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Meet Bradley Alexander

Bradley Alexander is not just a talented wrestler; he’s a true embodiment of what it means to be a student-athlete. As an 8th grader in the Beat the Streets Baltimore program, Bradley has shown exceptional dedication to his sport and his academics. Bradley is also a multifaceted individual with diverse interests and talents beyond wrestling.

  • Gamer and YouTube Content Creator: Bradley enjoys gaming and has an interest in creating content for YouTube. He uses his creativity and technical skills to produce engaging videos, which he shares with a growing audience.
  • Skilled Skater: Known as a Baltimore Snapper Skater, Bradley can often be seen honing his skills at the iconic Shake & Bake Family Fun Center in West Baltimore. Shake & Bake, founded by former Baltimore Colts star Glenn “Shake & Bake” Doughty, is a beloved community hub that offers both roller skating and bowling (Department of Recreation & Parks) (Visit Baltimore) (Baltimore Magazine).
  • Pianist: Bradley plays the piano by ear, showcasing his musical talent and dedication to music.
  • Thespian: Bradley is also an actor and has performed with the Arena Players, one of the oldest continuously operating African-American community theaters in the United States.

Wrestling Achievements

Bradley’s journey with Beat the Streets began when he joined the program in the 6th grade. Since then, he has grown into a formidable competitor on the mat. Here are some of his notable achievements:

  • 2x MJWL Placewinner: Bradley has placed twice in the Maryland Junior Wrestling League (MJWL), demonstrating his skill and determination.
  • Upton Wrestling Program: He wrestles for the Upton Wrestling Program, where he continues to hone his skills and compete at a high level.
  • MAWA Regional and District Champion: Bradley won both the MAWA regional tournament and district tournament, showcasing his talent and hard work.
  • Local and National Competitions: Bradley regularly competes in wrestling competitions both locally and nationally, gaining valuable experience and recognition.

Academic Excellence

Bradley’s academic journey is equally impressive, particularly in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics. Here’s a detailed look at his accomplishments in these subjects:

  • Honor Roll Student: Bradley earned a spot on the honor roll, reflecting his dedication to his studies. His commitment to academics has been a key factor in his success.
  • ELA Proficiency: Bradley’s reading skills were at a 2nd-grade level when he joined the program, and he was a D student until this year. Through personalized support and targeted interventions, he has achieved an impressive 3.7-year improvement in ELA. He is now a B student, excelling in reading comprehension, writing, and critical analysis.
  • Math Achievements: Bradley’s proficiency in Math has also seen remarkable growth. He tackles complex mathematical concepts with confidence, consistently achieving top scores in his Math classes and standardized tests. This year, Bradley improved by 1.6 years in Math.
  • GPA Improvement: When Bradley joined the program in the 6th grade, he had a 2.3 grade point average. Through hard work and dedication, he has raised his GPA to an impressive 3.1.

Looking Ahead: Future Aspirations

As Bradley prepares for high school, he has a list of prospective schools he is considering, including Saint Frances, Milton Hershey School, and Radnor High School. Each of these institutions offers a robust academic program and competitive wrestling opportunities, aligning perfectly with Bradley’s goals.

Bradley Alexander exemplifies the spirit of Beat the Streets Baltimore. His achievements in wrestling, commitment to academics, and dedication to community service make him a standout member of our program. We are excited to see what the future holds for Bradley and will continue to support him in all his endeavors.

Stay tuned for more stories from our student-athletes as we continue to highlight the talent and dedication within the Beat the Streets Baltimore family.

Our Warriors

Our Honorable Mention

Loyola Blakefield High School

Jayden "JJ" Jackson, Sophmore

2x National Prep All-American, 2x State Runner-up and 2x MIAA Champion at Loyola Blakefield School.  JJ has a 3.4 cumulative grade point average and is interested in Purdue University. His major is undecided. 

Hampden Elementary Middle School

Darien Curry, 7th Grade

3rd Eastern Nationals, 2nd MJWL Tournament, 6th MD State Championship. Darien is emerging honor roll student and has accelerated growth significantly in ELA and Math disciplines.

Hazelwood Elementary Middle School

Andrew Isom, 7th grade

MJWL Qualifier, MAWA Regional Champion. Andrew 2.6 grade point average and has shown exceptional growth prioritizing his education. He has increased his grade level in ELA by 0.9 year in ELA and 1.4 years in Math in his latest assessment.