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USA Wrestling Weekly’s May 31, 2013 broadcast posted for viewing

Gary Abbott USA Wrestling
06/01/2013


The USA Wrestling Weekly broadcast for Friday, May 31, 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/9wBm1LiWfFI

This week’s show included the following feature segments:
• IOC Executive Board selects wrestling, baseball/softball and squash for the short list of candidate sports for the final provisional spot in the 2020 and 2024 Olympics
• Coverage of the University National Championships in Akron, Ohio, including interviews with champions Ed Ruth, David Taylor, Nico Megaludis, Tyler Graff, James Green, Micah Burak and Tyrell Fortune in freestyle, and Max Nowry, Caylor Williams, Nikko Triggas, Geordan Speiller, Lucas Sheridan and Orry Elor in Greco-Roman
• Coverage of the FILA Cadet National Championships in Akron, Ohio, including interviews with champions Jon Jay Chavez, Angus Arthur, Roy Nash, Lance Benick, Aaron Pico and Bo Nickal
• Kyle Dake of Cornell named Sports Illustrated Male College Athlete of the Year
• Coverage of Junior Greco-Roman World Duals in Concord, Calif.
• DICK’S Sporting Goods supports effort to Keep Olympic Wrestling with innovative partnership with USA Wrestling’s 2020 Vision campaign
• And Much More

The USA Wrestling Weekly Photo of the Week contest winner was Ben McDonald, with a photo depicting 10-year-old Chase Lyons of the Waverly Area Wrestling Club going for the turn with the wrist and a bar at USA Wrestling's Tour of Iowa in Monticello, Iowa
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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