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PUNCHDRUNKGAMER's DAVE CARPINELLO will be on the show this weekend February 21st!!!!

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Join the voice of Kent State Ty Linder for the action and play by play as the Golden Flashes visit the Chippewa of Central Michigan.

Fresh off a victory 21-13 over the Eastern Michigan Eagles the Flashes look to repeat against another Michigan College. Coach Borrelli and his Chippewa squad upset Missouri last Friday and look to continue their winning ways.

This broadcast is set to get underway at around 6:30 PM Eastern at http://www.TakedownRadio.com. Our congratulations go to the senior class of the Golden Flashes on their tremendous season!

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Takedown Wrestling Radio to Broadcast NCAA Championships LIVE from St. Louis, Missouri

The Brute adidas Studios of Takedown Wrestling Radio will hit the road again this week to help draw the season to a close. America's Wrestling Radio heads to the Arch and St. Louis, Missouri for the NCAA D1 Championships of Collegiate Wrestling.

After broadcasting over 1000 hours of wrestling radio again this year and hundreds of interviews we are fully prepared to give to you the best coverage of this momentous event. This truly world wide broadcast is available to all of our armed forces as well as you the wrestling fans here state side.

We've assembled a great broadcast team again this year. Join TDR Found Scott Casber, Steve Foster, J. Carl Guymon, Adam Frey and Caleb Nemmers for our 12th annual salute to wrestling excellence. Tune in to http://www.Takedownradio.com, click the listen Live button, register for free at http://www.Livesportsvideo.com, sit back and enjoy. You won't need to send in $1.00 for any of the time you share listening.

TDR's Broadcast Schedule- NCAA Championships

Thursday
Session 1 10:30 AM
Session 2 6:00 PM

Friday
Session 3 9:30 AM
4:00 PM Live on stage in the NCAA Fan Experience TDR's Scott Casber joins Wade Schalles and Ken Chertow for the NCAA Semi Finals Show. This program will be video taped for future airing.
Session 4 5:30 PM

Saturday
Session 4 9:00 AM Radio and Internet
Session 6 5:30 PM

We don't take the opportunity to thank the fans of this sport enough. Simply put, Thank you for helping to make this, our 12th year a huge success. We enjoy what we do. We love this sport as much as you do and appreciate the unique opportunity we have as the Broadcast Leader to present it to you from all levels and from around the country. A special thanks to our sponsors including the St. Louis Sports Commission who help us keep our broadcasts free of charge.

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TakeDownRadio's Steve Foster Takes National Award and is Considered Top
Broadcaster By His Peers



Des Moines, IA- March 23, 2009-
A number of champions were crowned during last weeks NCAA Wrestling Finals.
While much of the action was found on the mats, another exciting announcement
regards a man that has spent as much time around mats as nearly anyone. For
30 years, Steve Foster has been driven by his passion for wrestling.

Foster, the co-host of TakeDown Wrestling Radio was recognized by a panel of
his peers as the National Wrestling Media Association Broadcaster of the
Year. Foster has been a contributor on the program for eight of the nearly
twelve years it has existed. During that time, he's seen the number of listeners
grow exponentially, and has experienced numerous technological advances,
including the addition of web streaming, pod casting, and video. Foster
originally came to the show as a fan when he called to win a trivia contest. As his
incredible knowledge of the sport became immediately evident, TakeDown Radio
founder and host Scott Casber invited him to attend the show. As they say, the
rest is history.

Foster's own wrestling history began as a child living in Boone, IA where
his father regularly took him to see Iowa State Cyclone home meets. Fast
forward many years, and Foster has not missed a single home meet in over ten years.
A wrestler himself, an injury sidelined him after eight years of
competition. Since then, he has tirelessly dedicated much of his personal time to
reporting on a subject that only follows his faith and family in terms of personal
priorities.

Foster has logged hundreds of thousands of miles, has covered every
conceivable type of wrestling event, and has forged strong and long lasting
relationships with essentially every top personality in the sport. Known for his
relaxed, conversational, and professional reporting style, he regularly provides
questions that draw on individual personality to provide perspective that is
not found anywhere else.

"I truly appreciate winning this award and the respect that comes with it. Truly, it's my respect for what I consider the hardest working, and best conditioned athletes in the world that make this possible for me. I'm just glad I have a way to give back," commented the eternally humble Foster.

Foster joins a list of well known commentators who have won the award
including fellow TDR host Scott Casber, Tim Johnson, Jeff Byers, Ken Chertow, J.
Carl Guymon, Dan Gable, and others.

