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DES MOINES, Iowa - Another significant step toward the merging of the amateur wrestling and mixed martial arts (MMA) worlds was made today through the formation of a strategic agreement between TakeDown Wrestling Radio and Team Quest. TakeDown Radio has reported on amateur wrestling throughout its ten year history and has steadily added MMA content as the interest in the sport continuously grows. Team Quest, formed by Olympic Silver Medalist wrestler and MMA pioneer Matt Lindland, is one of the top MMA training facilities in the world and is home to the International Fight League (IFL) Wolfpack professional MMA team.

The TakeDown/Team Quest announcement is similar to another one made on April 11 when USA Wrestling, the Governing Body of collegiate and amateur wrestling, and the IFL formed their own strategic agreement. The evident goal of both partnerships is much the same as all organizations work to grow the awareness of amateur wrestling and MMA programs. "We've reported on MMA since its infancy. It's long been a strategic goal for many wrestlers to compete in MMA after their collegiate and Olympic careers conclude." commented TakeDown Radio founder Scott Casber. "It's fantastic to see wrestlers applying their skills to MMA, getting paid for it, and continue to give back to wrestling community. That is exactly what Team Quest has done through our agreement", Casber continued.

Wrestling is far and away one of the most important components of MMA. More than 30% of the coaches and athletes in the IFL have a wrestling background. That number is expected to grow as more opportunities are developed via the type of agreements formed between TakeDown Radio and Team Quest as well as the agreement between USA Wrestling and the IFL

ABOUT TAKEDOWN RADIO

Based in Des Moines , IA, TakeDown Radio is heard weekly throughout the world via KXNO-1460 AM, Des Moines Sports Station, and on the web at takedownradio.com. TakeDown radio is broadcast each Saturday from 9AM-11AM Central Time. TDR also provides live coverage from several major events including the NCAA Championships, Big 12, National Duals, and many others. In total, TDR provides over 550 hours of programming each year. TDR is made possible through the sponsorship of over 25 Universities as well as a long list of commercial sponsors.

ABOUT TEAM QUEST

Based in Portland , OR, Team Quest is one of the most respected and well known MMA gyms in the world. Team Quest is committed to excellence in competitive fighting and self defense. Team Quest is headed by former Nebraska wrestler, Olympic Silver Medalist, and #1 MMA Middleweight Matt "The Law" Lindland, and by Pride fighting sensation and two time Olympian "Dangerous Dan" Henderson.
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