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

Gary Abbott USA Wrestling

The USA Wrestling Weekly broadcast for Friday, July 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:

This week’s show included the following feature segments:
• Complete coverage of the FILA Junior World Team Trials in Stillwater, Okla.
• Coverage of the FILA Junior World Team Trials freestyle competition, with interviews of champions Mark Grey, Alex Dieringer, Austin Marsden, Thomas Gilman, Sam Brooks, Ethan Lizak, Jason Tsirtsis and Kyle Snyder
• Coverage of the FILA Junior World Team Trials Greco-Roman competition, with interviews of Geordan Speiller, Lucas Sheridan, Isaiah Varona, Hayden Tuma, Sam Stoll, Sahid Kargbo, Tirso Lara and Kevin Beazley
• Coverage of the National Junior Duals in Oklahoma City, Okla., with Team Illinois beating Team Michigan in the finals of both styles, and interviews with Illinois Greco coach Bryan Medlin, Illinois freestyle coach John Kading and star Illinois athletes Ricky Robertson and Jered Cortez.
• Coverage of the Kids Freestyle and Greco-Roman Nationals in Orem, Utah, which featured six Kids Triple Crown winners
• USA Wrestling Athletes of the Year Jordan Burroughs, Chas Betts and Clarissa Chun are honored at social in Stillwater, Okla.
• Four-time NCAA champion Kyle Dake nominated for an ESPY award, as Best Male College Athlete, and fans are encouraged to vote
• NCEP Silver Coaches College hosted at World Team Trials, with interviews of director Cody Bickley and coach Andrew Nicola
• And More

The USA Wrestling Weekly Photo of the Week contest winner was Kerry Fortson, with a picture of Kealob Fortson of the South Pauling Junior Spartan Wrestling Club posing with one of his heroes, University of Oklahoma assistant coach Michael Lightner.

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 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
• Time Warner Sports in Kentucky, Source 16

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

Current USA Wrestling Weekly website partners: Colorado USA Wrestling; Takedown; USA Wrestling – Tennessee; USA Wrestling – Kansas; Maryland USA Wrestling

There is an 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.

Websites interested in adding USA Wrestling Weekly should contact Richard Immel of USA Wrestling at
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