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USA Wrestling Weekly’s April 5, 2013 broadcast posted for viewing



The USA Wrestling Weekly broadcast for Friday, April 5, 2013, 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:
http://youtu.be/s9SKTDBZyKk

This week’s show included the following feature segments:
• Coverage of the Pan American Women’s Special Wrestle-off in Oklahoma City, Okla. including interviews with winners Emily Webster, Haley Augello and Julia Salata
• Coverage of the Women’s University Nationals in Oklahoma City, Okla., including interview with Outstanding Wrestler Brittney Roberts
• Coverage of the Girls Junior Folkstyle Nationals, and the Girls Junior Folkstyle Duals, in Oklahoma City, Okla., with video from the finals rounds.
• Cornell’s Kyle Dake wins the Hodge Trophy as the nation’s top college wrestler, with interview footage of Kyle Dake
• Coverage of the Petko Sirakov–Ivan Illiev Junior International in Varna, Bulgaria, featuring three U.S. men’s freestyle medalist
• U.S. Beach Nationals set for Carolina Beach, N.C. on April 29
• Boston University to drop varsity wrestling after 2013-14 season, with an interview with coach Carl Adams
• CPOW update on the Keep Olympic Wrestling effort
• And Much More

The USA Wrestling Weekly Photo of the Week contest winner was Jenny Wamsley, with a photo depicting nine-year-old Jonathan Wamsley of the Shakopee Mat Club in Minnesota working for a pin in a recent match at 79 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 gabbott@usawrestling.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 rimmel@usawrestling.org
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