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Terry Shockley named Chairman of the Board of Governors of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame

Shockley will succeed long-time chairman Jim Keen. Sr. as Chairman of the Board....

Iowa's Tony Ramos determined to finish career with NCAA title

The Hawkeye senior will battle Virginia Tech's Devin Carter in the NWCA All-Star Classic on Saturday....

NCAA announces finalist cities for its championships for 2014-18, including wrestling at all levels

Cleveland, Kansas City, Louisville, New York City, Oklahoma City, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia & St. Louis are Div. I finalists. Div. II and III finalists also announced....

Thompson, Smith, Gibbons scheduled to appear on this week’s edition of ‘On the Mat’

This week's edition of "On the Mat" will feature special in-studio host Tolly Thompson, a 2005 World bronze medalist and former NCAA champion for Nebraska. Thompson, who currently competes at 264.5 pounds internationally, has made the past two world teams and is a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Northern Iowa. He will be competing at the U.S. Open in Las Vegas, Nev., on April 5-6.

Brian Smith is the current head wrestling coach at Missouri. Smith and his Tiger wrestlers just completed their best season in school history with a third place finish at the 2007 NCAA Championships at The Palace in Auburn Hills, Mich. He was also the coach of Ben Askren who recently won the Dan Hodge Trophy for the second consecutive year.

Jim Gibbons has recently been working as a color commentator for both Iowa Public Television and ESPN. Gibbons was the head wrestling coach Iowa State from 1985-1992. In 1987 Gibbons coached Iowa State to the school's last NCAA team wrestling title. He was also an NCAA champion for the Cyclones in 1981.

"On the Mat" is a weekly wrestling radio program that airs every Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. Central Standard Time. The Dan Gable International Wrestling Institute and Museum in Waterloo, IA, hosts the show.

"On the Mat" can be heard live on the Internet at or locally in Northeast Iowa on 1650, The Fan. Feel free to e-mail with questions or comments about the show.
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