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Vic Marcucci and Jim Craig to go 'On the Mat' this week



2009 Glen Brand Wrestling Hall of Fame of Iowa inductees Vic Marcucci and Jim Craig will be radio show guests tonight.

Marcucci prepped in Illinois and was a three-time All American at Iowa State University. He was the NCAA champion at 160 pounds as a senior in 1967. Marcucci also won a national freestyle title and coached for several years. He lives in Waterloo and will be offering his thoughts on last weekend's NCAA Championships in St. Louis.

Jim Craig is originally from Davenport, Iowa, and won Big Ten and NCAA titles as a senior at the University of Iowa at 177 pounds in 1959. He was also third in the NCAA as a junior. He began his coaching career at Britt (IA) High School, winning the team title in 1962 and coaching Bob Steenlage to the last of his four state titles. Craig also coached at Oak Park, Illinois, for many years and was an accomplished referee as well.

Marcucci and Craig are two of six new members who, on April 18, will be inducted into the Class of 2009 Glen Brand Wrestling Hall of Fame of Iowa, which is located inside the Dan Gable International Wrestling Institute and Museum in Waterloo, Iowa. The other inductees are Leon (Champ) Martin, Franc Freeman, Eric Voelker and Mike Chapman.

"On the Mat" can be heard live on the Internet at www.kcnzam.com or locally in Northeast Iowa each Wednesday from 5:00 - 6:00 PM Central time on AM 1650, The Fan. Feel free to e-mail radio@wrestlingmuseum.org with any questions or comments about the show.











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