February 1, 2019 | On Sunday, January 20, 2019, over 100 people from Beat the Streets Los Angeles met outside of Belmont and San Fernando high schools and climbed eagerly aboard two buses headed towards the PAC-12 wrestling dual meet between the CSU-Bakersfield Roadrunners and the University of Northern Colorado Bears on the CSU-Bakersfield campus.
This visit to CSU-Bakersfield is the 3rd visit that Beat the Streets Los Angeles has made to the campus to give our student-athletes the opportunity to learn about college and watch a college wrestling competition. A day-trip to CSU-Bakersfield campus is one of the ways Beat the Streets Los Angeles enhances the educational experience and opportunities for your youth. Along with college campus tours, we provide life skills workshops and summer camps to help foster a student-athlete mindset and pursuit of higher education.
The students who attended the event were able to gain a vision of how they can accomplish their educational goals while also striving for wrestling excellence. Thanks to the athletics department at CSU-Bakersfield, Beat the Streets Los Angeles youth were able to watch the CSU-Bakersfield wrestlers warm-up routine in the intimate setting of the CSU-Bakersfield wrestling room.
A very big thanks to CSU-Bakersfield wrestling coach Manny Rivera, along with his team of wrestlers, Testing Center/HEP Program Director Lou Montano, and Director of Outreach Darius Riggins for the warm welcome they extended to Beat the Streets Los Angeles. Prior to the dual meet, these individuals provided the Beat the Streets Los Angeles student-athletes with a tour of the university campus, information about the college admission process and campus life, and—let’s not forget—pizza!