venetsian

Monsignor Farrell HS (CHSAA) Defends its Team Title Winning the Annual Mayors\‘ Cup Wrestling Championships at the beautiful Harlem Armory in Manhattan on Superbowl Sunday!

This years version of the Mayors Cup was expanded to allow every wrestling program in all 5 Boroughs to participate in the prestigious event. The competition organizers , Metropolitan Wrestling Association (MWA), no strangers to handling huge events, was the Competition Managers for the 2003 World Championships held in Madison Square Garden. They added separate division for Girls Wrestling, 20 Developmental teams created the past 2 years and another Novice Division for Junior Varsity wrestlers.

In a separate area of the facility the Beat the Streets Wrestling Middle Schools held its annual Wrestling Day with a clinic, skills and drills and a light scrimmage for all 200 hundred kids from the 10 Winter Programs.

The clinic had a very special guest, Mike Novogratz, Chairman of Beat the Streets Wrestling Inc. Mike was a former Captain, NCAA Qualifier and an Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) runner-up while wrestling all 4 years at Princeton University. He provided a 90 minute session reviewing the basic skills and position drills for the wrestlers. He broke the wrestlers into smaller groups and conducted some live scrimmaging. All of the kids and their parents had a great time. After the clinic was completed they observed their future high school teams wrestling in the Cup.

The event required two days of competition and under consideration is options for next year as the event has grown so big it may require Madison Square Garden to house the potential huge event.

Next year the BTS/PSAL will be expanding with 15 new high school teams being added. The schools selected will be announced in the Spring by the PSAL Office.

Varsity Mayor Results
Novice Mayor Results
JS Novice Results
Mayors Girls

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Mayor's Cup Wrestling Tournament 2008

date: 2008-01-08 15:05:50
by: John Welch

Plan on the dates Friday February 1 – Sunday February 3, 2008. The Metropolitan Wrestling Association is back with its 5th Mayor’s Cup 2008. It is still not as big as the world championships, but still it is catching up. This year, due to the growth of wrestling, mostly thanks to the efforts of Beat the Streets, Inc. there will be up to 15 more teams entered in either the varsity or novice division. This year the novice division will be divided into 9th and 10th graders and 11th and 12th graders. Again this event is an NYC HAPPENING, a symbol of growth for wrestling, an annual event in which to gather wrestling friends, and a tie to the Mayor of the greatest city in the world. That says something.

The MWA in conjunction with the Mayor’s Office, The NYC Sports Commission, Beat the Streets, Inc, Martin Luther High School, the Harlem Armory and the three groups that coordinate high school wrestling in the city (the PSAL; the CHSAA; the NYSAISAA) will host at the Harlem Armory the 5th year of the Mayor’s Cup of wrestling. All the high school wrestlers from each group are invited to compete for team and individual weight class honors and to be the best wrestler in the city.

The MWA is seeking friends of wrestling to assist with running the event. We need floor monitors, timekeepers; scorers; sales; hospitality, etc throughout the day. If you are available that Friday evening February 1st for set-up; Saturday February 2nd and/or Saturday February 3rd and want to be involved in a great city event, please email me at address below or call 732-822-7595... read more..


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Beat the Streets Coaches College will Co-Sponsor with the Pinning Down Autism Coaches Clinic

date: 2007-10-07 04:44:04
by: Venetsian

Coaches Tim Flynn, Andy Seras and Carl Fronhofer will headline the Clinic Staff October 20th at Farrell HS.

Beat the Streets Coaches College has moved its venue for the Coaches College Clinic originally scheduled for Grand Street Campus HS to help co-sponsor the Pinning Down Autism program. The Coaches and Clinic Benefit will help advanced the mission and provide New York City wrestlers and coaches a unique opportunity to learn from some of the top wrestling coaches in the country.

During the summer Beat the Streets Wrestling Inc. helped inaugurate the Pinning Down Autism successful Benefit Tournament at Petrides HS in Staten Island. Meet Director Jason Bross, the father of an autistic child, reached out to the wrestling community asking for support at the inaugural Benefit Tournament. Through his efforts, the wrestling community responded by initiating Benefit Events throughout the Northeast to help raise awareness of the disease that afflicts far too many children. It is known as a \"silent\" disease and efforts are being made to make awareness of the disease by speaking for the afflicted children... read more..


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2007 World Wrestling Championships in Baku - DAY ONE

date: 2007-09-17 15:36:39
by: Al Bevilacqua

Paul Kieblicsz, NYAC and Manager of the USA Wrestling World Team preparing NYAC wrestler Lindsay Durlacher, for his fifth Place match. Lindsay, a Bronze Medalist in 2006, lost to the eventual World Champion Hamid Sourian of Iran in the third round. He had to battle back with 3 more matches in a span of 45 minutes to qualify for the Bronze Medal match. He lost to Serbia’s Kristijan Fris and finished 4th. The good news is that he qualified the weight class for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

Harry Lester lost to the 2004 Olympic Champion Mansurov and eventual World Champion in a semi-final bout. The hometown favorite was the beneficiary of some "tight" calls in the semi-finals as witnessed by this reporter live on WCSN

Veterans of International wrestling have seen hometown favorites get a "slight edge" in every World level competition except when they are in the United States as witnessed by 12,500 fans at the 2003 World Championships held in Madison Square Garden.... read more..


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MWA Board Member and Wrestling leader Tod Giles has passed away

date: 2007-08-25 21:30:51
by: Venetsian

Tod Giles, an Olympic Alternate and Boston University Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee, passed away on August 22 2007.

