Jordan Burroughs, fresh from winning the gold medal in freestyle at the 2011 World Wrestling Championships, NCAA All-American Gary Steffensmeier of the University of Northern Iowa, and Olympic coach David Marsh have been announced as featured guests on this week’s “On The Mat” radio broadcast this Wednesday, Sept. 21, the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum announced Wednesday.
- Burroughs, a two-time NCAA champion for the Univesity of Nebraska and 2011 Dan Hodge Trophy winner as best college wrestler in the nation, won the 163 pound weight class at this year’s freestyle World Championships. He has not lost a match in 2011.
- Steffensmeier was a three-time NCAA All-American wrestler for the UNI Panthers, reaching the NCAA finals at 150 pounds in 1990. He will enter the Northern Iowa Athletic Hall of Fame in October.
During the months of August and September, the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum will conduct “Champions Series” interviews with champion athletes and coaches outside the sport of wrestling whose insights and experience can help any wrestler or coach find the champion within.
- Marsh is this week’s “champion” interview. He coached Auburn University to 12 NCAA swimming titles (seven men’s and five women’s) during his tenure. Marsh also coached 22 Olympians at Auburn.
“On the Mat” is a presentation of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum and can be heard live on the Internet at www.kcnzam.com or locally in Northeast Iowa on Wednesday from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. CDT on AM 1650, The Fan.
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