For the second straight year FloSports is excited to announce that FloWrestling will once again live stream the Beat The Streets New York City event, Thursday, May 19, in Times Square.
This year’s event, dubbed “United In The Square,” will feature wrestlers from three Beat the Streets’ city programs in addition to the main event: USA vs. Iran in freestyle, plus USA vs. Canada in women’s freestyle and a special match in Greco-Roman.
Olympic and World champion Jordan Burroughs and 2x-NCAA champion and Olympian J’Den Cox will face top Iranian stars in freestyle. World champions Helen Maroulis and Adeline Gray will take on Samantha Stewart and Justina Di Stasio of Canada respectively. Two-time world bronze medalist Andy Bisek will also compete in Times Square taking on Olympic champion Kim Hyeon-Woo of Korea.
“We’re excited to once again be working with Beat the Streets New York to bring this high-profile wrestling event into the homes of people across the country,” FloWrestling General Manager Joe Williamson said. “It’s a great opportunity to highlight some of the best wrestlers in the world, and also to raise awareness for a non-profit that is doing excellent work with youth.”
The broadcast will begin at 3:45 PM EST on Thursday, May 19 with matches that highlight wrestlers from the Beat the Streets program. At 4:45pm, the New York City PSAL Girls Dual Meet Championships will take place, with Iran taking on the United States following at 6pm EST. During the Iran vs USA match, BTSNY will present their annual outstanding awards to student athletes from the BTS program.
Admission tickets may be bought in advance at www.btsny.org or 212.245.6570. A ticket is required for the Gala Celebration at the PlayStation Theater. More details are available at http://www.btsny.org/events/2016-gala/2016-gala.
Senior Level Match-ups:
Men’s freestyle 74 kg/163 lbs. – Jordan Burroughs (USA) vs. Pehman Yarahmadi (Iran)
Men’s freestyle 86 kg/189 lbs. – J’Den Cox (USA) vs. Meisam Mostafa Joukar (Iran)
Greco-Roman 75 kg/165 lbs. – Andy Bisek (USA) vs. Kim Hyeon-Woo (Korea)
Women’s 53 kg/116.5 lbs. – Helen Maroulis (USA) vs. Samantha Stewart (Canada)
Women’s 75 kg/165 lbs.– Adeline Gray (USA) vs. Justina Di Stasio (Canada)