Beat the Streets: Girls Wrestling Clinic
As part of our commitment to growing wrestling in Detroit, we recently hosted the first ever Girls Clinic at Patton Park. Over the last few years, girls have constituted nearly half of our wrestlers at Patton Park and have been one of the fastest growing demographics of wrestlers in the USA.
With that said, representation matters, and it is important for our girls to see possibilities at the next level and beyond. For that reason, we hosted Jacque Davis to run a Patton Park
Jacque is the Girls Development Director of Beat the Streets NYC. Jacque began wrestling at the age of twelve and then continued her career at Menlo College. Jacque is instrumental in the movement for girls and women’s wrestling. In addition to her work with BTS, she began a women’s wrestling club at Columbia University, created the Gotham City Girls Open Championship, and assisted in the creation of a girls’ wrestling camp at Cornell.
This event – like all events for kids who participate with Beat the Streets Detroit – was FREE. Girls and boys took a lot away from the clinic and as a reminder, we welcome BOTH genders to ALL practices at EVERY site!
As a native Californian, Jacque grew up in the sunshine of Sonoma County and the quirky streets of San Francisco.
She began her wrestling career at 12. Falling in love with it immediately, she quit her eight-year-long stint with gymnastics and started dedicating as much time as she could on the mat. Wrestling through high school, Jacque was a multiple-time regional and sectional champion, as well as a two-time state placer.
Choosing to continue her career at a collegiate level, she began her first three years wrestling under Lee Allen at Menlo College and concluded her final year with a 7th place national finish under her new coach/mentor, 2004 Olympian Marcie Van Dusen.
After graduating with her BA in Liberal Arts, Jacque took time to travel through Europe only to return home to Sonoma County where she eagerly became involved in coaching at multiple local high schools.
Now an ecstatic new member of the Beat the Streets New York team, Jacque is really excited to help expand both the girls and boys programs, as well as build awareness of the Beat the Streets mission. She is on her third year with Beat the Streets. Mostly, she wants credit to be given to the amazing kids of BTS who come in every day, ready and willing to challenge and better themselves, especially when they don’t have to.
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