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Jack and Jeremy Spates, Greenlee, Ryan, Herbert Takedown Wrestling guests

Takedown Wrestling: Two hours of talk about amateur wrestling, every Saturday
Takedown Wrestling: Two hours of talk about amateur wrestling, every Saturday
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A trio of active college head wrestling coaches, a retired coach, and an Olympic wrestler are among the guests on Takedown Wrestling this Saturday, August 16, the weekly broadcast announced via email Wednesday.

Join Bob Selby, Tim Harms, Corey Lathrup and Brad Johnson live this Saturday 9-11 a.m. Central and 10 a.m.-noon Eastern live on,, and I

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The broadcast kicks off with Jeremy Spates, named head coach at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville one year ago after being on the staff at Cornell University… followed at 9:15 by his father, Jack Spates, long-time University of Oklahoma head coach, who will update listeners on what he’s been doing since leaving the helm of the Sooners. At 9:35, Joel Greenlee will provide a preview as head coach of the Ohio University Bobcats wrestling squad.

In the second hour, Tom Ryan gets things started. The Ohio State head wrestling coach will talk about the Buckeyes, who will be hosting the 2015 Big Ten wrestling championships. At 10:20, Jake Herbert takes the mic. The two-time NCAA champ for Northwestern who went on to wrestle at the 2012 London Olympics, then play Oklahoma State great Mike Sheets in the movie “Foxcatcher” about Mark and Dave Schultz, will talk about where his career is headed. Wrapping up the hour will be Scott Casber, live from the Iowa State Fair Speedway.

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

Takedown Wrestling is available on radio on AM 1460 KXNO, on your computer, your Blackberry or I Phone with the I Heart Radio App.,, I Heart Radio App.

Takedown Wrestling’s guest list for August 9:

  • 9:00: Jeremy Spates, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville head coach
  • 9:15: Jack Spates, retired head coach, Oklahoma Sooners
  • 9:35: Joel Greenlee, Ohio University head coach
  • 9:50: Joey Boyens, Max Muscle Sports Nutrition Update
  • 10:00: Tom Ryan, head coach at Ohio State
  • 10:20: Jake Herbert, Northwestern wrestling champ, 2012 Olympian, coach
  • 10:35: Scott Casber, live from the Iowa State Fair Speedway
  • 10:50: Amy Ruble, Wildrose Casino
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