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TDR TV episode 12

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Des Moines, IA- June 30, 2009- Men oft times go by many names. In the case
of our June High School Wrestler of the Month, Morgan McIntosh, the
moniker of champion has been attached to his God given name nearly as many times
as the number of years he has spent on the planet. As a registered member
of the Kickapoo tribe of Oklahoma, he is also known as Ane Kwa peta.

Morgan is 16 years old, a resident of Santa Ana, CA, where he completed
his Sophomore year at Calvary Chapel High School in Costa Mesa. Morgan
entered Calvary Chapel as a Freshman, having completed his years of home
schooling, a formula that has proved successful for his four siblings before him,
Morgan being the youngest.

Morgan grew up surrounded by strong work ethic, and with a preponderance
for what it takes to become a wrestler, let alone a champion. Morgan's
parents, Brooke and Rebecca, contributed greatly, and provided appropriately, to
allow him to participate in countless clubs and competitions, along with
the travel that was required. Brooke, a professional horse shoer for 30
years, and a former wrestler himself, exhibited the balance of strength and
skill Morgan picked up, applying it to thousands of hours on the mat. Morgan's
engagement with wrestling began easily and instantly when Rebecca located
a flier for a local club, instantly perking Morgan's interest. Days later,
the birth of a champion wrestler.

Fast forward to his high school career, where he completed his freshman
year , going 41-5, and securing 5th in state at 160 lbs. This year he
finished with the 171 lb. title, in the nations most populous state, and where 820
schools compete in a single class. He carried a 43-0 perfect season
record, and earned the Champion of Champions Award, a result of voting among his
peers, based on his complete personal presentation, both on and off the
mat. As can be expected of Morgan, he accepted the award with understated
humility.

The road from age 7, when he entered the sport, to his most recent state
title, is one paved with complete dedication, as well as requisite
challenges. As Morgan was home schooled during his elementary education, wrestling
provided a great source of interaction with other kids his age. His parents
pursued every opportunity that was possible for Morgan to learn, train, and
compete. He competed in the USA Nationals as many times as the family was
able to afford, always finishing in the top three for Freestyle, placing
three times in Greco, including 1st Place, and was a Folkstlye National
Champion.

Along the way, he has also been a State Freestyle and Greco Champion, a
two time triple crown winner, twice the Junior High Freestyle Champion, and
was awarded the Most Valuable 8th Grade Award title. He also credits a Tulsa
Nationals title to his name.

He faced one of his greatest challenges in April during the Junior Western
Regionals in Las Vegas, when he dislocated his elbow, still finishing 4th.
The McIntosh family feared he would be sidelined for the Summer, although
Morgan bested all predictions and recovered in time for the Cadet Nationals
in Fargo. He completed the event as a finalist in both tournaments,
ultimately losing at 189 lbs. to Andrew Campolitano of New Jersey, the second
ranked high school wrestler for the past season.

Morgan's experience and success on the mat certainly defines well rounded.
Impressive records, varied styles, multiple weight classes, and the titles
to his name only begin to describe him as a person. He is a avid reader,
and excels in History, and Social Sciences. He always delivers an A in Bible
studies, and takes an active role in his schools Youth Group, making
contributions to many different communities.

Head Calvary Chapel Coach Arsen Aleksanyen provided great guidance to
Morgan from the day he arrived at Chapel Calvary. Assistant Coaches Josh
Holladay and Jake Harmon, are also Youth Pastors, leading the Youth Group, and
providing strong inspiration to Morgan. Recently the group has been working
on developing new fish farming techniques, employing hydroponics, to provide
alternate food sources for missions in Mexico. Morgan completely enjoys
learning ways he can help people that are less fortunate than him.

He is already focused on college, knowing he will apply his great
wrestling experience and talent during his higher education. He also owns a keen
interest in the military, and may pursue a career there. He certainly shows
the attributes that are necessary to become a leader in one of our nations
greatest, and most important resources.

