By USA Wrestling
USA Wrestling will provide unprecedented coverage of the 2012 USA Wrestling Cadet & Junior Nationals in Fargo, N.D., from July 14-21.
In conjunction with Wrestling Video Solutions, USA Wrestling’s largest event will also be providing the most live wrestling coverage of any tournament in its history. Up to 18 mats will be streamed live on TheMat.TV during the weeklong even, which draws over 3,000 wrestlers nationwide.
Wrestling fans will be able to watch all the finals matches and medal matches live for the second straight year, as well as be able to view archived matches from the live streams on TheMat.TV.
In addition to Wrestling Video Solutions’ continued support of USA Wrestling events, CageFighter Athletic will also be sponsoring the live streams and premiere a new Jordan Burroughs promo prior to the Cadet women’s freestyle finals on July 14.
Fans can access the webcast via TheMat.TV, WrestlingVideoSolutions.com, Flowrestling.org and Trackwrestling.com. TrackWrestling’s live dashboard will provide links to individual mats and fans can also participate in tournament-related discussion in a chat room via Ustream.tv.
“This tournament is one where fans from all over the country are clamoring for more and more coverage,” said Jason Bryant, USA Wrestling Coordinator of Grassroots & Social Media. “In 2009, we only streamed the finals live. In 2010, we streamed mat 1 for the entire tournament with live graphics. Last year, we provided streams for all the medal matches and did four mats consistently throughout the tournament. The innovation provided by WrestlingVideoSolutions and the sponsorship by CageFighter will make the upcoming Cadet & Junior Nationals the biggest streaming production ever put on by USA Wrestling. We would not be able to do this for our wrestlers, parents and fans without their support and assistance.”
Wrestling Video Solutions was officially launched in 2012, but founder Adam Fenn started the process with WVS by volunteering in Fargo in 2010. Fenn and WVS has been instrumental in the live webcast successes of USA Wrestling the past three years.
“USA Wrestling's continual input on the needs of the wrestling community has been critical to the development of our suite of video services,” said Fenn. “The entire wrestling community will benefit tremendously from their involvement in this project. Fargo marks the second year of our effort. It will be the largest single event we've undertaken to date. Just like in wrestlers, we're working hard and getting better every day.”
"We are excited to work with USA Wrestling to provide wrestling fans, parents and extended families with the opportunity to view the highest level of amateur wrestling that the United States has to offer,” said Mike DiSabato, President and CEO of CageFighter. “Fargo has always been a mid-summer destination for elite Cadet & Junior wrestlers in our sport. Now Fargo, via the world wide web, is a destination for all wrestling fans via the dedicated professionals at WrestlingVideoSolutions and USA Wrestling."
Willing to volunteer?
Because this event is driven by the kindness of volunteers in the Fargo area, anyone willing to volunteer to work cameras for the webcasts should contact Jason Bryant at email@example.com or Adam Fenn at WVS firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about helping out.
About Wrestling Video Solutions
Wrestling Video Solutions is company that benefits wrestling. Staffed completely by volunteers and part time contractors. WVS’ only goal is to promote the sport of wrestling. If we raise more money than we need to cover our costs, we make investments in wrestling. WVS provides an ever-expanding suite of video services for wrestling events including streaming and recording with custom graphic overlays that display the wrestling information you want and automate many aspects of the production of the video and of distribution to social networks.
Lutte Licensing Group, LLC is boutique manufacturing and licensing company started by former Big Ten® wrestler and Conference Medal of Honor winner, Michael H. DiSabato. Lutte Licensing Group owns exclusive licensing rights to prominent mixed martial arts brands including Cage Fighter® and CF® Athletic. Cage Fighter® - CF® has been worn by some of the finest athletes in mixed martial arts including Chuck Liddell, BJ Penn, Jon Jones, Urijah Faber, Forrest Griffin, Gray Maynard, Mo Lawal, Mark Coleman, Daniel Cormier, Ben Askren, Kevin Randleman, Josh Thompson, and Josh Koscheck. CF Athletic is also the official athletic apparel sponsor of two-time NCAA Wrestling Champion, 2011 Dan Hodge Trophy Winner, 2011 FILA World Champion and 2012 US Olympian in freestyle wrestling, Jordan Burroughs. DiSabato is also credited for developing the first and only mixed martial arts lifestyle brand to be sold to Walmart stores in both the US and Canada. Lutte also is the maker and distributor of Core Synergy®, a patented decagon-shaped, titanium-infused, silicone wristband.