Sep 122011
 

Alan Rice, coach of the 1972 Greco-Roman Olympic wrestling team, and Dave Whitsett, professor emeritus at the University of Northern Iowa, will go “On the Mat” this Wednesday, September 14.

“On the Mat” is a presentation of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum. The show can be heard live on the Internet at www.kcnzam.com or locally in Northeast Iowa each Wednesday from 5:00 to 6:00 PM Central on AM 1650, The Fan.

An archive of the show can be found on www.themat.tv.

E-mail radio@wrestlingmuseum.org with any questions or comments about the show.

During the months of August and September the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum will conduct “champions” interviews with champions outside the sport of wrestling. There will also be regular interviews with wrestlers and coaches.

Rice coached the 1972 Olympic Greco-Roman wrestling team. He won double national titles (freestyle and Greco-Roman) in 1956, and placed fifth at the Olympics that year in Greco-Roman. Rice is also the namesake of the Alan and Gloria Rice Greco-Roman Hall of Champions.

The Alan and Gloria Rice Greco-Roman Hall of Champions induction ceremony will take place on the campus of Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on October 1.

This week’s champion interview is with Dave Whitsett. Whitsett is a professor emeritus at the University of Northern Iowa. He taught psychology from 1974 through 2001, and worked with the Northern Iowa wrestling team during the 1970s and 1980s. Whitsett co-authored a book called “The Non-Runner’s Marathon Trainer”.

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