'Grapple In The Apple' raises A Record $1.4 Million For New York Youth Wre

'Grapple In The Apple' raises A Record $1.4 Millio

Beat The Streets Grapple In The Apple 2012 Raises Record $1.4 Million For New York City Area Youth Wrestling and Education programs
Landmark event at Roseland Ballroom Followed USA-Russia Dual Meet, U.S. Olympic team Qualifier In Front of Over 20,000 People In Times Square
NEW YORK, June 12, 2012- Grapple In The Apple, the 2012 fundraiser for New York City youth wrestling programs staged by the grassroots not-for-profit group Beat The Streets” raised a record $1.4 million dollars last Thursday at Times Square and the Roseland Ballroom. The event, held for the second straight year in Times Square, saw the U.S. Olympic freestyle wrestling team heading to the London Games this summer defeat Russia in a dual meet 4-3, while wrestler Coleman Scott defeated challengers Shawn Bunch and Reece Humphrey in a wrestle-off to take the final spot on the 2012 Olympic team. An estimated crowd of over 20,000 watched the matches, which began under bright sunshine at 1:00 p.m. and ended with Scotts win under the bright lights just after 8:00 p.m.
"We want to thank all who came out to support us and raise these essential funds for the wrestling programs in the innercity" said Mike Novogratz, Beat The Streets Chairman. "The exhibition put on by our Olympic team was thrilling, and we have to set the bar very high for what we can do to continue to grow in 2013."
The Gala also honored a host of athletes, and contributors to wrestling during the evening. They included:
Become Your Own Dream Scholarship: Amanda Jackson - Scholars Academy and Ahmed Elsayed - Wingate Campus
Middle School Wrestler of the Year:  Leonard Merkin - IS 98
Male Student-Athlete Award Winner: Cristian Masaya - Brooklyn Tech
Female Student-Athlete Award Winner: Sandy Wu - Townsend Harris
Atlas Award Winner: Cheick Ndiaye - Brooklyn International High School
Lady Liberty Award Winner: Rosemary Flores - Curtis
Junior League Coach of the Year: Joe DiForte - Staten Island Lions
High School Assistant Coach of the Year: Chris LaCarrubba - Brooklyn Tech
High School Coach of the Year: John McGarry - Eagle Academy for Young Men
Lifetime Achievement Award: Jim Regan - Martin Luther High School
Men of the Year:  United States Freestyle Olympic Team
The Mission of the Beat the Streets Wrestling Program is to expand and develop wrestling in the New York City Metropolitan area from the youth through the Olympic level. Our dream is to provide opportunities for boys and girls in the activity of wrestling, building lifelong skills. If you share this mission and would like to volunteer to help, please contact volunteer@beat-the-streets.org.


FloWrestler of the Week: Trevor Mastrogiovanni, Blair

Rob Preston Trevor Mastrogiovanni

Coming in unranked and walking out with the title. 

Can Silva Give Teasdale His 1st Career Loss At Powerade?

Matt Shuck silva teasdale.jpg

Could Gavin Teasdale's undefeated streak be in trouble?

DI NCAA News & Notes: Week 6

Josh Conklin Nick Suriano

Are you here for Nomad's Nibblers? Alas, we have no nibbles from Nomad. He is still recuperating from crushing coverage in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. For everything Ironman, click here. 

Malicious Intent - Ep 66 - Breaking Rules And The Longest Mile

JB .jpg

Mal and Spey talk about when Mike was the head coach at Middlesex County College and he learned to discriminate between what rules to break and what rules to abide by.

Spencer Lee Debuts + 13 Other Hawkeyes To Wrestle At UNI Open

Justin Hoch Spencer Lee

Iowa freshman Spencer Lee and 13 other Hawkeyes, including Pat Lugo and Jacob Warner, are registered to wrestle at the UNI Open in Cedar Falls, Iowa, on Saturday morning at 8 ET.

How Rutgers Can Beat Iowa

Josh Conklin Nick Suriano

The biggest dual in the history of Rutgers' wrestling program gets underway tonight at 8 Eastern.

Goodale Thinks Iowa Doesn't Respect Rutgers

Screen Shot 2017-12-07 at 7.07.09 PM.png

Rutgers head coach Scott Goodale doesn't think "there's a whole heck of a lot of respect" for his Scarlet Knights program from the Iowa wrestlers and coaches ahead of their dual meet on Friday at the Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway, NJ.

What 2 Watch 4: The Holiday Season Is Here

Josh Conklin Richie Lewis

Time to break out your ugly sweaters and head to the nearest college gym. 

DI NCAA News And Notes: Week 5

Tony Rotdundo Micah Jordan

Good evening, wrestling fans! Again no Nomad to nourish you with Division I news, notes, nuggets, nibblers, and general wrestling tidings. 

2017 Walsh Jesuit Ironman Preview: 152-285

Josh Conklin Michael Beard

The 2017 Walsh Jesuit Ironman will continue the long and storied tradition of what is undoubtedly the toughest in-season tournament in the country.