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Becka Leathers Takes Over as Head Girl's Coach

Beat the Streets fills coaching position with Senior World Bronze Medalist

Becka Leathers wrestling at 2019 Annual Benefit
Becka Leathers competes at the 2019 Beat the Streets Annual Benefit at Madison Square Garden.

Beat the Streets is adding to its programming team with the appointment of Senior World Bronze Medalist Becka Leathers as head girl’s coach.

Leathers—in addition to her World bronze medal at the senior level—is also a Junior World bronze medalist, four-time Junior Folkstyle National champion, two-time Junior National champion, and UWW Cadet National champion.

Starting next week, Leathers will be taking over the entirety of girl’s programming at Beat the Streets, bringing her high-level technique and competition experience to New York City as she takes on the roles of both coach and mentor for the city's female student-athletes. Previously, Leathers worked as an assistant high school coach at the Choctaw-Nicoma Park Schools in her hometown of Choctaw, Oklahoma.

“I chose BTS because I am so amazed by their mission and the work that they do,” said Leathers. “The value they place on these young athletes is incredible and I love the use of wrestling to foster change.”

As Beat the Streets works to expand both its staff and impact, the organization is continuing its dedicated work in elevating girl’s and women’s wrestling in New York City.

“I cannot wait to get in the room and really get to know these athletes,” said Leathers. “Not only as their coach but as a mentor as well.”



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