Takedown Wrestling To Broadcast Midlands on TheMat.com

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Scott Casber

Takedown Wrestling Radio will offer free whistle to whistle coverage of the 2011 Ken Kraft Midlands wrestling Championships LIVE from Northwestern University. This very special broadcast of Takedown Radio (TDR) can be heard with the push of a button on the front page on TheMat.com thanks to USA Wrestling!

Join TDR's Broadcast Team of Scott Casber, Steve Foster, Jeff Murphy, Greg Zafros and others.

The Big Ten Network will provide a same-day delay broadcast of the finals at 9:30 p.m. CST.


The College Wrestling Examiner Mark Palmer reports that

Three University of Iowa wrestlers are among the top contenders announced Wednesday for the 2011 Ken Kraft Midlands wrestling championships at Northwestern University on Dec. 29-30.

The Hawkeyes in the top spots in the initial seedings for the 49th edition of this post-Christmas classic that brings together top collegiate and post-collegiate wrestlers: Tony Ramos at 133 pounds, Montell Marion at 141, and Derek St. John at 157.

The No. 1 competitors in the pre-seedings represent a total of seven university wrestling programs from across the country, along with the DCAC.

The top wrestlers in each weight class include:

125 lbs: Jesse Delgado, University of Illinois
133: Tony Ramos, Iowa
141: Montell Marion, Iowa
149: Mario Mason, Rutgers
157: Derek St. John, Iowa
165: Steve Fittery, DCAC
174: Ryan DesRoches, Cal Poly
184: Robert Hamlin, Lehigh
197: Chris Honeycutt, Edinboro
Hwt: Ryan Flores, American

Only the top eight wrestlers in each weight class were unveiled in the pretournament seedings released by Northwestern Wednesday. Final seeding for the event will be determined on Thursday, Dec. 29.

Live coverage of the 2011 Midlands will be available from Takedown Radio (TDR) on theMat.com The Big Ten Network will provide same-day delay broadcast of the finals at 9:30 p.m. Central.

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