May Bethea, Program Development Associate

BTSPhilly: Articles

Beat the Streets Philadelphia (BTSP) is excited to announce the recent addition of May Bethea as part-time Program Development Associate. A 2018 graduate from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Sociology, May is familiar with the mission and values of BTSP as well as the unique nature of the Philadelphia wrestling ecosystem. May will work directly with the BTSP executive staff to improve and grow BTSP mentoring and wrestling youth development programs, manage social media content, and support fund development initiatives. In addition to his employment with BTSP, May has also been recently named the Director of Wrestling Operations with Penn Wrestling; providing increased synergy between the two organizations.

“I have always been passionate about wrestling and academics. BTSP provides me the opportunity to serve in a way that is meaningful to me” – May Bethea

Born and raised in Trenton, May is the youngest of eight siblings; six brothers and two sisters. Parents Gloria and Alex Bethea instilled the student-athlete mentality by balancing sport and education in harmony. All nine of the Bethea children participated in youth sports. May leveraged that upbringing by becoming a 3x NJ state place winner while wrestling at Trenton High School. That success provided a pathway to continue his pursuit of higher education and athletics at the University of Pennsylvania. Not to be overshadowed by his four older Penn Alumni brothers (three former Penn Grapplers); May became a 3x NCAA National Championships qualifier, 2x team Co-Captain, and unanimous 1st Team All-Ivy wrestler.


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