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High School Senior Defeats Challenges and Beats All Odds To Become
Successful Wrestler and Model Citizen




Des Moines, IA- March 26, 2009- Much like the story of David and Goliath,
Christian Schuler took on some giant challenges, emerging the victor. The 18 year old, 145 lb. Bentonville, Arkansas high school senior achieved second place in State Finals during his junior year, with less than three years wrestling experience, and with a series of physical setbacks. Suffering a severe hearing loss and diagnosed with ADHD, his parents, coaches, and teachers credit wrestling for much of the incredible improvement and success Christian has attained.

On the mat, Christian wrestled nearly his entire Junior year on an undiagnosed torn ACL. Finally diagnosed and only one week before State Finals, doctors allowed him to continue. During the second round of competition, the ACL severed completely, and despite pain doctors described as " off the charts", Christian finished the match to win, and went on to the finals where he took second in the state. Christian also finished second in the Diamond Missouri Tournament, with his only loss coming at the hands of a national runner-up.


Soon after, Christian suffered an additional injury during the Mudville Duals in Oklahoma that required arthroscopic surgery. Again, he would not quit. As quickly after surgery as doctors would allow, he wrestled in the Fayettville Classic where based on an Officials call, he was forced to forfeit due to injury and lost his starting slot for the State Finals in his senior year. Despite sitting out the finals, and based on his undeniable drive and determination, college coaches continued to follow Christian's progression both athletically and academically. Christian's hard work and sacrifice paid off as he was recruited to go on to college and wrestle for Bacone College in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

Off the mat, although directly related to wrestling, Christian contributed greatly to wrestling becoming a sanctioned high school sport in Arkansas. Christian recalls the times prior to wrestling, and as a football player, when members of the wrestling club were not allowed in the weight room due to wrestling being unsanctioned. Carrying over the incredible strength he built in the weight room as a football player to wrestling, he brought his might to organize and influence as well. He was contacted by Greg Hatcher, one of the key people accredited for the state becoming sanctioned, and was asked to address the Arkansas Activities Association as an ambassador and on behalf of wrestling, He also engaged in extensive fund raising activities to support the drive to officially recognize wrestling in the state.

Christian is a dedicated member of his church, where he serves as an Assistant to the Priest and participates in several church youth groups, including at the national level. Additionally, he volunteers his time to coach a youth wrestling club, where he is dearly loved and valued.

Coach Bill Desler lead Christian's team, the Bentonville High School Tigers, to their first sanctioned championship this season, as well as the two prior years when the states teams met in unsanctioned tournaments. TakeDown Radio was present and reported from this years first sanctioned State Championship and witnessed first hand the coaching that contributed so greatly to his progress. Christian is really part of a trilogy of success, that being personal, team, and state. It's what's called a winning combination.

Another thing that's certain. Knock Christian Schuler down, he gets up. Repeat the process as many times as you like, the result will come up the same.

TakeDown Radio would like to thank the sponsors of the High School Wrestler of the Month Award, now it it's seventh month. Without Resilite, W.I.N. Magazine, Brute adidas, Intermat, and Sunflower Wrestling Supply, the award would not be possible, nor would the lives of these wrestlers be as rich as they are today.

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Olympic Wrestling Champions John Smith and Jeff Blatnick among nominees for U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame


CHICAGO, Ill. – The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and Allstate Insurance Company (NYSE: ALL) today announced the nominees for the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame Class of 2009 at a press event at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago. Among the 15 nominees were Olympic wrestling champions John Smith and Jeff Blatnick.

Smith won Olympic gold medals in freestyle wrestling in 1988 and 1992. Blatnick was a 1984 Olympic champion in Greco-Roman and a member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic Team that did not compete due to the U.S. boycott.

To Vote, visit the following link: http://teamusa.org/halloffame

Wrestling has been one of the most successful of all U.S. Olympic sports, yet only Dan Gable and Bruce Baumgartner have been inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame. Help recognize our wrestling greats by voting today!!!!

John Smith biography
Olympic wrestler John Smith is a four-time World Champion and a two-time Olympic Champion. He won gold medals in the 1988 and 1992 Olympic Games in the featherweight division and is also a two-time Pan American gold medalist (1987 and 1991). He was the first wrestler ever to win the James E. Sullivan Award and was named the U.S. Olympic Committee SportsMan of the Year in 1990. At the Centennial Olympic Games, Smith was named one of the 100 Greatest Olympians of All-Time. Currently, Smith is the head wrestling coach at Oklahoma State University. In addition to his career as a wrestler, he is a five-time NCAA champion coach and a seven-time Big 12 Coach of the Year. He is also Oklahoma State’s All-Time Winningest coach. Smith was the head coach of the U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team in 2000, the head coach of the U.S. World Championships Team
in 1988 and the head coach of the USA World Cup Team in 1997.

