FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 22nd, 2021
NBC OLYMPICS TO PRESENT EXCLUSIVE LIVE COVERAGE OF U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM TRIALS FOR WRESTLING ACROSS NBCSN AND PEACOCK ON APRIL 2-3
Fans Can Watch Every Men’s and Women’s Match Across 18 Weight Classes in Three Disciplines, from the Challenge Tournament to the Championship Series
NBCSN’s Exclusive Championship Series Coverage Begins Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN Challenge Tournament Coverage Starts Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET
Peacock to Stream More Than 40 Hours of Exclusive Challenge Tournament Coverage – 12 Hours of Championship Series Matches on Saturday and 28.5 Hours of Challenge Tournament on Friday
Olympic Gold Medalists Jordan Burroughs, Kyle Snyder, Helen Maroulis, and Five-Time World Champion Adeline Gray Headline American Contenders
STAMFORD, Conn. – March 22, 2021 – NBC Olympics will present exclusive live coverage of every match of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Wrestling from Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas, on Friday, April 2, and Saturday, April 3, across NBCSN, Peacock and NBC Sports digital platforms. 15 of the 18 winners of the Trials events will guarantee themselves the opportunity to compete for Team USA at the Tokyo Olympics this summer.
The other three winners (men’s freestyle 65kg, Greco-Roman 77kg and 130kg) will have a chance to qualify their respective weights for the Olympic Games by placing top-two at the World Qualifier in Sofia, Bulgaria, May 6-9.
Beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 3, NBCSN will present exclusive live coverage of the championship series, where 18 champions will be crowned across all weight classes in men’s freestyle, women’s freestyle, and Greco-Roman disciplines. NBCSN’s live coverage begins with the challenge tournament finals on Friday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. ET. NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app will live stream all television coverage and provide exclusive coverage of select matches on Saturday evening.
Peacock will present more than 40 hours of live exclusive Trials coverage, getting underway with challenge tournament finals on Friday, April 2, at 11 a.m. ET and continuing at 7:30 p.m. ET. On Saturday, 12 hours of exclusive challenge tournament finals coverage will begin at 1 p.m. ET. For more information on Peacock, click here.
Headlining the men’s freestyle competition is Olympic gold medalist and four-time world champion Jordan Burroughs (74kg) and the youngest Olympic gold medalist in American wrestling history Kyle Snyder (97kg). In women’s freestyle, 2016 Olympic gold medalist Helen Maroulis (57kg) became the first American woman to win gold in wrestling, while 2016 Olympian Adeline Gray (76kg) is the first American wrestler to ever win five world titles.
NBC Sports’ Jason Knapp will call the action on NBCSN from Fort Worth, alongside analyst John Smith, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and four-time world champion, and NBC Sports reporter Corey Robinson.
Full event replays will be available on-demand for all streaming coverage on their respective platforms (Peacock, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app).
Following is the schedule for U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Wrestling coverage across NBCSN, Peacock and NBC Sports digital platforms:
|Fri., April 2
|Challenge Tournament – Men’s & Women’s Freestyle; Greco-Roman: Mats 1, 2, 3 and 4||Peacock||11 a.m.|
|Challenge Tournament Finals – Men’s & Women’s Freestyle; Greco-Roman: Mat 2||NBCSN, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app||7:30 p.m.|
|Challenge Tournament Finals – Men’s & Women’s Freestyle; Greco-Roman: Mats 1, 3 and 4||Peacock||7:30 p.m.|
|Sat., April 3||Challenge Tournament Consolations – Men’s & Women’s Freestyle; Greco-Roman: Mats 1, 2 and 3||Peacock||1 p.m.|
|Championship Series – Men’s & Women’s Freestyle; Greco-Roman: Mat 2||NBCSN||7:30 p.m.|
|Championship Series – Men’s & Women’s Freestyle; Greco-Roman: Mats 1 and 3||NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app||7:30 p.m.|
Note: specific mat coverage subject to change
Wrestling Trials coverage is part of NBC Olympics’ comprehensive Tokyo Olympics U.S. Olympic Team Trials telecast coverage across NBC, NBCSN and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. A complete programming schedule surrounding NBC Olympics’ U.S. Olympic Team Trials telecast coverage for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad will be announced in the coming weeks.
Peacock currently features live sports content from Premier League, US Speed Skating, Figure Skating, Rugby, Supercross, Skiing, and Snowboarding. Highlights of Peacock’s previous live sports offerings include a Sunday NFL Wild Card playoff game, U.S. Open golf, U.S. Women’s Open golf, and upcoming events include Olympics and Paralympics coverage. Peacock Originals available on demand include Lost Speedways, hosted by Dale Earnhardt, Jr., and In Deep with Ryan Lochte. Peacock offers daily sports programming on the NBC Sports channel which streams Peacock Original Brother from Another, as well as The Dan Patrick Show, PFT Live, and The Rich Eisen Show.
Coverage of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Wrestling will be on Peacock Premium. Viewers can sign up for Peacock at peacocktv.com. Peacock is currently available on the Roku platform; Apple devices including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD; Google platforms and devices including Android™, Android TV™ devices, Chromecast and Chromecast built-in devices; Microsoft’s Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One S and Xbox One X; Sony PlayStation4 and PlayStation 4 Pro; and VIZIO SmartCast™ TVs and LG Smart TVs. Comcast’s eligible Xfinity X1 and Flex customers, as well as eligible Cox Contour customers, enjoy Peacock Premium included with their service at no additional cost.
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