The mobile Brute Adidas Studios of TDR will be on the road again this weekend as we bring to you 2 day coverage and LIVE streaming of the Iowa AAU Kids State Folkstyle Championships Live from Vets Auditorium in Des Moines, Iowa. Join Steve Foster and me for 2 days of fun in our 6th consecutive year of covering this AAU Tradition. Joining us LIVE on Saturday's broadcast for play by play after 11:00 AM will be ISU Wrestling stars Jonathon Reader (AA) and Tyler Clark, Chad Wiltsey of theWrestlingTalk.com, Darin Williams of the Hawkeye Newsletter Fame among others.
TDR- This week from 9 to 11 AM
Troy Nickerson- Cornell Universities 2009 NCAA Champion and EIWA Wrestler of the Year at 125 pounds
Three time All-American Troy Nickerson won the 2009 NCAA championship at 125 pounds last Saturday night with a 2-1 tie breaker win over Paul Donahoe of Edinboro. Nickerson previously placed third and second in 2007 and 2006 respectively. The Big Red finished in fifth place as a team. He's also a really good broadcaster. We were pleased to have Troy's team mate Adam Frey join our team in St. Louis, Mo.
Darrian Caldwell- a junior from Rahway, N.J., won NC State?s fifth individual national championship in wrestling Saturday night in St. Louis, with a dramatic upset of No. 1 seeded Brent Metcalf of Iowa. He was also named the NCAA Championship?s Most Outstanding Wrestler, giving him the claim to the title as America? top amateur wrestler.
He will spend the year away from NCAA competition by participating in open and international tournaments, which will help him prepare for the 2012 Olympics in London. Caldwell would also like to give football another try. That?s the reason he considered leaving NC State last spring to transfer to his hometown Rutgers. He did spend some time working out with the NC State football team as a walk-on, and would like to give it another try.
How important was Former Clemson national champion Noel Loban to Caldwell's success?
Loban, who went unbeaten in dual matches for three years for the Tigers, won the national championship at 190 pounds in 1980, was named Clemson?s Outstanding Athlete of the Year for 1980, and later was inducted into the school?s athletics hall of fame.
Iowa Head Coach Tom Brands joins us to discuss the season. The Margin of victory was the closest since 1999 as the Hawkeye Wrestlers repeat and earn the 2009 NCAA Championship, their 22nd.
2009 Big Ten winter Academic all-Conference team was greatly enhanced by Hawkeye wrestlers. The nine Hawkeye wrestlers break the previous school record of seven honorees. They are: Jay Borschel, Nick Kolegraff, J.J. Krustinger, Dan LeClere
T.H. Leet, Brent Metcalf, Joe Moore, Blake Rasing, Ethan Sebert
Jeff Murphy, Bob Selby will help us wrap up the NCAA Season and we'll talk with Twin Cities MMA promoter Nick Gambst about his coming Brutaal MMA Event at Hilton Coliseum on April 11th.
Join us for our first 2 hours from 9 AM to 11 AM Saturday and then stay the day for the balance of the broadcast for AAU wrestling Live from Vets auditorium for 2 big days. Takedownradio.com
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