Jun 052012
 

Fans can see a live webcast of the wrestling action from New York’s Times Square on Thursday, June 7 on Universal Sports.

The webcast will feature “The Grapple in the Big Apple,” including the ASICS USA vs. Russia freestyle dual meet, the U.S. Olympic Team Wrestle-off for the 60 kg/132 lbs. position on the U.S. Olympic Team in men’s freestyle wrestling, along with an exhibition match.

Calling the action will be the NBC crew of play-by-play announcer Jason Knapp, with color commentary from Olympic champion Jeff Blatnick.

Fans can watch the action live, starting at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time, on the Universal Sports website, which is:
http://www.universalsports.com

In the dual meet, 2012 U.S. Olympians scheduled to compete in Times Square include 2011 World champion Jordan Burroughs at 74 kg/163 lbs., 2009 World bronze medalist Tervel Dlagnev at 120 kg/264.5 lbs., plus their Olympic teammates Sam Hazewinkel at 55 kg/121 lbs. and Jared Frayer at 66 kg/145.5 lbs.

The Russian team will feature two past Junior World champions headline the Russian roster, Andrey Valiev at 84 kg/185 lbs. and Shamil Akhmedov at 96 kg/211.5 lbs.

In the 60 kg/132 lbs. wrestle-off, Reece Humphrey (Columbus, Ohio/New York AC) and Coleman Scott (Stillwater, Okla./Gator WC) will compete in a preliminary bout, with the winner facing Shawn Bunch (Columbus, Ohio/Gator WC) in a best-of-three series for the Olympic Team berth.

The competition will also be taped for a national broadcast on NBC Sports Channel, at a date and time to be announced.

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