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Ex-wrestler Lydell Henry goes to the mat for students with Beat the Streets — Baltimore
Ex-wrestler Lydell Henry goes to the mat for students with Beat the Streets — Baltimore

Baltimore native Lydell Henry, 36, has been around wrestling his whole life. But everywhere he went, wrestling was disappearing. A 1995 graduate of Dunbar High, Henry placed second in the Maryland Scholastic Association tournament his junior year. He went on to wrestle at Morgan State, but in 1996, the school dropped the program. In 2002, Dunbar also eliminated wrestling. To restore Baltimore as a place where wrestlers can thrive, he and Hermondoz Thompson, also a 1995 Dunbar graduate, co-founded Beat the Streets — Baltimore in 2011. "I want to change the culture" in Baltimore City, Henry said. Henry, a substitute teacher and executive director of Beat the Streets...

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