FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 7th, 2016
NBCSN AND “NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA” PRESENT LIVE COVERAGE OF U.S. OLYMPIC WRESTLING TRIALS THIS WEEKEND
NBCSN’s Live Finals Coverage Begins Saturday at 7 p.m. ET
NBC Sports Live Extra to Stream Comprehensive and Exclusive Preliminaries Coverage on Saturday and Sunday Beginning at 10 a.m. ET
NBC Olympics to Present 76 Hours of U.S. Olympic Trials Coverage, Including More Than 60 Hours in Primetime
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 7, 2016 – NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra will present exclusive coverage of the U.S. Olympic Wrestling Trials this weekend, part of NBC Olympics’ 76 hours of Trials coverage on NBC and NBCSN leading into the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
NBCSN will provide five hours of Trials coverage of the wrestling finals from Iowa City, Iowa, beginning Saturday, April 9, live at 7 p.m. ET. Coverage continues the following evening, Sunday, April 10, at 10:30 p.m. ET, following NHL coverage. Disciplines include men’s freestyle, women’s freestyle, and Greco-Roman.
In addition to streaming NBCSN’s coverage, NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs – will provide comprehensive streaming coverage of all preliminary action on Saturday and Sunday, beginning at 10 a.m. ET.
Headlining the men’s freestyle competition is London gold medalist and three-time world champion Jordan Burroughs (74 kg). The 97 kg weight class will feature 2015 World Champion Kyle Snyder and 2012 Olympic champion Jake Varner. In women’s freestyle, three-time world champion Adeline Gray (75 kg) looks to make her first Olympic team.
Jason Knapp will call the action this weekend from Iowa City, alongside analyst John Smith, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and four-time world champion.
Following is the schedule for U.S. Olympic Wrestling Trials coverage airing on NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra:
|Sat., April 9||Preliminaries – Men’s & Women’s Freestyle & Greco-Roman||NBC Sports Live Extra||10 a.m.|
|Finals – Men’s & Women’s Freestyle, Greco-Roman||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|Sun., April 10||Preliminaries – Men’s & Women’s Freestyle & Greco-Roman||NBC Sports Live Extra||10 a.m.|
|Finals – Men’s & Women’s Freestyle, Greco-Roman||NBCSN||10:30 p.m.|
This weekend’s wrestling Trials coverage is part of 76 hours of U.S. Olympic Trials on NBC and NBCSN, including more than 60 hours of coverage in primetime. NBC Olympics’ Trials coverage spans nine sports – swimming, track and field, gymnastics, diving, rowing, wrestling, water polo, field hockey, and volleyball. Click here for more information on NBC Olympics’ comprehensive U.S. Olympic Trials coverage.
NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
All of NBC Olympics’ U.S. Trials coverage will be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.