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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

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

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Brad Vering, Harry Lester among guests this week on Takedown Radio



Brute Adidas brings you America's Wrestling Radio Show each and every Saturday and over 600 hours of additional programming through the year. Join us for shows LIVE and archived and now Podcast too.

Mike McClintock of Sunflower Wrestling Supply joins us to talk about what's new for this fall in wrestling supplies and products.

Joe Boardwine- National High School Coaches Association will join us to talk about some up coming tournaments and events from the NHSCA. This is Joe's first visit.

Joyce Hoppes-TDR Nutrition segment. Joyce is with the Iowa Pork Producers Association- we'll discuss nutrition in the off season, meal planning, most mileage for the calories taken in.

TheMat.com/TDR Athlete of the Week #1
Brad Vering- (Colorado Springs, Colo./New York AC) was named TheMat.com Wrestler of the Week for May 15-21. He won the Pan American Championships Greco-Roman title at 84 kg/185 lbs. on Friday, May 18 in San Salvador, El Salvador. Vering just made his fourth U.S. World Team in Greco-Roman.

TheMat.com/TDR Athlete of the Week #2
Derrick Yant (Delta, Ohio/Delta High School) was named TheMat.com Wrestler of the Week for May 8-14 He won 171-pound titles in freestyle and Greco-Roman at the Central Junior Regional Championships on May 12-13 in Indianapolis.

TheMat.com/TDR Athlete of the Week #3
Ryan Churella (Ann Arbor, Mich./New York AC) was named TheMat.com Wrestler of the Week for May 1-7. Churella landed a spot in the U.S. World Team Trials by winning a Northern Plains Regional freestyle title on Saturday, May 5 in Waterloo, Iowa.

TheMat.com/TDR Athlete of the Week #4
Harry Lester (Akron, Ohio/Gator WC/USOEC) was named TheMat.com Wrestler of the Week for April 17-23. Lester, a 2006 World bronze medalist in Greco-Roman wrestling, returned to his hometown of Akron, Ohio to compete at the University National Championships held at the University of Akron. Lester not only won a gold medal in the Greco-Roman competition, as many expected, but he also won a gold medal in freestyle, a style he has not competed in for about four years. Lester just made his third straight U.S. World Team in Greco-Roman.

Joe Reasbeck - Author of "Nearfall: Book 1, the Adventures of Matt and Mike." Kids and adults alike will love this read. This is a great book for bullies, the down trodden, the picked upon and the heroes in our lives.

Should be a great show. Join us from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. each Saturday at Takedownradio.com and our Brute Adidas Studios at 1460 KXNO, Des Moines, Iowa.
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