America's Wrestling Radio Show (TDR) returns to our home based Brute Adidas studios at KXNO for this loaded program. Steve Foster and possibly Jeff Murphy will man the guns as I will be covering a network event in South Florida. I know, rough duty considering the weather here. I promise to come back for a series of shows that will include a special video broadcast of a visit to Sean Bormet's Overtime School of Wrestling, the Midlands and the NWCA National Duals.
Joining Steve, Jeff, Randy and crew will be-
Ken Kraft- Founder of the Midlands Wrestling Championships. The 46th Annual Midlands will take place at Welsh-Ryan Arena on Dec 29th and 30th. This years field of competitors include 7 Big 10 programs and 2 Big 12 teams with a possible showdown between long time rivals Iowa and Iowa State. Visit the Nusports.com for additional information.
Scott Hinkel- Head Coach of Purdue- A name synonymous with Purdue wrestling, Scott Hinkel became the Boilermakers' 13th Head Coach in school history in 2007, after 14 years as a Purdue assistant. Hinkel wasted no time in ushering success back into the Purdue program, becoming the third coach in school history to post a winning dual record in his first season along with Don Corrigan and Fred Miller.
Jack Spates- Head Coach of the Sooners of Oklahoma. Fresh off a great west coast tour Spates and company find themselves undefeated (7-0) for the first time in years and still enjoying the second defeat in 2 years over the Cowboys of OSU.
Andrew Pariano- Asst. Head Coach of Northwestern University. This young man has plenty on his plate, challenging for a Big 10 Conference Title, getting the facility and the team ready for the Midlands at home a National Duals position. Plenty to do, enough time? We'll find out.
Chris Bono- Head Coach U of Tennessee at Chat. The Mocs are currently 4-5 on the season and 1-0 in Southern Conference action. Facing a demanding non-conference schedule, with three of their five losses coming against ranked opponents. Mocs have notched wins over Davidson, Newberry, Northern Illinois and Anderson, UTC has tough defeats against No. 25 Kent State, No. 11 Northwestern, No. 6 Nebraska and West Virginia. The only other loss was a 25-16 set back against E. Michigan. Wednesday night action- The Mocs are 5-2 all time against NAIA Cumberland, including a 42-3 win in Maclellan Gym on Nov. 10, 2007. UTC?s last loss in the series was a 21-17 defeat on Feb. 11, 2002. Chattanooga is 4-0 all time against Gardner Webb, including a 46-6 win on Jan. 21, 2007, in their last meeting. UTC faces No. 12 Oklahoma, No. 5 Missouri and West Virginia before completing SoCon action. The match with the Sooners takes place in Maclellan Gym on Jan. 11 at 1:00 p.m.
Joel Greenlee- Ohio University now in his 12th year as the head coach of the Bobcats. Ohio's Jacob Ison (Batavia, Ohio) is ranked 20th in the latest poll released by Intermat Wrestling. Ison is 8-1 on the season at 174 pounds. The Bobcats notched wins over Appalachian State and the Citadel, split at the Hossier Dual and Greenlee looks to improve that record with his young team.
Listeners and viewers check out our new feature on Takedownradio.com, TDR TV. Great interviews and more to come. Recent postings include Lehigh and Pittsburg. We'll be filming a ton of video at the National Duals as well as providing the play by play from at least 3 mats. Tune in to Livesportsvideo.com for all the action of this years NWCA National Duals. Thanks for the tremendous listenership over the past 11 years. Happy Holidays to one and all! Scott Casber
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