Students

My Favourite Wrestling Match

My Favourite Wrestling Match

Some moments just stand out to us. Read about the match that stands out the most to Simi and why that is.

The First of Many...

Hey All!

Super excited to be coming at you with my first blog post of the summer, but before I introduce myself, I just wanted to give a huge shoutout and thank you to Canada Summer Jobs for this opportunity. This summer is going to be a great one, I am so looking forward to working with an organization like Beat The Streets Toronto and alongside such an awesome team.

I have been a part of Beat The Streets Toronto as an athlete since I was fourteen when I had just started to get involved in the sport of wrestling. I had the opportunity of working with the organization last summer and I am excited to be working with a new team this summer.

IMG_7395.JPG

I am hoping to really learn the in’s and out of social media, and how to best share what this amazing non-profit is all about. Learn how to make blog posts and social media postings that people want to read. I’m also just really looking forward to being able to put out there what Beat The Streets Toronto is. 

I am looking forward to being creative with my posts and creating content that reaches many different groups of people. I have a great interest in the psychology of sports and the mental side of wrestling, so you can definitely expect some blogs and posts along those lines. Wrestling is so fun and so as much as I am interested in the science behind it I hope also to be putting out some content that brings a smile to your face and challenges you to better yourself one day at a time. 

My Favourite Wrestling Trip

Some days stick out. Read what a BTS student has to share about her favourite wrestling tournament.

Thoughts from Afik Ocak, BTST Student

BTST_Belaglazov+Camp_2018_0013.jpg

Wrestling is part of my life, I love wrestling and I love to wrestle with my friends. Wrestling is ingrained into my lifestyle, I can say wrestling has given me a lot and I am grateful. Being a refugee from Turkey it has been hard to adjust to the Canadian Lifestyle. This is especially hard because I am on my own in Canada and my family is all back in Turkey.  Wrestling and my mentor Mr. Sanchez have really helped me feel like I am part of a family which is important to me. It makes me feel like home when I am with my fellow Beat the Streets wrestlers. 

Beat the Street Toronto is great. They teach you technique that is at a very high level. Sometimes it is hard to keep up but it is part of the fun to learn new things from some very great coaches. It is also a place where I have made a lot of new friends not from my community. I have friends here from all over the world at Beat the Streets Toronto.

One thing that stood out to me was the Wrestle the North event ran at Nathan Phillips Square. It was an amazing event to see downtown and have people walk by and enjoy wrestling. It was like the events in Turkey when they run them outside. The Wrestle the North event made me want to train hard and participate next year.


Thank you so much Beat the Streets Toronto, 


Akif Ocak
BTST Student