Sports Events in New York City This Week - May 13-May 20May 13, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
City Guide's New York calendar catches all the local sports, from Knicks or Rangers games at Madison Square Garden to Nets and Islanders at Barclays Center, with Yankee Stadium and Citi Field, plus college basketball, the Liberty of the WNBA, and the Staten Island Yankees and Brooklyn Cyclones also on our comprehensive list of things to do in NYC.
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 s... (read more)