|USA Wrestling Weekly’s March 1, 2013 broadcast posted for viewing|
By Gary Abbott USA Wrestling
The USA Wrestling Weekly broadcast for Friday, March 1, has been posted for fans to enjoy.
USA Wrestling Weekly is a half-hour news broadcast which is produced on a weekly basis, and debuted in January 2011. 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:
• Complete coverage from the sold-out Freestyle World Cup in Tehran, Iran, where the United States placed third as a team and had two champions, Jordan Burroughs and Max Askren. Interviews with Coach Bill Zadick and team members Brent Metcalf, Coleman Scott and Jake Varner
• Update on the amazing wrestling fans in Iran and their support for Olympic wrestling, with interviews with Rich Bender and Mitch Hull
• Clip of the ABC Nightly News coverage of the World Cup in Tehran, Iran
• USA Wrestling Executive Director Rich Bender talks about the growing international coalition to Keep Wrestling In the Olympics, and his meetings in Tehran with other nations.
• Slideshow of the tremendous worldwide outpouring of support for Olympic wrestling, from all around the globe and from people of all ages.
• Coverage of the NWCA National Duals finals, where Minnesota defeated Oklahoma State in the championship match to become the No. 1 dual meet team in college wrestling.
• Colorado state high school wrestling tournament coverage, as athletes and coaches express their support for the Keep Wrestling In the Olympics coverage
• And Much More
The USA Wrestling Weekly Photo of the Week contest winner was Serinol Lowman, depicting nine-year old J’Mari Lowman of the MarcAurele Wrestling Club in Connecticut competing in the USA Wrestling Connecticut State Tournament in New Haven. Lowman won the state title at 60 pounds.
The show is moderated by veteran wrestling broadcaster Scott Casber and is scheduled for distribution each Friday on TheMat.com.
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 aired on television across the nation through the USA Wrestling Weekly Television Network. Partners include:
• Time Warner Cable SportsChannel, with viewers across upstate New York
• 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, with distribution in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut
• 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
• Time Warner Sports Texas, with 1.1 million homes in Texas
• KWEM TV 31 – Sudden Link Cable in Stillwater, Okla.
• CCN in Danville, Pa.
• Western Reserve Cable 9 in Ohio
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 Brad Johnson of Takedown Wrestling Media. Feedback is encouraged, and should be sent to Gary Abbott of USA Wrestling at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current USA Wrestling Weekly website partners: Colorado USA Wrestling; Takedown Media. Com; USA Wrestling – Tennessee; USA Wrestling – Kansas; Maryland USA Wrestling
There is an embeddable video player on TheMat.com 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.
Websites interested in adding USA Wrestling Weekly should contact Richard Immel of USA Wrestling at email@example.com