Cleveland finishes 2-1 at Chicago Spring Wrestling Festival

Beat the Streets Cleveland – Chicago Trip
May 20-21, 2016

Coaching Staff
Mark Hawald (John Carroll)
Ed Suber (Tallmadge)
Andrew Romanchik (Ohio University)

Roster
106 Fred Berry (Tallmadge)
113 Ed Suber (Tallmadge)
120 Isaaiah Smith (Field)
126 Monteze Thomas (John Adams)
132 Justin Rodriguez (John Marshall)
132 Logan Rickenbacker (Tallmadge)
145 Alex Gucwa (Brooklyn)
152 Davon Young (John Adams)
160 David Smith (John Marshall)
170 Elijah Monroe (John F Kennedy)
182 Sammy Alfonso (Cleveland Central Catholic)
195 Chris Kyles (John Adams)
220 Robert Walker (Cleveland Central Catholic)
285 Sin’Que Davis (John Marshall)

Results
Won 38-26 over Indianapolis
Won 39-23 over Milwaukee
Lost 40-22 to Chicago

The Beat the Streets Cleveland trip to Chicago was a huge success.  After arriving in Chicago on Friday, team Cleveland visited the world famous Navy Pier.  After exploring the pier, the team braved a cold and windy day and took a ride on the Seadog.
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After a fun Friday evening, Saturday was all business.  The day began with a freestyle wrestling demonstration from wrestlers from Northwestern (left) followed by a motivational talk from Olympic Gold Medalist Ben Peterson (right).

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In the competition, team Cleveland started strong winning their first two dual meets over Indianapolis and Milwaukee.  In the third and final dual of the day, Cleveland lost to host team Chicago.  For several wrestlers on the team, this was their first Freestyle or Greco-Roman competition (matches alternated between the two styles).

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In addition to gaining valuable experience by competing, the wrestlers had fun, made new friends, and were able to represent their city.  We hope that this trip is the first of many for team Cleveland.

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This trip was funded by private donations so there was no cost to the team.  We hope to continue this trend and provide more opportunities for little to no cost for the participants. To learn more about the mission of Beat the Streets Cleveland, please click here.

If you would like to get involved with Beat the Streets Cleveland, please contact btscle@gmail.com