Doug Brooker and Jason Bryant to go ?On the Mat? this week

8/21/2007 2:56:00 PM

This week?s edition of ?On the Mat? will feature Doug Brooker and Jason Bryant.

Brooker is known for excellence in wrestling media production over the past 30 years. He was the long-time producer of Iowa Public Television?s College Wrestling Series and has worked extensively on the production end for the Olympic Games and other international events.

Brooker has produced several documentaries on wrestling including ?The Gable Touch? and ?Cael Sanderson: Portrait of a Champion,? which won a local Emmy. In 1991 the National Wrestling Media Association named Brooker Broadcaster of the Year. He was also a past recipient of W.I.N. Magazine?s Impact of the Year Award.

Bryant, who was recently named Journalist of the Year by W.I.N. Magazine, is the Director of Media Relations and the senior writer for - a wrestling Web site sponsored by the National Wrestling Coaches Association. As a journalist, Bryant has recently written some important columns regarding the dropping of several college wrestling programs.

Bryant will likely discuss the National Wrestling Coaches Association Convention that recently took place in Lake Tahoe.

?On the Mat? is a weekly wrestling radio program that airs every Wednesday night. This week?s broadcast can be heard live from 6-7 p.m. Central Standard Time. The Dan Gable International Wrestling Institute and Museum in Waterloo, Iowa, hosts the show.

?On the Mat? can be heard live on the Internet at or locally in Northeast Iowa on 1650, The Fan. Feel free to e-mail with questions or comments about the show.