April 24, 2015 | On the eve of BTLA’s 2nd Annual Benefit and just days away from the Freestyle World Cup, BTSLA wrestlers, coaches, and staff were special guests on Fox 11’s popular live morning show Good Day LA.
Lifestyle Reporter and host Mar Yvette greeted the wrestlers during the Weekend Roundup segment. Featured were BTSLA Executive Director Yero Washington, BTSLA and Titan Mercury youth wrestlers, BTSLA Coaches Education Coordinator and elite coach Valentin Kalika and athletes Aaron Pico, Victoria Anthony, Helen Maroulis, and Elena Pirozhkova. Pirozhkova, in a repeat of her meeting with First Lady Michelle Obama at the 2012 London Olympics lifted the show host off the ground to the delight of her co-hosts.
The segment was a refreshing and fun experience and served as the perfect prelude to BTSLA’s 2nd Annual Benefit.
The annual event serves to further BTSLA’s mission of youth development through wrestling and this year’s event will have a lasting impact on the growth and development of BTSLA programs.
Photos by Alan Berkes.