Beat the Streets FIRST National Qualifier!
We started Beat the Streets to change lives through the sport of wrestling and no one has taken more advantage of that philosophy than Janyssa Berrios!
Janyssa was always a great student, as a Junior at JP McCaskey High with over a 4.0 GPA there isn’t much to argue, but she found an opportunity to expand her horizons with the sport of wrestling through the GIRLS ONLY training offered by Beat the Streets and LAW. This is the PREMIERE training opportunity for girls in Central PA so please Contact us to learn more. Training with BtS and LAW she has qualified for the most prestigious age group tournaments in the country US Marine Corp Junior Nationals and the National Duals.
These tournaments come with a cost so please help Janyssa achieve even more gofundme.com/funding-for-fargo-and-tulsa
BtS Concludes 2nd Season of Competition!
Beat the Streets participants celebrated the end of the 2017-18 competitive season with a pot luck banquet for youth, Jr High and High School athletes.
The emphasis of BtS is to increase participation, have fun and build a community through wrestling that helps our participants succeed and reach new levels in their lives.
The banquet serves to show all our youth athletes of what they have to look forward to by continuing their journey through the sport and motivate our older wrestlers to give back to the next generation.
Though the competitive season has come to a close we still practice Monday and Wednesday from 6-730 at the Lancaster Rec Center. Keep coming, growing and getting better!
130 Kids attend Clinic with the Champs
Over 20 years ago Steelton-Highspire lost their wrestling program to School District budget cuts. Beat the Streets partnered with Steel-High, Dauphin County and the community to bring the sport back and provide a High school, Junior High and youth team that gives no cost opportunities to get kids changing their lives through wrestling.
On June 13th, over 130 kids and coaches joined Penn State standouts 3x NCAA Champ Zain Retherford and Matt McCutcheon to put mats back on the Steel-High floor.
This is just one of the great stories that Beat the Streets is involved with please help us to create more!
Every member of the Beat the Streets staff is here for one reason. TO HELP KIDS. We chose to use the sport of wrestling to accomplish this.
Why wrestling? Wrestling is arguably the oldest of all sports but the lessons it teaches are as relevant today as they ever have been: determination, self confidence, discipline, and most importantly hard work.
At Beat the Streets we believe that EVERY child has the potential to be a productive member of our community if they are given the proper support and opportunity, and one great aspect of wrestling is that any body can wrestle. Boy, girl, tall, short, husky or thin, every one will participate and everyone will have the chance to grow as a result. As one of the greatest wrestlers and coaches, Dan Gable, said, “More enduringly than any other sport, wrestling teaches self-control and pride. Some have wrestled without great skill – none have wrestled without pride.”
Aaron Moldoff joins us as Head Coach of the Beat the Streets program at the Lancaster Recreation Commission location after assisting the program last year and instructing at our Summer Camp for Future Champs. After graduating from Marple Newtown High School in 2012 Aaron went on to wrestle for Franklin and Marshall College while earning a degree in History. Aaron started coaching during his freshman year of college with the Lancaster Alliance Wrestling (LAW) Club. After graduating from Franklin and Marshall he coached the Junior High team at Central York Middle School before returning to Franklin and Marshall College in 2016 as an assistant coach.
Isaias Rodriguez serves as Head Coach of the Beat the Streets program practicing at the McCaskey High School location. Coach Rodriguez graduated from JP McCaskey High School in 1998. He wrestled for Millersville University while earning a degree in education. Coach Rodriguez returned to McCaskey High School to serve as an Assistant Coach for 7 years. These years gave him the experience to take over as Head Coach in 2014 where he currently leads the Red Tornado Wrestling Program. Coach Rodriguez has been a Fourth Grade teacher at Martin Luther King Elementary in Lancaster for the past 10 years.
We have gathered a great group of young men to be role models for the young men and women of Central PA.
Current NCAA Div I wrestlers from Franklin&Marshall College Brett Kulp, Cole Aaron, Anthony Mancini, and 2016 & 2018 NCAA Championship Qualifier Antonio Pelusi along with Div II wrestlers from Millersville University will be working with both Beat the Streets Lancaster programs.