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Wrestler Jordan Burroughs of Camden to compete in Beat the Streets 2011 Gala

Wrestler Jordan Burroughs of Camden to compete in Beat the Streets 2011 Gala
BY JERRY MILANI
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Camden native Jordan Burroughs probably never thought that his wrestling career would bring him to the bright lights of Broadway. But that’s where the Sicklerville resident will be when he is part of an elite Olympic class team that will battle a top Russian team in New York’s Duffy Square, next Thursday, May 5.

Burroughs, who competes for the University of Nebraska, captured his second straight NCAA title in March in Philadelphia, just across the river from his home, and will look to help use this match, part of a massive fundraiser and awareness night for the not-for-profit group "Beat The Streets," as the next step towards potential Olympic glory next summer in London.

Although primarily based in New York, Beat The Streets has a strong and growing presence in Camden as well. The organization uses the life skills taught by wrestling to give young people, boys as well as girls, an alternative to the distractions and issues many inner city kids face each day. The program has helped create wrestling programs in a host of high schools where wrestling was not offered, and has created a new pathway through athletics for thousands of youth who may never have found the sport, or a way to college without it.

 

2011 NFL Draft: Indianapolis Colts analysis and prediction

2011 NFL Draft: Indianapolis Colts analysis and prediction

WHERE THEY NEED HELP: Offensive line, defensive line, secondary/safety

ANALYSIS: Payton Mannings play calling covers up a lot of weaknesses on offense, and one was the offensive line. The Colts running g...

2011 NFL Draft: Houston Texans analysis and predictions

2011 NFL Draft: Houston Texans analysis and predictions

WHERE THEY NEED HELP: Defensive secondary (Cornerbacks and safeties)

ANALYSIS: The Texans do not need any help on offense. The defense is another story. The Texans finished 30th overall in defense, and g...

2011 NFL Draft: Green Bay Packers analysis and predictions

2011 NFL Draft: Green Bay Packers analysis and predictions

WHERE THEY NEED HELP: Outside linebacker, running back, offensive tackle

ANALYSIS: You will not hear the Super Bowl Champions complain about picking last. They will take the best athlete available. If Ry...

2011 NFL Draft: Detroit Lions analysis and predictions

2011 NFL Draft: Detroit Lions analysis and predictions

WHERE THEY NEED HELP: Linebacker, cornerback, offensive tackle

ANALYSIS: Providing they are healthy, the Lions are set at the skill positions with quarterback Matthew Stafford, running back Jahvid Best a...

2011 NFL Draft: Denver Broncos analysis and predictions

2011 NFL Draft: Denver Broncos analysis and predictions

WHERE THEY NEED HELP: Defensive line, secondary

ANALYSIS: The Broncos need defensive help. They gave up 471 points in 2010, two short of the franchise worst set in 1963. They gave up 2,473 rushing yards,...

2011 NFL Draft: Dallas Cowboys analysis and predictions

2011 NFL Draft: Dallas Cowboys analysis and predictions

WHERE THEY NEED HELP: Offensive line, secondary, defensive line

ANALYSIS: Rob Ryan, Rex’s brother is the new defensive coordinator. If the Cowboys resign their free agents on the defensive line, they can...

2011 NFL Draft: Cleveland Browns analysis and predictions

2011 NFL Draft: Cleveland Browns analysis and predictions

WHERE THEY NEED HELP: Defensive End, wide receiver

ANALYSIS: They would love Green to fall to them in the sixth spot, and if he is gone still may draft Julio Jones, who is ranked just a shade below Green...

2011 NFL Draft: Cincinnati Bengals analysis and predictions

2011 NFL Draft: Cincinnati Bengals analysis and predictions

WHERE THEY NEED HELP: Defensive line, wide receiver, quarterback, offensive line

ANALYSIS: This team needs help stopping the run and rushing the passer. The Bengals only had 27 sacks last year. They need...

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