Ali Bernard to represent Minn. in women’s Olympic wrestling tryouts

WORTHINGTON, Minn. — An Olympic athlete from New Ulm resumes her quest for a gold medal this weekend.

Ali Bernard, 26, is the only woman from Minnesota to qualify for the U.S. women’s wrestling team tryouts in Iowa City Saturday and Sunday. She hopes to make it to the summer games in London and improve on her fifth-place showing at the 2008 Olympics.

The U.S. Olympic hopefuls — both men and women — will wrestle in front of near sell-out crowds of 14,000 plus fans at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City. Continue reading at minnesota.publicradio.org

Takedown Wrestling Radio and TheMat.com to cover 2012 D1 NCAA Wrestling Championships

The 2012 All Session/All Star Broadcast Team Features Jeff Murphy, Steve Foster and Scott Casber. Hollywood Star Billy Baldwin will join the crew for the finals of the 2012 NCAA Championships.

Listen in LIVE from St. Louis starting Thursday morning through the week and on Saturday night beginning at 6:30 CDT on TheMat.com. Continue reading