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This week, will move to the USOC platform, with a new look, new functionality, but with the same favorite features....

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....

Askren, Hipps, Harrison scheduled to appear on this week’s edition of ‘On the Mat’

This week's edition of "On the Mat" will feature Ben Askren, Andrew Hipps and Jeff Harrison. Askren, a senior at the University of Missouri, is the defending NCAA champion at 174 pounds.

Known for his flair on and off the mat, Askren was the 2006 recipient of the Dan Hodge Trophy and the Schalles Award. Askren recently won the Big 12 wrestling tournament and is 35-0 with 26 pins entering the NCAA tournament.

Hipps is a senior writer for, a wrestling website that covers every aspect of the sport. The website offers coverage of college, high school, and international wrestling, as well as highlights and previews of select mixed martial arts competitions. Hipps is a regular columnist for the site and conducts weekly interview with some of wrestling's top athletes and coaches.

Jeff Harrison will be in studio this week to discuss the upcoming NCAA Championships and the recent conference qualifiers. Harrison was a two-time NCAA qualifier for the University of Northern Iowa and is the host of the popular Internet show "The Wrestling Recap".

"On the Mat" is a weekly wrestling radio program that airs every Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. Central Standard Time. The Dan Gable International Wrestling Institute and Museum in Waterloo, IA, hosts the show.

"On the Mat" can be heard live on the Internet at or locally in Northeast Iowa on 1650, The Fan.
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