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This week on Takedown Radio - is a big week on TDR. We get ready for some road work at the Hall of Fame, then its off to Vegas for the World Team Trials Broadcasts.

A big thank you to all of our guests, our listeners and our sponsors. You all make this very worthwhile!

Please take time to join us either Live or in our archived section on Takedownradio.com. Our program is now available through Podcasting. We are America's Wrestling Radio Program.

This week we welcome the President of the New York Metropolitan Wrestling Club- John Welch

Oklahoma's Assistant Head Coach Robbie Waller will join us to discuss the upcoming camp season, recruiting in the modern era and what it's like working for a legend, Jack Spates

The Assistant Head Coach of the Citadel, Jeff Ragan, will join us to discuss the season of improving and the season of camps.

Lehigh coach Greg Strobel will join us to discuss the Mountain Hawks recent acquisitions in recruiting and the new camps coming this summer. Make plans to attend.

For our nutrition segment, Joyce Hoppes, consumer information director of the Iowa Pork Producers Association, will join us to discuss nutrition and grilling with lean meats.

Wes Hand, assistant coach at Iowa under Tom Brands, will join us for his once every several years appearance on the program. We'll take a look at the improving Hawkeyes and their recent signings.

Please take time to join us either Live or in our archived section on Takedownradio.com. Our program is now available through Podcasting. We are America's Wrestling Radio Program.

We also will be broadcasting the Inductions into the Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Okla.

We'll start with a special Thursday May 31st program

Thursday May 31, 6-9 p.m. Oklahoma State Cowboy Head Coach John Smith and his Coaching staff go one on one with Scott Casber on Takedownradio.com LIVE from Freddy Paul's Steak House.

We'll also talk with Hall of Fame Director LeRoy Smith and Board Member Stan Zeamer. Many don't know it but Stan donates office space to the NWCA. He is also partly responsible for the state chapter movement around the country.

Friday June 1, 6-9 p.m., live from the Wrestling Hall of Fame. Scheduled Guests include, New Inductees, Honorees, Recent Inductees, Members of the Board of Directors, etc.

Saturday June 2, LIVE from the Ball Room at the OSU Student Union from
9-11 a.m. we will broadcast our regular program special guests include our inductees and other VIP's including Jim Keen.

6:30 p.m. LIVE from the Ball Room at the OSU Student Union First time ever you'll get to hear the inductions around the world at Takedownradio.com during our evening spectacular. We'll start with some brief opening remarks and then send the broadcast to the podium where Sandy Stevens will provide the reading of the bios of our Inductees and then we'll be able to hear the responses from our inductees as well.

Full schedule is below:

8:10 p.m. Sandy Stevens will ask the first honoree to come up with their presenter and stand center stage while he reads the honorees bio: DSHSE- Zach Sanders, Presenters are Ron Sanders and Spencer Yohe, President of the Minnesota State Chapter of the NWHOF

8:16 p.m. Second Honoree, Official-Mike Allen, Presenters are Denise Allen and Vince Zuaro, Distinguished Member of the NWHOF and founder of this award

8:24 p.m. Third Honoree, Order of Merit-Mike Chapman, Presenters are Danny Hodge, Distinguished Member of the NWHOF&M, and Board of Governor member Stan Zeamer

8:32 p.m. Fourth Honoree, Medal of Courage-Joe Russell, Presenters are Brandon Paulson and Board of Governor member Alan Rice

8:40 p.m. Fifth Honoree, Outstanding American-Ret. General Ronald Fogleman, Presenters are Wayne Baughman Distinguished Member of the NWHOF and James Ravannack, Board of Governor member and President of USA Wrestling. (Following his acceptance speech request that the honoree remain at the podium for the presentation of his induction ring by his wife Jane)

8:48 p.m. Sixth Honoree, Outstanding American- Michael Novogratzr, Presenters are Robert Novogratz (father) and Distinguished Member of the NWHOF Alan Rice. (Following his acceptance speech request that the honoree remain at the podium for the presentation of his induction ring by his wife, Sukey Caceres)

8:56 p.m. Seventh Honoree, Distinguished Member-Barry Davis, Presenter is his father Elmer. (Following his acceptance speech request that the honoree remain at the podium for the presentation of his induction ring by his wife, Nan)

9:04 p.m. Eighth Honoree, Distinguished Member-Greg Gibson, Presenter is his high school coach Max Birch. (Following his acceptance speech request that the honoree remain at the podium for the presentation of her induction ring by his Junior College Coach Leon Donahue)

9:12 p.m. Ninth Honoree, Distinguished Member-Larry Kristoff, Presenter is his son Mark Kristoff (Following his acceptance speech request that the honoree remain at the podium for the presentation of his induction ring by his wife)

9:20 p.m. Tenth Honoree, Distinguished Member-Bill Weick, Presenter is Bruce Baumgartner, DM (Presentation of ring by his wife Rossellen)

9:28 p.m. Sandy will request all Honorees come up to the Podium for a final group photo...

9:30 p.m. Sandy will announce conclusion of the program and wish everyone a safe return to your home destination…

Scott Casber
KXNO in Iowa
KRRW Minnesota
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