* Went six straight years as World or Olympic Champion, from 1987-1992,
with his Olympic titles coming in 1988 and 1992

* Only one of three U.S. wrestlers to win two career Olympic gold medals

* Was the second youngest American to win a World title at the age of 21

* Named a Distinguished Member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame
(inducted in 1997), a member of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame (inducted in 1997)
and a member of the NCAA 75th Anniversary Team (2005)

* Was the 2000 U.S. Olympic Team Coach for men’s freestyle wrestling
Jeff Blatnick biography

As a cancer survivor, Jeff Blatnick won a 1984 Olympic gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling two years after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease. For his efforts, the U.S. Olympic Team designated Blatnick as the flag bearer for the Closing Ceremony at the Los Angeles Games. Blatnick, who topped the 130 kg weight class, became the second U.S. Greco-Roman wrestler to ever capture Olympic gold.

Prior to his Los Angeles triumph, Blatnick won 10 National Championships and qualified for the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games but did not compete due to the U.S. boycott. He also won a New York state high school heavyweight wrestling title and back-to-back NCAA Division II Championships at Springfield (Mass.) College in 1978-79.

* 1984 Olympic gold medalist in Greco-Roman wrestling at 130 kg

* U.S. Flag Bearer for Closing Ceremony at 1984 Olympic Games

* National Wrestling Hall of Fame, Class of 1999

* Covered five Olympic Games as an NBC commentator

* Former member of the Board of Directors of USA Wrestling

The nominees were unveiled Thursday at an event headlined by Allstate chairman, president and chief executive officer, Tom Wilson, along with USOC acting CEO Stephanie Streeter, Chicago 2016 chairman and CEO Patrick Ryan, and U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame member John Naber.

“The U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame celebrates our honorees’ commitment to excellence and recognizes Americans who are role models and heroes,” Wilson said. “Each of us can find strength, passion and inspiration in these ordinary people who achieved extraordinary success in the Olympics. They help make us proud to be Americans.”

From now through June 16, fans can cast their votes for the 2009 class of the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame online at http://www.teamusa.org. The inducted class will include five individuals, one team and one Paralympian, as well as three additional individuals: a coach, veteran and special contributor. The inductees will be revealed in early July and will be honored at a black-tie induction ceremony on August 12 at McCormick Place in Chicago. The U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame presented by Allstate is the only national sports Hall of Fame that includes fan voting.

“The U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame honors Olympic and Paralympic legends who have inspired our country for generations, uniting us behind Team USA and giving us role models who epitomize the Olympic Ideals,” Streeter said. “Allstate’s generous support of the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame and dedication to celebrating the accomplishments of America’s Olympic and Paralympic greats further illustrates their commitment to the Olympic Movement and America’s athletes.”

The August 12 induction ceremony will honor the 2009 U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame class and introduce a new international award – the Olive Branch Award – given to an individual or individuals who best represent the international ideals of the Olympic Games by working to build a peaceful and better world through sport. Also new to 2009, the induction ceremony will feature a special fundraising banquet to benefit Chicago 2016, Chicago’s bid to host the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

“We are very excited for the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame presented by Allstate to return to Chicago for the fourth time,” Ryan said. “Chicago is a city that truly embraces the Olympic Movement, and to have a Chicago company like Allstate involved in celebrating historic Olympic and Paralympic achievements showcases the broad support our city has for the movement."

Nominees for the induction class of 2009 were selected by a 10-person nominating committee consisting of athletes, members of the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, historians and USOC representatives. Fans can vote by visiting http://www.teamusa.org.

The nominees are:

INDIVIDUALS

Greg Barton, canoe/kayak
Jeff Blatnick, wrestling
Valerie Brisco-Hooks, athletics
Tracie Ruiz-Conforto, synchronized swimming
Teresa Edwards, basketball
Gary Hall, Sr., swimming
Michael Johnson, athletics
Mary T. Meagher, swimming
Sheila Young Ochowicz, speedskating
Darrell Pace, archery
Terry Schroeder, water polo
John Smith, wrestling
Picabo Street, alpine skiing
Peter Westbrook, fencing
Willye White, athletics

PARALYMPIANS

Jean Driscoll, athletics
David Larson, athletics
Greg Mannino, alpine skiing
Tony Volpentest, athletics
Sarah Will, alpine skiing

TEAMS

1976 U.S. Women’s 4x100 Freestyle Relay Team
1992 U.S. Men’s Basketball Team
1996 U.S. Synchronized Swimming Team
1998 U.S. Women’s Ice Hockey Team
2002 U.S. Women’s Bobsled Team

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The second edition of TDRtv is out.

This episode features National Hall of Fame stories and USA Wrestling
stories as well as Overtime School of Wrestling and a close on the TDR coverage
of the Sanderson move to PSU. this includes audio and video.


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