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Kilmeade, Raschke, Swenson to go ‘On the Mat’ this week



This week's edition of "On the Mat" will feature Brian Kilmeade, Jim Raschke, and Jeff Swenson.

Kilmeade is a sport's anchor for FOX News Channel and is the co-host of "FOX & Friends", the number one morning program on cable television. He is also the author of two books: "The Games Do Count: America's Best and Brightest on the Power of Sports" and "It's How You Play the Game: The Powerful Sports Moments That Taught Lasting Values to America's Finest."

In "The Games Do Count" Kilmeade compiled stories from 74 prominent people about how sports have influenced their lives. Included in the book are 10 individuals who had a background in wrestling. Included in this list are Senator John McCain, author John Irving, and actor Robin Williams.

Jim Raschke was a professional wrestler best known at Baron Von Raschke. Stomping into the ring using his feared claw hold, Raschke was a top box-office draw for two decades and won many titles. He is currently starring in a play about his life called "The Baron."

Raschke was also a pioneer in the Greco-Roman style of wrestling. A former Big Eight champion for the University of Nebraska, Raschke became only the second American to win a medal at the Greco-Roman World Championships when he placed third in 1963.

Swenson recently retired from an impressive 25-year coaching career at Augsburg College. Under Swenson's leadership, Augsburg won a record 10 NCAA Division III national championships and produced a career dual-meet record of 321-44. He will continue his duties as the school's Assistant Dean for Athletics and Recreation.

"On the Mat" is a weekly wrestling radio program that airs every Wednesday night. This week's broadcast can be heard live from 5-6 p.m. Central Standard Time. The Dan Gable International Wrestling Institute and Museum in Waterloo, Iowa, hosts the show.

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