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Coaches Poplizio, Russell, Dresser plus NFL legend Culp on Takedown Wrestling

Curley Culp, 1967 NCAA heavyweight champ and 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, will be a guest on Takedown Wrestling
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A trio of college wrestling coaches – plus a NCAA heavyweight champ who is now an honored member of the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame – will be among the guests on Takedown Wrestling this Saturday, Oct. 12, the weekly radio broadcast announced Thursday.

Join Scott Casber, Brad Johnson and award-winning wrestling writer Dan McCool live this Saturday 9-11 a.m. Central and 10 a.m.-noon Eastern.

Opening the two-hour broadcast will be Pat Popolizio, head wrestling coach at North Carolina State… followed by Joe Russell, head coach at George Mason University, host of the 2013 NWCA All-Star Classic Nov. 2.

Kicking off the second hour is Curley Culp, 1967 NCAA heavyweight champ for Arizona State who went on to a brilliant NFL career that culminated in his being welcomed into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this summer. At 10:20, the featured guest will be Virginia Tech head coach Kevin Dresser… followed at 10:30 by coach and instructional author Bill Welker.

Fans, athletes, coaches: This is your sport. Join in the conversation, ask questions. Call 866-333-5966 or 515-204-5966.

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Takedown Wrestling's guest list for Oct. 12:

  • 9:05: Pat Popolizio, head coach, North Carolina State
  • 9:40: Joe Russell, head coach, George Mason
  • 9:50: Tyler Barkley, Max Muscle Sports Nutrition Update
  • 10:00: Curley Culp, NCAA heavyweight champion at Arizona State. Member of Pro Football Hall of Fame.
  • 10:20: Kevin Dresser, head coach, Virginia Tech
  • 10:30: Bill Welker, coach, official, author of The Wrestling Drill Book
  • 10:50: Peggie Johnson, Wildrose Casino and Resort, Clinton, Iowa

Want to KNOW more about Curley Culp? Check out an in-depth profile of Culp -- with a focus on his high school and college wrestling career -- at InterMat.

Want to SEE more of Curley Culp? For more than 100 photos of Culp in high school and at Arizona State in football and wrestling -- as well as the NFL and beyond -- take a look at the "1967 Curley Culp" album at NCAA Heavyweight Champs Yahoo group. And, see Culp in action with the YouTube video of the Sun Devil pinning down his heavyweight title at the 1967 NCAAs... and the College Wrestling Examiner article about Culp's fast fall.

Fan of college heavyweights? For photos and info on the best of the big men of college wrestling, visit NCAA Heavyweight Champs Yahoo group (covering champs from 1928 through 2000, including Curley Culp, 1967 champ)... and NCAA Heavyweight Champs 2 (champs since 2001).

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