National Wrestling Media Association announces annual award winners

The National Wrestling Media Association, founded in 1989 as a member group of journalists, photographers and media specialists, announced its 2013-14 award winners at its annual meeting at the 2014 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in Oklahoma City, Okla.

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Big Ten Network Releases Wrestling Live Coverage Schedule

Two Minnesota duals will be broadcast on BTN; all others streamed live online

The Big Ten Network has announced its plans for broadcasting during the 2012-13 season. For the Gophers, the television schedule includes a Monday night meet live in primetime; a Saturday showdown between Minnesota and Iowa, and live coverage of the Big Ten Wrestling Championships. All other home duals with be streamed live through Gopher All-Access and will be available by subscription.

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Olympic champions Varner and Burroughs to appear on Today Show, Friday, August 17

Olympic wrestling champions Jake Varner (State College, Pa./Nittany Lion WC) and Jordan Burroughs (Lincoln, Neb./Sunkist Kids) will travel to New York City for a lengthy Today show appearance tomorrow, Friday, August 17.

Wrestling fans can expect multiple segments featuring the two Olympic champions beginning at 8:00 a.m. EST and culminating at 10:30 a.m. EST. Continue reading at themat.com

Chas Betts and Kip Janvrin will go “On the Mat” this Wednesday, May 23

“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.

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Jason Brandt honored with MWCA Publicity Award

By Nick Fornicoia

Jason Brandt is the 2012 recipient of The Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association Publicity Award. The Publicity Award is for someone who selflessly promotes the great sport of wrestling.

Jason Brandt is the Assistant General Manager at KSCR/KBMO Radio, in Benson, and has been the Sports Director and play-by-play voice since 1991.

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