On The Mat: National championship coach and Olympian J Robinson

J Robinson, 1972 Greco-Roman Olympian and iconic Minnesota head wrestling coach, goes “On the Mat” on Wednesday, August 2.

“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 1650thefan.com or locally in Northeast Iowa each Wednesday at 5 p.m. Central on AM 1650, The Fan.

 

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Steveson wins Gold; USA wins freestyle team title at Junior World Championships

Tampere, Finland – Two-time Cadet World Champion Gable Steveson (Minnesota recruit/Apple Valley) added a Junior World title to his list of achievements by defeating Naeiim Rah Hassanzadeh of Iran 5-1 for the 120 kg Junior World Gold medal. Steveson’s win was needed for the USA to win the freestyle team title. The United States topped Russia by one point in the final team standings – 1. USA 68, 2. Russia 67, 3. Iran 49. Continue reading

Steveson to wrestle for Junior World Championships Gold

Tampere, Finland – Minnesota wrestler Gable Steveson (Minnesota recruit/Apple Valley) has made it to the finals of the UWW Junior World Championships. Steveson will be wrestling Naeiim Rah Hassanzadeh of Iran in the 120 kg Gold medal match. Three other USA wrestlers – Daton Fix (55 kg), Ryan Deakin (66 kg), and Zahid Valencia (84 kg) – also made the finals. Medal matches take place this morning between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. CT live on Trackwrestling ($). Continue reading

McKee and Hall to wrestle for Junior World Championships Gold

Tampere, Finland – Minnesota wrestlers Mitch McKee (Minnesota and St. Michael-Albertville) and Mark Hall (Penn State and Apple Valley) have made it to the finals of the UWW Junior World Championships. McKee will be wrestling Abdula Akhmedov of Russia in the 60 kg Gold medal match and Hall will be wrestling Isa Shapiev of Uzbekistan in the 74 kg Gold medal match. Medal matches take place this morning between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. CT live on Trackwrestling ($).

Apple Valley wrestler Gable Steveson (120 kg) is scheduled to begin his competition tonight. Continue reading

J Robinson to go ‘On the Mat’ this week

The Wednesday, August 2nd edition of ‘On the Mat’ radio show will feature 1972 Greco-Roman Olympian and iconic former Minnesota head wrestling coach J Robinson.

‘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 1650thefan.com or locally in Northeast Iowa each Wednesday at 5 p.m. Central on AM 1650, The Fan. Continue reading