The traveling mic's of TDR will hit the road as we've been invited in for a special 2 hour in-depth look at the Iowa Hawkeye wrestling program. The Hawkeye's will hold their annual coaches clinic October 26-27 at the Dan Gable Wrestling Complex in Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City. Some 18 months ago Coach Tom Brands said that the Hawkeye's would replenish the depth in their room and make an effort to do so with the state's best talents. They are doing just that. This season Coach Brands will turn loose the VT 5 and those that are challenging for the various weight classes. What a difference a year can make.
Recently Mark Ballweg, a state champion from Waverly-Shell Rock and one of the state's top college prospects, verbally committed to the Hawkeye's. He'll join a roster that includes his older brother, Matt, a redshirt freshman at Iowa.
Osage, IA, native, Three-time all-American and former Hawkeye wrestler Doug Schwab has been named interim assistant wrestling coach at the University of Iowa. Schwab replaces Assistant Coach Dan Gable, who returned to his role as special assistant to the director of athletics earlier this month. Recently Schwab went 3-2 in his first World Championships effort. He dropped a 4-1, 1-0 decision to Georgia's Otar Tushishvili in the bronze-medal match. Tushivili lost to American and former Hawkeye Bill Zadick in the finals of the 2006 World Championships.
We'll start this broadcast at 3:30 PM Friday. Our Guests will Include: Hawkeye Head Coach Tom Brands, Assistants Doug Schwab, Wes Hand, Dan Gable. Possible guests include Hawkeye Wrestlers and Clinic speakers: Bucknell University Assistant Coach Dave Hoffman and former Hawkeye wrestler John Oostendorp, who is the head wrestling coach at Coe College in Cedar Rapids.
Join us for this special broadcast from 3:30 to 5:30 PM at Takedownradio.com, KXNO.com, Matchannel.com, Mat-magazine.com. Wrestlers and MMA competitors join us each and every week. You should too! TDR is available LIVE, Archived and Pod Cast as well. Visit Takedownradio.com for more details. Thanks for listening!