Beat the Streets (BTS) has announced the recipients of the annual awards to be presented at Grapple at the Garden on Monday, May 6 at Hulu Theater.
BTSNY has selected these recipients following nominations from members of the New York City wrestling community, such as coaches, student-athletes, administrators and family. The full list of award winners and award information can be found below.
Junior League Female Wrestler of the Year: Sujeydy Matos, Inwood Academy for Leadership
Junior League Male Wrestler of the Year: Sulayman Bah, MS 129
Become Your Own Dream Foundation Scholarship: Adrian Rosario Beato, Mott Haven Campus
This financial scholarship is given annually to a New York City student-athlete who has overcome obstacles, worked through hardship, and plans to continue wrestling in college.
Female Student Athlete of the Year: Lyn Kajihara, The Bronx High School of Science
This career achievement award is given to a female athlete who exhibits the greatest combination of academic and extracurricular success.
Male Student Athlete of the Year: David Berkovich, Poly Prep Country Day School
This career achievement award is given to a male athlete who exhibits the greatest combination of academic and extracurricular success.
Grit Award: Michael Babbcort, George Wingate Educational Campus
This career achievement award is given to the New York City wrestler who has embraced the grind and shown improvement through their tireless effort and dedication to the sport.
Lady Liberty: Shola Cascen, Harry S. Truman High School
This career achievement award is given to the New York City female wrestler who has stood as the beacon of opportunity and promise, representing all that is strong and proud of New York City women’s wrestling.
Atlas Award: Terry Adams, Monsignor Farrell High School
This career achievement award is given to a male athlete who has picked up New York City wrestling and taken it to new heights.
Junior League Coach of the Year: Jonathan Khoury, Eagle Academy for Young Men
Girls High School Coach of the Year: Ted Cook, Harry S. Truman High School
Boys High School Coach of the Year: Michael Stern, Queens Metropolitan High School
Assistant Coach of the Year: Barry Hart, George Wingate Educational Complex
Volunteer of the Year: Jake O’Hara, Columbia University (‘14)