The national wrestling teams of the United States will take on international squads on Thursday, May 17 in the eighth annual Beat the Streets Wrestling celebration. This year’s event will take place at Pier 17/Seaport District in lower Manhattan for the first time. Two of the greatest wrestlers in the sport, Jordan Burroughs of the United States and Frank Chamizo of Italy, will compete in the headliner super match, and 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist Helen Maroulis will also compete for Team USA. Other athletes wil ble others will be announced closer to the event.
The world-class competition has been hosted in Times Square six previous times; this also marks the ninth straight year in which a major international-style wrestling competition will be hosted as part of the Beat the Streets Benefit activities.
Top Beat the Streets youth wrestlers will take the mat showcasing their skills in exhibition matches beginning at 2:30 p.m. to kick off the NYC Benefit. For the second straight year, the Benefit will feature the PSAL Girls Freestyle Dual Meet Championships finals, showcasing the two top New York City girl’s freestyle wrestling high school teams from the spring girl’s freestyle season. Then it's Team USA vs Nigeria (women) and an international team (men) at 6:00 p.m., followed by Burroughs vs. Chamizo, with video highlights and special guest appearances followed by the Beat the Streets Benefit Celebration.
Tickets are required for entry and can be purchased by visiting www.btsny.org, calling 212-777-5702 or emailing Joe DelConte at email@example.com. More details are available at http://www.btsny.org/events/annual-benefit/2018-benefit.
2:30 p.m. – Beat the Streets Youth Exhibition Matches
4:45 p.m. – New York City Girls Freestyle Dual Meet Championships Finals
6:00 p.m. – World Class Wrestling to include:
• Team USA vs. Nigeria in women’s freestyle
• Team USA vs. TBA in men’s freestyle
• Super Match – Jordan Burroughs (USA) vs. Frank Chamizo (ITA)
Followed by Annual Benefit Celebration, Pier 17
To access live and on-demand coverage of the Beat The Streets New York City event, visit FloWrestling.com and become a PRO subscriber. A subscription unlock access to premium content across the entire FloSports network, as well as the matches from the Beat the Streets program starting at 2:30 p.m. ET on May 17. At 4:45 p.m., the New York City PSAL Girls Dual Meet Championships will take place, the Team USA matches following at 6 p.m. Watch the event across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Roku or Apple TV 4.