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Terry Shockley named Chairman of the Board of Governors of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame

Shockley will succeed long-time chairman Jim Keen. Sr. as Chairman of the Board....

Iowa's Tony Ramos determined to finish career with NCAA title

The Hawkeye senior will battle Virginia Tech's Devin Carter in the NWCA All-Star Classic on Saturday....

NCAA announces finalist cities for its championships for 2014-18, including wrestling at all levels

Cleveland, Kansas City, Louisville, New York City, Oklahoma City, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia & St. Louis are Div. I finalists. Div. II and III finalists also announced.... Wrestler of the Week Lawal, plus Hendricks, Smith, Taylor and Zavarol are guests on Takedown Radio this week

This week we'll take a look at the week gone by and the weeks to come in our TDR Top 20 Report with Jeff Murphy

We'll touch base with our TDR Athlete of the week Mo Lawal. Mo has just returned to the USA after competing in Iran and Russia.

Lawal won a gold medal at 96 kg/211.5 lbs. on the first day of the Takhti Cup of freestyle wrestling on Jan. 18 in Bandar Abbas, Iran. Lawal defeated Amir Moradi Gangi of Iran in the gold-medal finals, 1-0, 2-0.

In the finals, Lawal used his explosive power with a leg attack as he drove Moradi Gangi out of bounds for the only point of the first period. He duplicated the feat twice in the second period to earn his 2-0 victory and the gold medal.

Lawal was a 2005 U.S. World Team member at 84 kg/185 lbs. He placed seventh at the 2005 World Championships. Lawal placed third at the 2006 U.S. World Team Trials at 84 kg. He has moved up one weight class to 96 kg this season.

We'll catch up with the Big 12 Wrestler of the Week Johny Hendricks who earned that distinction and honor based on his hard driving performance against Northern Iowa and Iowa State

Lee Roy Smith, the Executive Director of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame & Museum in Stillwater, Okla., joins us to discuss the induction of four Distinguished Members in to the hall

Rider's Long time head Coach and terrific singer Gary Taylor joins us to discuss his coming meeting and dual meet with Cael Sanderson's Cyclones on Feb. 9

Author Nolan Zavoral joins us to discuss his book "A Season on The Mat: Dan Gable & the Pursuit of Excellence". This is one of the best wrestling books I've ever read. Full of color, life and circumstance.

Deanna Gilbert of Billy Joe's Pitcher Show joins us for a look at for UFC 67

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