Des Moines, Iowa — Takedown Wrestling Media and USA Wrestling Weekly welcome a new relationship with the Midco Sports Network that will bring the popular Takedown and USA Wrestling TV News programs to another 250,000 homes in the North and South Dakota and Minnesota on a weekly basis. This moves the total of Takedown Wrestling viewer homes to 11.5 Million per week.
In August of 2011 viewers will begin to see both programs on Midco Sports. Viewers in all 3 states may tune in to Midco’s HD Channel 622. (Check your local listings for availability and times.)
Takedown Wrestling TV is a half hour weekly TV news program covering all aspects of U.S. amateur wrestling. Anchor Scott Casber updates viewers on the latest developments and conducts insightful interviews with the sport’s top athletes and coaches. Casber shares his passion for the “oldest and greatest sport” in a fun, fast-paced show. Takedown Wrestling is available on many cable systems around the country. It can also be viewed online at www.TakedownRadio.com and at over thirty other affiliated amateur wrestling websites.
“Midco Sports Network is proud to partner with both Takedown Wrestling Media and USA Wrestling in the distribution of both weekly programs. Wrestling has a tremendous following in our viewing area and we are looking forward to having fans tune in for all the latest news and information regarding wrestling and its athletes.” Said Barry Buetel, Midco Sports Network’s General Manager.
Casber said, “This is an important step for wrestling in the upper midwest. The Midco Sports Network provides the coverage sports fans need and deserve. Dakota and Minnesota residents understand the sport and its need for promotion. This is a special opportunity to partner with the Midco Sports Network in the distribution of both shows. We understand the responsibility we have in this undertaking and will do our best to present the sport in a positive manner.”
Midco Sports Network serves an area with a strong wrestling heritage. MSN’s coverage is home to a number of great programs like the University of Minnesota – Crookston, North Dakota State University, South Dakota State University, Concordia, Minnesota State Moorhead, Northern State, Minot State, University of North Dakota, and Augustana College to name a few,” said Casber. “In addition, both shows will be seen in the part of the country that features some of the best high school wrestling programs in the nation.”
About USA Wrestling Weekly
USA Wrestling Weekly was started in 2011 as a way to self promote the efforts of our US Wrestlers on the international level. Starting with Internet distribution, over time USAWW began to broadcast its program with cable affiliates around the country. Casber, well-known throughout the wrestling community speaks to wrestling groups and promotes the sport wherever he can. More information can be found online at USA Wrestling’s TheMat.com and the web portal TheMat.tv.
About Takedown Wrestling Media
Takedown Wrestling Media was started 15 year ago as a single one-hour radio program broadcast from Clear Channel’s KXNO studios in Des Moines. TDR quickly added Internet distribution of its audio format and over time began to broadcast live events along with its weekly program. Takedown Wrestling was born as an addition to the radio program, initially available only on the Internet, but now available on 31 different web sites and now on more than11.5 Million homes per week. More information can be found at: Takedownradio.com
About Midco Sports Network/ Midcontinent Communications
Since our beginnings in a small movie theater in 1931, Midcontinent Communications has taken the lead in connecting our region to the world of information and entertainment. Today, we’re still doing the same — only now we make it happen through broadband Internet, digital and High Definition television, and local and long-distance phone service.
Today, the Northern Plains Network (NPNet™) brings together more than 250,000 customers in 240 communities throughout North Dakota and South Dakota and in Minnesota. Midcontinent is about the people, places and businesses that rely on us, 24/7, all across our cities and small towns.
As always, we remain committed to making this region a great place to live and work. We whole-heartedly support each community, our sports teams, fundraisers, educational and cultural events, social-impact initiatives, and so much more!
From day one, our founders never wanted the Great Plains to be left behind. Thanks to their vision, we never were and we never will be.