International Wrestling

Five Thoughts After 2019 Beat the Streets NY

Diakomihalis, Yianni

photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com

The wrestling community experienced an incredible night on Monday when the Beat the Streets “Grapple at the Garden” took place at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden. A packed house, of over 5000 spectators, was treated to an exhibition between current international superstar Jordan Burroughs and 2008 Olympian and UFC star Ben Askren. The event was deeper than just one match as a current collegiate wrestler knocked off the number one ranked wrestler in the world, another college athlete downed a returning world medalist, and some of the top Senior-level men and women were able to show what makes them unique on the wrestling mat. All of this was done for a great cause, the Beat the Streets organization which has brought wrestling and mentorship to the inner-city kids of New York. Here are five of my thoughts following the event.

1) Ben Askren Did the Entire Wrestling Community a Favor

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