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USA Wrestling Weekly’s April 26, 2013 broadcast posted for viewing
Gary Abbott USA Wrestling
04/26/2013

The USA Wrestling Weekly broadcast for Friday, April 26, 2013, has been posted for fans to enjoy.

USA Wrestling Weekly is a half-hour news broadcast which is produced on a weekly basis, and debuted in January 2011. Presented in a news format, it provides updated information on USA Wrestling activities, as well as a variety of feature segments.

To see this week’s episode, visit the following link:
http://youtu.be/-1D52ocwHCU

This week’s show included the following feature segments:
• Complete coverage of the U.S. Open in Las Vegas, Nev., including finals video and interviews with all 21 individual champions. The Open is covered with updates from each of the three days of competition.
• CPOW press conference in Las Vegas, Nev. update, including announcement of the Save Olympic Wrestling Coalition. Statements from Rich Bender, John Bardis, John Smith, Bruce Baumgartner and Pat Christenson.
• Special reunion held in Las Vegas with the Pioneers of Women’s Wrestling, the women athletes who competed in the ‘80s and ‘90s before wrestling became an Olympic sport. Comments from Rich Bender and Terry Steiner, and interviews with Afsoon Roshanzamir Johnston and Marie Ziegler.
• CPOW update including $25,000 donation from All-American Sports Supply and Cliff Keen Athletic, new text to donate program, 2020 Vision group photo at the U.S. Open and FILA gold star for Shiela Wager
• And Much More

The USA Wrestling Weekly Photo of the Week contest winner was Patricia Schilling, with a picture of all of the wrestlers from the 2013 Oregon Cadet and Junior Freestyle and Greco State Tournament in Corvallis Oregon standing up to Keep Olympic Wrestling.

The show is moderated by veteran wrestling broadcaster Scott Casber and is scheduled for distribution each Friday on TheMat.com.

Each episode will also be posted on USA Wrestling’s YouTube Channel. In addition, USA Wrestling Weekly will be offered to a variety of websites, and will also be available to television networks across the nation.

USA Wrestling Weekly is aired on television across the nation through the USA Wrestling Weekly Television Network. Partners include:
• Time Warner Cable SportsChannel, with viewers across upstate New York
• Oklahoma Cox Cable, which reaches viewers in the Oklahoma City/Norman and the Tulsa metropolitan areas.
• Mediacom Cable, with distribution in six Midwestern states, bringing USA Wrestling news to one of the biggest wrestling hotbeds in the nation.
• The Fight Now USA cable network, with distribution in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut
• Long Lines Cable, with distribution in Eastern Nebraska, Western Iowa and SW South Dakota.
• CATV Service, which has served the Central Susquehanna Valley in Pennsylvania for over 55 years.
• Midco Sports Network, which services North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota
• Time Warner Sports Texas, with 1.1 million homes in Texas
• KWEM TV 31 – Sudden Link Cable in Stillwater, Okla.
• CCN in Danville, Pa.
• Western Reserve Cable 9 in Ohio
• Time Warner Sports in Kentucky, Source 16

USA Wrestling staff participates extensively in creating the content for the show. The production of USA Wrestling Weekly is handled by Takedown Wrestling Media, which produces a variety of other wrestling broadcast products. The Lead Producer for the show is Brad Johnson of Takedown Wrestling Media. Feedback is encouraged, and should be sent to Gary Abbott of USA Wrestling at gabbott@usawrestling.org.

Current USA Wrestling Weekly website partners: Colorado USA Wrestling; Takedown Media. Com; USA Wrestling – Tennessee; USA Wrestling – Kansas; Maryland USA Wrestling

There is an embeddable video player on TheMat.com which allows fans and media to view the most recent episode of USA Wrestling Weekly, and cycle through past episodes. This player can be embedded in websites, blogs and other online media outlets.

Websites interested in adding USA Wrestling Weekly should contact Richard Immel of USA Wrestling at rimmel@usawrestling.org


 
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