FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 11th, 2019
JORDAN BURROUGHS & KYLE SNYDER HEADLINE NBC SPORTS’ COVERAGE OF UWW WORLD WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS WEEK
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA Presents More Than 23 Hours of Live Tournament Coverage from Kazakhstan Across Seven Days
Live Coverage Begins Sunday at 9 a.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
NBCSN to Provide Same-Day Encore Presentations Throughout Tournament, Beginning Monday at 7 p.m. ET
2012 Olympic Gold Medalist Jordan Burroughs Seeks Record-Tying Sixth World or Olympic Title
Extensive Digital Coverage to be Live Streamed by Trackwrestling
STAMFORD, Conn. – September 11, 2019 – NBC Sports Group will showcase the 2019 UWW World Wrestling Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, with nearly 30 hours of coverage, including more than 23 hours of live coverage on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA over the course of seven days. Live TV coverage begins Sunday, September 15, at 9 a.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. In addition, NBCSN will provide same-day encore coverage of most of the events throughout the tournament.
Trackwrestling, an NBC Sports Group company, will live stream complete coverage of the UWW World Wrestling Championships across desktops, mobile devices, tablets and connected televisions. Users can visit http://www.trackwrestling.com/uww to watch every match live, and for pre- and post-session analysis, live scoring, and on-demand coverage.
This year’s World Wrestling Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, will include 30 total weight classes (10 in each style – men’s freestyle, women’s freestyle and Greco-Roman); however, only 18 of these (six in each style) are Olympic weight classes. The top six finishers in each Olympic weight class will qualify one Olympic quota place for their nation. The U.S. men will be led by 2012 Olympic gold medalist Jordan Burroughs (74kg) and 2016 Olympic gold medalist Kyle Snyder (97kg). Burroughs is aiming for his sixth world or Olympic title, which would tie him for most ever with John Smith, who won two Olympic gold medals and four world titles between 1987 and 1992.
The tournament will conclude with the 97kg final, which will likely feature the third straight world finals appearance between rivals Snyder and Russia’s Abdulrashid Sadulayev, who have split results in the previous two world championships. Rio Olympic bronze medalist J’Den Cox (92kg) will seek his second straight world title, while four-time world champion Adeline Gray (76kg) is expected to lead the U.S. women.
All live presented on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will also stream live via authentication on NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports App, OlympicChannel.com and the Olympic Channel app.
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