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Episode 99 of Mat Chat with David Mirikitani featuring guest Tadaaki Hatta is out now

by USA Wrestling

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, David Mirikitani interviewed the legendary Tadaaki Hatta on episode 99 of Mat Chat. Hatta was born in Japan and moved to the U.S. in the 1960s to wrestle at Oklahoma State University, where he became a NCAA champion and a two-time Big Eight champion. Over the years, Hatta has served as an Olympic coach for the U.S., Japan and Mexico. He is also an accomplished artist and published author.

Watch the full episode below: