Just days after the historic announcement restoring wrestling to its rightful place at the Olympics, “On The Mat” will feature two guests fresh from this weekend's International Olympic Committee meeting on the broadcast for Wed., Sept. 11, the radio show announced Monday.
This week's guests, Noel Thompson and Rich Bender, were in Buenos Aires for the IOC ’s announcement that wrestling would be included in the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games.
Thompson is the team leader for the 2013 U.S. Women’s World team for USA Wrestling. He is also a Board of Governor for the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.
Bender is the executive director of USA Wrestling. USA Wrestling is the national governing body for the sport of wrestling.
“On the Mat" is a presentation of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum. The show can be heard live on the Internet at www.kcnzam.com or locally in Northeast Iowa each Wednesday from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Central on AM 1650, The Fan.
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