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USA Wrestling Weekly’s November 30, 2012 broadcast posted for viewing

The USA Wrestling Weekly broadcast for Friday, November 30, 2012, has been posted for fans to enjoy.

USA Wrestling Weekly is a new half-hour news broadcast which will be produced on a weekly basis. Presented in a news format, it provides updated information on USA Wrestling activities, as well as a variety of feature segments.

To see this week’s episode, visit the following link:

This week’s show included the following feature segments:
• Coverage of the FILA Grappling World Championships, with action video from the U.S. No-Gi World medalists including champion Jeff Monson, silver medalists Matt Betzold, Shane Cross and Mike Kelly and bronze medalists Dan Huber and Gabriella Foster, plus Gi bronze medalists Danny Clark and Ryan Rogge
• Coverage of U.S. tours to Haavisto Cup in Finland in Greco-Roman and Henri Deglane Challenge in all three styles, with interviews with Andy Bisek, Adeline Gray and Coach Momir Petkovic.
• Wrestling Nation Champions Tour, featuring Olympic wrestling medalists and MMA star Randy Couture doing amazing physical feats, will come to Tustin, Calif. on December 19
• Olympian Jake Herbert talks about his acting role as former OSU star Mike Sheets in the upcoming major motion picture about the Schultz brothers.
• Jeff Buxton talks about the new coaching job with the Lehigh Valley AC
• David Taylor receives the 2012 Dan Hodge Trophy from W.I.N. Magazine at the Penn State vs. Nebraska football game
• College wrestling update for the week
• Great video promoting the Minnesota Storm Holiday Cup done by Olympian Chas Betts
• And Much More

The USA Wrestling Weekly Photo of the Week contest winner was Andres Gandara, with a photo depicting Andy Gandara of the Arizona Grapplers from Yuma, Arizona hitting a five-point throw at USA Wrestling's 2012 West Regional Championships in Pocatello, Idaho.

There is a new embeddable video player on which allows fans and media to view the most recent episode of USA Wrestling Weekly, and cycle through past episodes. This player can be embedded in websites, blogs and other online media outlets.

The show is moderated by veteran wrestling broadcaster Scott Casber and is scheduled for distribution each Friday on

Each episode will also be posted on USA Wrestling’s YouTube Channel. In addition, USA Wrestling Weekly will be offered to a variety of websites, and will also be available to television networks across the nation.

USA Wrestling Weekly is now aired on television by:
• Cox Cable Cleveland, which reaches 70,000 viewers in the Cleveland, Ohio area and beyond
• Oklahoma Cox Cable, which reaches viewers in the Oklahoma City/Norman and the Tulsa metropolitan areas.
• Mediacom Cable, with distribution in six Midwestern states, bringing USA Wrestling news to one of the biggest wrestling hotbeds in the nation.
• The Fight Now USA cable network
• Long Lines Cable, with distribution in Eastern Nebraska, Western Iowa and SW South Dakota.
• CATV Service, which has served the Central Susquehanna Valley in Pennsylvania for over 55 years.
• Midco Sports Network, which services North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota

Current USA Wrestling Weekly website partners: Colorado USA Wrestling;; Takedown Media. Com;, USA Wrestling – Tennessee, The Open Mat, USA Wrestling – Kansas, Lighthouse Wrestling, Maryland USA Wrestling,,, and

USA Wrestling staff participates extensively in creating the content for the show. The production of USA Wrestling Weekly is handled by Takedown Wrestling Media, which produces a variety of other wrestling broadcast products. The Lead Producer for the show is Chad Kriz of Takedown Wrestling Media. Feedback is encouraged, and should be sent to Gary Abbott of USA Wrestling at

Websites interested in adding USA Wrestling Weekly should contact Gary Abbott of USA Wrestling at

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