On October 24th Beat The Streets Philadelphia wrestlers had the opportunity to learn from the best wrestlers in the world. Jordan Burroughs and James Green came to Philadelphia and performed an hour and a half wrestling clinic. Burrough's went in to detail about his favorite ways to set up and finish his double leg takedown. Three mats were laid down so Beat The streets wrestlers were able to drill while Burroughs and broke the details of his favorite scoring technique. James Green progressed from where Burroughs left off, explaining how he gets to his double leg against opponents that try to tie slow him down by tying up. After James Green, Richard Perry showed an inside reach single. Perry also explained how to transition to a second shot when the opponent defended the first attempt. Burroughs, Green, and Perry are all world class wrestlers. Burroughs won the World's this past September, while James Green took third. Richard Perry is one of the top ranked 86kg wrestlers in the nation. We are excited to give our wrestlers the opportunity to learn from some of the best wrestlers in the World. Close to one hundred Beat The Streets wrestlers from all over the city were there. Their coaches were also there helping the wrestlers learn the moves, and taking note of tips they could use in their practices. The clinic concluded with an opportunity for the wrestlers to take pictures and get autographs from the Burroughs, Green, and Perry. The experience was inspirational for all of the student-athletes in attendance and is sure to result in each of them setting goals they previously would not have considered both on and off the mat. You can check out the video of our wrestlers, coaches and staff thanking all of the clinicians on the right hand side of this page.
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