TakeDown Radio, and all of the award sponsors, are very proud to select
Morgan as the June recipient. He becomes the tenth remarkable young person to
earn the prestigious award.

TakeDown Radio would like to thank the sponsors of the High School
Wrestler of the Month Award. Without Resilite, W.I.N. Magazine, Brute adidas,
Intermat, and Sunflower Wrestling Supply, the award would not be possible. We
are all very pleased to place our support in some of the nation's most
promising youth.

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TDR TV News Episode 17 is Up and ready for your enjoyment. Enjoy

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PSU Staff is assembling, news from Ankara, Turkey, Michigan HS Hall of Famer is Dismissed, Hendricks wins UFC debut and draws boo's, Dana College welcome's back one of its own and much more on Episode 18 of TDR tv!!


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TDR Catches up with USA's Andy Hrovat‏

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TDR Goes 1 on 1 with Dubuque Spartan Head Coach Jon McGovern

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MMA Pioneer XtremeCouture.tv adds Takedown Radio's TDR TV to Web Offerings


Des Moines, IA- September 28, 2009- TakeDown Radio’s (TDR) newest and most innovative product, TDR TV, has been added to one of combat sports most popular web sites. TDR TV’s 24th episode is the first to appear on http://xtremecouture.tv/ the on-line presence for the Xtreme Couture enterprise, which is owned by MMA and wrestling icon, Randy Couture.

Wrestling and MMA fans will enjoy weekly video recaps of America’s wrestling news via the half hour program. The program is made possible in part by Xtreme Couture, where host Scott Casber covers college and international news, with a little MMA sprinkled in as well. TDR TV provides a new and great way to see where MMA’s next big stars are coming from, that being wrestling!

Xtreme Couture is a long standing supporter of TakeDown Radio. Now, their support extends to include TDR TV, at nearly the same time they launched their own new video programming, a training DVD titled Wrestling for Fighting.

In total, the Xtreme Couture enterprise includes training centers, camps, apparel, training videos, and energy drinks. TDR TV joins a wealth of content on the http://xtremecouture.tv/ site including blogs, forums, as well as an MMA store. “TDR and Xtreme Couture have been in lock step regarding advancing the opportunities for wrestlers. The addition of our video programming to their web site exemplifies our mutual goals and visions”, stated TDR’s Scott Casber. As another great example of those synergies, Xtreme Couture has added Pan Am Freestyle Champion Brian Keck as its wrestling coach. Keck has also worked closely with TDR over the years, and on many levels. The TDR web site http://takedownradio.com/ was recently upgraded. In addition to TDR TV, it’s a great place to hear timely audio interviews via live streams, archived episodes, pod casts, and RSS feeds.

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Black Mat MMA Selects TDR TV to Inform, Inspire, and Entertain, At Risk Youths and Young Adults

Des Moines, IA- September 28, 2009- TakeDown Radio (TDR) is pleased to learn that Black Matt MMA has added their weekly video broadcast (TDR TV) to the non-profit organizations web site http://www.blackmatmma.org/ . Black Mat MMA, based in Whittier, CA is among the first organizations in the country to improve the lives of under privileged and at risk youths and young adults though martial arts training, wrestling and related life enriching activities. TakeDown Radio host, Scott Casber, is included in a list of impressive people related to the martial arts and wrestling that have volunteered their time and talents to Black Mat MMA.

Other notables include MMA sensations Georges St. Pierre, Bas Rutten, and Gina Carano. Phillip Koon, President and Founder of Black Mat MMA, described the addition of TDR TV to their web site, stating “TakeDown TV and radio are much the embodiment of the virtues and values these young men and women aspire to. Now, given the visual impact of the medium, the great stories that are told reach these kids on a level they truly understand.” TDR TV provides new half hour programs to http://blackmatmma.org/ every week. TDR TV is also carried by a number of top wrestling and MMA websites. Archived episodes of the TV program, as well as a full compliment of audio programming can be accessed at http://www.takedownradio.com/

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