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USA Wrestling Weekly’s September 21, 2012 broadcast posted for viewing

Gary Abbott USA Wrestling
09/21/2012


The USA Wrestling Weekly broadcast for Friday, September 14, 2012, has been posted for fans to enjoy.

USA Wrestling Weekly is a new half-hour news broadcast which will be produced on a weekly basis. 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/gLXWIKfjOrs

This week’s show included the following feature segments:
• Coverage of the 2012 U.S. Women’s World Team Wrestle-off in Colorado Springs, Colo. with interviews from World Team Coach Billy Wood and the champions: Alyssa Lampe, Helen Maroulis, Leigh Jaynes, Elena Pirozhkova, Adeline Gray and Iris Smith.
• U.S. Olympic wrestlers visit the White House and meet President Obama with the Olympic team, and then visit Congressman Jim Jordan (OH) and U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.
• 2008 Olympic bronze medalist Randi Miller talks about her comeback to international wrestling
• Olympian Coleman Scott honored at Oklahoma State football game
• Auditions held for roles in the Schultz brother movie being directed by Bennett Miller
• Jordan Burroughs and Clarissa Chun named USOC Wrestlers of the Year
• Courageous coach Mike Powell profiled by Sports Illustrated on the NBC Sports Network
• College wrestling news update, with major breaking stories
• And Much More

The USA Wrestling Weekly Photo of the Week contest winner was John Mankowich, with a photo of 7-year-old J.T. Mankowich of New York at the Suffolk County Youth Championships.

There is a new 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.

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 now aired on television by:
• 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
• 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

Current USA Wrestling Weekly website partners: Colorado USA Wrestling; InterMatWrestle.com; Takedown Media. Com; Tech-Fall.com, USA Wrestling – Tennessee, The Open Mat, USA Wrestling – Kansas, Lighthouse Wrestling, Maryland USA Wrestling, NYwrestling.com, BTSusa.org, and BTSgear.com.

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 Chad Kriz of Takedown Wrestling Media. Feedback is encouraged, and should be sent to Gary Abbott of USA Wrestling at gabbott@usawrestling.org.

Websites interested in adding USA Wrestling Weekly should contact Jason Bryant of USA Wrestling at jbryant@usawrestling.org
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