Giles was MWA Board Member and has been involved with the Beat the Streets Program by teaching new coaches both at the CHAMPS Training Center as well as for the certification of the Beat the Streets Coaches in March. Giles was an excellent role model for kids and coaches alike.

Giles was a friend and a wrestling brother to many in the New York City area as well as nationally. He was a great father and a husband, and he leaves behind two beautiful children and a wonderful wife.

Tod was not feeling well for the last three days. He passed out in the car as his wife was taking him to the hospital, and died in the hospital.

The Family will be receiving visitors on Monday from 5pm-8pm at Hannemann Funeral Home: 88 S. Broadway, Nyack, NY 10960. The memorial service will be held on Tuesday at 12pm, United Church of Spring Valley, 11 East Church Street, Spring Valley, NY 10977. The official obituary will be printed on Sunday in The Journal News. It can also be accessed online at http://www. LoHud.com

If you would like any other information please contact me and not the house directly. You can contact me via email at: Grecocoach@yahoo.com

We will greatly miss Tod Giles, and will keep his family and loved ones in our thoughts... read more..


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National Wrestling Hall of Fame inducts Setrak Agonian

date: 2007-07-06 10:38:22
by: Venetsian

From Left to Right: Sonny Greenhalgh, 2004 National Wrestling Hall of Fame Inductee and NYAC Wrestling Chairman; Setrak Agonian, 2007 National Wrestling Hall of Fame Outstanding American and NYAC Member; and LeeRoy Smith, National Wrestling Hall of Fame Director.

April 26 2007 Mr. Setrak Agonian, past president of MWA was officially inducted to the National Wrestling Hall of Fame as Outstanding American in the Long Island, NY Chapter for his numerous achievements and continuous support for the Sport of Wrestling both on national and International Levels.

On official ceremony in the Long Island Hilton Hotel, Mr Setrak Agonian received his Outstanding American award from the Director of the National Wrestling Hall of fame Mr. LeeRoy Smith.... read more..


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FILA just opened its new building

date: 2007-06-22 10:48:00
by: Venetsian

The New Fila Headquarters in Cuer-Sur-Vevey Switzerland

It was about time that FILA our International Governing Body of the Sport of Wrestling to finally have own building. Last Friday, June 15, Fila had the official opening inauguration ceremony on which the high powered wrestling society gathered. The ceremony was opened by the FILA president Raphael Matinetti and the IOC President Jacques Rogue. At the event the USAWrestling and USOC presented a special gift for the new Fila building – a 40” plaque with the names of all US Olympic and World Champions since 1904.


Raphael Matinettin, President Fila Wrestling

Fila President Raphael Martinetti welcomes all country representatives, guests and dignities.



Dr. Jacques Rogue, President International Olympic Committee

Fila President Raphael Martinetti presents inauguration gift from the oldest sport in the Olympic Games to the IOC President Dr. Jaques Rogue



The Plaque gift to Fila  from USA Wrestling and USOC

LR: Setrak Agonian, Past President MWA; Larry Sciacchetano, president FILA Hall of Fame; James Ravannack, president USA Wrestling; Rick Tucci, FILA Referee Commission; Mrs. Martinetti; Stand Dziedzic, Fila bureau Member; Raphael Martinetti, president FILA; Rich Bender, Executive Director USA Wrestling; Hamed Kerman Shah, NYAC Wrestling Coach;

USA Delegation presenting their gift for the Inauguration of the new FILA Headquarters..... read more..


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Beach Wrestling Championships 2007 schedule is officially announced

date: 2007-06-14 11:27:04
by: venetsian
Beach Wrestling Championships 2007 official schedule is now released

Beach Wrestling is gaining speed with every passing year and now almost all US States have their own beach wrestling championships. This year we are officially announcing the 2007 State Nationals.

The New York State Beach Wrestling Championship will be organized on Saturday, August 18, at the same place we do it each year - Long Beach, Long Island, NY. Since 2005 this event is the biggest wrestling event in the state. 2004 we got about 600 wrestlers from all states as this was the first Beach Wrestling Championship ever organized in the USA. This year the MWA Won't be invovled and we will be just observers.

For the full schedule of all events please click here .. read more..


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Rochester to host U.S. Beach Wrestling National Championships and World Team Trials, July 6-8

date: 2007-03-08 08:18:02
by: Garry Abbott / USA Wrestling

USA Wrestling has named Rochester , N.Y. as the host for the 2007 U.S. Beach Wrestling National Championships and World Team Trials, set for July 6-8.The bid was awarded to the Monroe County Sports Commission.

The competition will be held on Charlotte Beach, which is located on Lake Ontario in Rochester . Held alongside the USA Wrestling Beach Wrestling Nationals will be two other major sports events, the American Power Boat Association's Toyota Water Jam and the New York Beach Volleyball Championships..... read more..


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Beat the Streets Wrestling, Inc announces restructuring. National Champion Morrison to lead expanded effort.

date: 2007-03-07 08:12:24
by: Venetsian

NCAA Champion Dean Morrison has been hired by Beat the Streets Wrestling, Inc. to lead the continued growth of the sport of wrestling in New York City.

Because of the unprecedented growth of the organization, whose mission it is to raise the profile of the sport of Wrestling in New York City, Beat the Streets Wrestling Inc. has reorganized its professional staff by making some internal structural changes by securing an additional person in Dean Morrison as its full time Chief Executive charged to oversee and direct the scope of the entire Beat the Streets Wrestling Program.... read more..


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