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Nikita Koloff, Ted DiBiase, Steve Williams to go ‘On the Mat’ this week



This week's edition of "On the Mat" will feature Nikita Koloff, Ted DiBiase, and Steve Williams.

Koloff is a former professional wrestler who was the 2006 recipient of the Frank Gotch Award. This award is given to someone who brings prestige and honor to professional wrestling.

Known as "The Million Dollar Man", DiBiase is this year's recipient of the Frank Gotch Award. Last year DiBiase's father, Mike, was inducted into the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame. Mike wrestled at the University of Nebraska in the late 1940s.

Steve Williams was a four-time All-American at the University of Oklahoma from 1979-1982. At the 1982 NCAA tournament Williams reached the finals at heavyweight where he placed second to future two-time Olympic champion Bruce Baumgartner. Known as "Dr. Death", Williams was one of the most colorful figures in college wrestling history.

Williams also embarked on a successful professional wrestling career. He will be inducted into the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame on July 14 at the Dan Gable International Wrestling Institute and Museum.

"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 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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