FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 5th, 2018
NBC SPORTS GROUP PRESENTS COVERAGE OF UWW MEN’S FREESTYLE WRESTLING WORLD CUP THIS WEEKEND
NBCSN and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA to Present Four Live Matches, Including Gold Medal Match Sunday at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Live Coverage Begins Saturday at 11 a.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA with United States vs. India, Followed by Team USA vs. Japan at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Complete Coverage to be Live Streamed via Trackwrestling.com
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 5, 2018 – NBC Sports Group will showcase the UWW Men’s Freestyle World Cup this weekend with coverage of 16 duals and 160 matches, beginning with live streaming coverage of Session 1 on Saturday, April 7, at 11 a.m. ET, and culminating with live gold medal match coverage Sunday at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
All sessions of the World Cup will be live streamed via Trackwrestling.com. All coverage airing on NBCSN will stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app, and all Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA windows will stream on NBCSports.com the NBC Sports app, OlympicChannel.com and the Olympic Channel app.
The Men’s Freestyle World Cup will feature eight of the top teams in the world – Azerbaijan, Cuba, Georgia, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and the United States – grouped into two pools.
The United States heads into the World Cup with a deep and experienced roster in search of its first title since 2003. Team USA fell to Iran in the gold medal match at the 2017 Men’s Freestyle World Cup in Kermanshah, Iran.
The U.S. roster is headlined by 2012 Olympic gold medalist and four-time world champion Jordan Burroughs (74 kg), 2016 Olympic gold medalist and two-time world champion Kyle Snyder (97 kg), and 2016 Olympic bronze medalist J’Den Cox (92 kg). In total, the U.S. World Cup team accounts for three Olympic medals and 30 NCAA Division I national titles.
Jason Knapp (play-by-play), two-time Olympic gold medalist and four-time world champion John Smith (analyst), and Tanith White (reporter) will call the action this weekend across NBCSN and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. This marks the first time the Men’s Freestyle World Cup will be held in Iowa City, Iowa.
Live coverage of Team USA begins Saturday at 11 a.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, featuring their match against India, followed by live coverage of Team USA vs. Japan on NBCSN at 3:30 p.m. ET. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will also present live coverage of Team USA vs. Georgia on Sunday at 11 a.m. ET.
Trackwrestling, an NBC Sports Group company, will live stream complete coverage of the Men’s Freestyle World Cup across desktops, mobile devices, tablets and connected televisions. Visit http://www.trackwrestling.com/uww to watch every match live, and for live scoring and on-demand coverage of Team USA.
The following is a schedule of this weekend’s events:
|Sat., April 7||11 a.m.||Session I||Streaming*|
|11 a.m.||Team USA vs. India||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|3:30 p.m.||Session II||Streaming*|
|3:30 p.m.||Team USA vs. Japan||NBCSN|
|Sun., April 8||11 a.m.||Session III||Streaming*|
|11 a.m.||Team USA vs. Georgia||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|1:30 p.m.||5th & 7th Place Matches||Streaming*|
|3:15 p.m.||Bronze Medal Match||Streaming*|
|5 p.m.||Gold Medal Match||NBCSN|
*Streaming on Trackwrestling.com
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