A gathering of pro wrestling greats – some with amateur wrestling credentials -- are among the guests slated to appear on Takedown Wrestling this Saturday, July 19, the weekly broadcast announced via email Thursday.
Join Scott Casber and Scott McClin as they broadcast live from the Jim Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum in Waterloo, Iowa this Saturday 9-11 a.m. Central and 10 a.m.-noon Eastern live on KXNO.com, TakedownRadio.com, and I HeartRadio.com.
Among Takedown Wrestling’s guests from the squared circle include Rick and Scott Steiner, Randy Couture, and Larry Hennig – all honorees this weekend – along with Gerry Brisco, Jim Ross, and Diamond Dallas Page.
The Steiners and the late Wilbur Snyder will be inductees into the Tragos/Thesz Hall of Fame because of their connections to amateur wrestling.
The Steiner brothers wrestled at the University of Michigan as Robert and Scott Rechsteiner. Robert was a letter winner for the Wolverines in 1981, 1983, and 1984. Scott earned letters at Michigan in 1982-1983, and 1985-1996, and earned NCAA All-American honors for the Wolverines at the 1986 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. They launched their pro wrestling careers as a tag team in 1989.
Snyder played football and wrestled at the University of Utah in the late 1940s before becoming a pro wrestler respected for his straightforward, scientific style. Snyder passed away in 1991.
Randy Couture will receive the George Tragos Award, given to an exceptionally competitive wrestler who adapted his wrestling skills and competitive nature to excel in mixed martial arts. Couture was a three-time All-American for Oklahoma State.
Larry Hennig, a 1954 Minnesota state champ from Robbinsdale High School, will receive the Lou Thesz Award, which is given to an individual in wrestling who has taken the skills of the profession into the realm of public service.
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