Beat Aussie Streets Every Day - The Karen Gregory story
Karen began wrestling at age 6, from a broken home she struggled with her home situation and high conflict environment. In the sport of wrestling she found ways to manage her emotions and environment which in turn led to her success in many areas of her life.
"Kray" as they now go by is a notable streamer and gamer, talented musician and elite youth athlete some of her sporting milestones so far;
- 2018 Bronze at JAG Sport Invitational in Singapore for Australia.
- 2019 Gold and Silver at NZ National Championships for Australia.
- 2019 Channel 7 Young Achiever Awards – Sports Award Nominee.
- 2019 SEA Games qualifier, Singapore "Bravest wrestler".
- 2020 Created the BASED program and founded BASED to support Australian youth and wrestling.
- 2021 WA Youth Awards – Young People Participate award finalist.
- 2021 Channel 7 Young Achiever Awards – Sports award finalist.
- 2021 Channel 7 Young Achiever Awards – Volunteering award semi-finalist.
- 2022 Registered with United World Wrestling (UWW) for Under 15’s and Under 17’s
- 2022 First Australian to attend the Tallinn Open, Estonia (Europe’s largest wrestling competition)
- 2022 Selected for Australian Team for 2022 Oceania Championships, Under 17, 65Kg. (14 years old)
Despite all this Kray still had many struggles with their mental health, but while it was a challenge they felt that their sport was a main reason why it was not as bad as many of their friends. Inspired by the "Beat The Streets" (BTS) program in America and "Beat Our Streets Singapore" (BOSS) program Kray developed an Australian version "Beat Aussie Streets Every Day" (BASED) to share the sport and help other young people find the lessons most wrestlers take for granted.
Around the program grew the organisation to support young people like Kray who want to get into the sport and their families to make it all possible.
Today young people and families can begin their journey with the BASED 10 week program run at any school, club or in a community.
Then transition to club training and possibly the Dingoes program! Where they get involved in Road trips, camps and competitions within Australia and overseas!
At around 15 years old they can move into the Beyond the podium program and a career in sport!
More than just a single program Beat Aussie Streets Every Day is a path to a successful future!
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