Many Beat the Streets Philadelphia student-athletes have been working hard and training at our various offseason wrestling facilities. On April 17th BTSP sent 40 wrestlers to the Downingtown West Freestyle Tournament. There was a large turnout at the tournament, with nearly 200 Greco participants and over 300 Freestyle participants. Although the day was long, nearly 8 hours, the BTS squad brought home a haul of medals, including the Philadelphia Atheltic League’s Matt Oniel, who won the 50 lb. Bantam Freestyle Championship.
Beat the Streets Philadelphia will be hosting our first freestyle state tournament qualifier. The qualifier will be held on May 15 at South Philadelphia High School, the same location as the 2016 Philadelphia Public School League Tournament. The athletes that have been putting in the extra time in this offseason are looking to reap the benefits of their hard work and qualify for the Pennsylvania State Freestyle Tournament which runs the following weekend, May 20-22. This tournament is particularly exciting because it is the first BTSP tournament to include wrestlers from outside the Philadelphia area.