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)

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)

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.



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




Free Clinic at Beachwood HS – Friday, November 6th

Beachwood High School
25100 Fairmount Blvd
Beachwood, OH 44122

Sergei Kitaev: 
Sergei was a two time Junior National Champion in the USSR, a four time All-USSR Senior Level Wrestler, three time World Gran-Prix Alexander Medved Champion, a World Supercup Champion in Germany, and the Head Olympic Coach for Belarus from 2008-2012

Spencer Adams: Head Wrestling Coach, St. Catharine College
Click Here for Bio

Friday, November 6th, 2015
6:00 PM   Registration
6:30 PM   Clinic


Please email to let us know you will attend

Complete the registration form and bring to the clinic

CLICK HERE FOR FORM:  BTS Fall 2015 Clinic





Free Clinic at Springfield HS with Cleveland State Wrestling

Saturday, April 18th
Springfield High School
2966 Sanitarium Road
Akron, Ohio 44312

Registration  –  9:30
Clinic  –  10:00 – 1:00

The lead clinician will be Coach Stehura of Cleveland State.  Other members of his staff and wrestlers will be in attendance.  Exact details will be updated here once they are finalized.  This will give wrestlers an opportunity to learn some great technique from a Division I coaching staff.

In addition, the University of Akron wrestling team will have their coaches and wrestlers assist with the clinic.  This will give wrestlers an opportunity to learn more about a new collegiate wrestling option right here in Northeast Ohio.


Please email to indicate if you or your team will attend so we can plan properly.



1st Beat the Streets Cleveland Clinic

Beat the Streets Cleveland hosted our first clinic on Saturday, November 15th.  Danny Mitcheff of the NEORTC ran the clinic and participants included wrestlers from Cleveland Central Catholic, Cuyahoga Heights, University School, and Akron Springfield.  There were over 70 wrestlers and coaches in attendance.

Thank you Danny for putting on a great clinic and thank you Coach Greenwood and Cleveland Central Catholic for hosting.

Beat the Streets – Cleveland

Northeast Ohio has long been a hotbed of wrestling.  Beat the Streets Cleveland was created to keep this tradition going while creating opportunities to anyone in the Cleveland area who wants to be a part of this great sport.  Please contact if you would like to get involved.