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USA Wrestling Weekly’s March 2, 2012 broadcast posted for viewing



The USA Wrestling Weekly broadcast for Friday, March 2, 2012, has been posted for fans to enjoy.

USA Wrestling Weekly is a new half-hour news broadcast which will be produced on a weekly basis. 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:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pyo2GwC-EY

This week’s show included the following feature segments:
• Coverage of the Pan American Championships at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., including
- Men’s freestyle team title, with champions Sam Hazewinkel, Phillip Simpson, Trent Paulson, Raymond Jordan, Dustin Kilgore and Tervel
- Women’s freestyle team title, with champions Stephany Lee and Helen Maroulis
- Greco-Roman team runner-up, with champions Andy Bisek and Chas Betts
• Interview with FILA star recipients Sandy Stevens and Dr. Bernie Feldman
• John Smith named finalist for U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, with fans encouraged to vote online
• NJCAA Junior College Nationals coverage from Rochester, Minn.
• Coverage from Idaho State High School Championships in Pocatello, Idaho
• Freestyle Team USA members work out on South Beach in Miami, Fla.
• And Much More

The USA Wrestling Weekly Photo of the Week contest winner was Judy Haddock, with a photo of 11-year old Cameron Haddock of the Southlake Dragons of Southlake, Texas competing in the Novice division.

There is a new embeddable video player on TheMat.com 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.

The show is moderated by veteran wrestling broadcaster Scott Casber and is scheduled for distribution each Friday on TheMat.com.

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 now aired on television by:
• 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
• 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

Current USA Wrestling Weekly website partners: InterMatWrestle.com; Takedown Media. Com; Tech-Fall.com, USA Wrestling – Tennessee, The Open Mat, USA Wrestling – Kansas, Lighthouse Wrestling, Maryland USA Wrestling, NYwrestling.com, BTSusa.org, and BTSgear.com.

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 Shawn Van Leeuwen of Takedown Wrestling Media. Feedback is encouraged, and should be sent to Gary Abbott of USA Wrestling at gabbott@usawrestling.org.

Websites interested in adding USA Wrestling Weekly should contact Jason Bryant of USA Wrestling at jbryant@usawrestling.org
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