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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....

Steve Fraser, Jeremy McLaughlin to go ‘On the Mat’ this week

This week's edition of "On the Mat" will feature Steve Fraser and Jeremy McLaughlin.

Fraser is the Greco-Roman National Teams coach for USA Wrestling and a former three-time Olympic coach. In 1984 Fraser won a gold medal in the 198-pound weight class at the Olympics. It was the first Greco-Roman gold medal won by an American at the Olympics Games.

A regular columnist for W.I.N. magazine, Fraser has authored his own book called "Victory: Being Mentally Tough On and Off the Mat". It includes a biography of his wrestling career and several of his columns from W.I.N.

With the World Team Trials complete, Fraser will discuss the upcoming World Championships and the prospects of the latest seven-member Greco-Roman World team.

McLaughlin is a junior in college who wrestles for the University of Oregon. At this year's Pac-10 tournament he placed fifth in the 149-pound weight division for the Ducks.

McLaughlin has taken a three-month long mission trip to Namibia, Africa to help care for AIDS victims. He also made a trip to Thailand last year after the area was destroyed by a tsunami. McLaughlin has made seven missions trips.

This summer McLaughlin hopes to establish the first Namibian wrestling club.

"On the Mat" is a weekly wrestling radio program that airs every Wednesday night. This week's broadcast can be heard live from 6-7 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 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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