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TheMat.com moving to USOC website platform with new look and functionality

This week, TheMat.com will move to the USOC platform, with a new look, new functionality, but with the same favorite features....

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....



Ben Askren, Lee Roy Smith, Brad Penrith scheduled to appear on Takedown Radio this week



TakeDown Wrestling Radio this week-

One week and counting until the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Inductions weekend and let me tell you I'm excited to help to bring this event to you LIVE. It would not be possible with out the support of our sponsors. I thank each and every one of them.
Please take time to join us either Live or in our archived section on Takedownradio.com. Our program is now available through Pod casting. We are America's Wrestling Radio Program.

Joining us in studio special guest co-host will be Eric Van Kley, new Head Coach of the Central College Dutch in Pella Iowa. This might be the next step and challenge for this former wrestler and young coach. We'll take a look at expectations of him and those he has for program at central.

This week on TDR-

Greg Warren - Former Missouri Tiger standout, now national touring comedian rejoins us for a look at the funny side of wrestling. This guy is FUNNY with a capital F. Greg's available for your institution or program for fundraisers.

Gerald Brisco - Former Oklahoma State Cowboy joins us to regale us with stories of life on the road in the WWE. NCAA level wrestlers have changed the face of professional wrestling at the same time these athletes have given back to the sport they love so well.

Ben Askren - NCAA Champion, AA at Missouri. It may be a little early to do a "Where are they now" segment but this paragon of wrestling excellence will join to share what he is doing, what titles he is chasing, what brand of flying disc he recommends and what is going on at the emerging powerhouse that is Brian Smith's University of Missouri. He might even share a little insight in to what Max Askren is doing.

Lee Roy Smith - former collegiate coach and fundraising professional is now heading wrestling's National Hall of Fame and directing the efforts for the future of this institution. He'll join us for a Hall of Fame preview, to describe the events that will unfold during the inductions weekend next week. A reminder, we will be broadcasting several programs LIVE and conducting a number of special and select interviews during our 3 day journey into wrestling history. See our schedule below.

Greg Strobel - Head Coach of Lehigh will join us for his final visit prior to camps. We'll take a look at what one must do to prepare himself to compete in different climates and elevations. Enduring camps and differing coaching styles. how do we learn? Greg will share his insight.

Brad Penrith - Head Coach of the University of Northern Iowa will join us to take a look at the Panthers summer camps and competition schedules. Recruits that have signed and those that are still on the sill. Recently this talented former wrestler had shoulder surgery, correcting a lifetime of built-up injuries. How he endured the constant pain is beyond me. We'll catch up with him.

Please take time to join us either Live or in our archived section on Takedownradio.com. Our program is now available through Pod casting. We are America's Wrestling Radio Program.
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