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Amateur Sports: Beat The Streets Developing Wrestlers On And Off the Mat

Amateur Sports: Beat The Streets Developing Wrestlers On And Off the Mat

Beat The Streets Philadelphia aids student-athletes in more ways than one. The organization prides itself on giving academic and athletic support to underprivileged wrestlers. “Whether they need transportation, new uniforms, food for tournaments, accommodations for overnight stays, we have to plan all of that stuff,” said Rory Gulak, assistant director of wrestling operations. “We have a […]

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South Philadelphia: Roger Artigiani Brings Change to 2300 Arena

South Philadelphia: Roger Artigiani Brings Change to 2300 Arena

Roger Artigiani talks about his arena like he is showing off a prized possession. “This is what we have planned for the one wall,” he said while proudly showing a picture of a mural of the Walt Whitman Bridge. “It’s gonna look great.” The mural will soon become one of the many changes Artigiani has […]

 

Amateur Sports: Philly Wrestler ‘Living the Dream’ He’s Had Since Childhood

Amateur Sports: Philly Wrestler ‘Living the Dream’ He’s Had Since Childhood

Contrary to the impression viewers might get from primetime television every Monday night, professional wrestling is not a self-sustaining job. Beyond the television screen are thousands of independent wrestlers across the country, each with their own aspirations, goals and motives for getting into the business. Many seek fortune and fame in the WWE. Some wrestle to […]