FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 1st, 2021
NBC OLYMPICS PRESENTS EXCLUSIVE LIVE COVERAGE OF U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM TRIALS FOR WRESTLING ON NBCSN AND PEACOCK TOMORROW AND SATURDAY
Every Men’s and Women’s Match Across 18 Weight Classes in Three Disciplines to be Presented on NBCSN, Peacock and NBC Sports Digital Platforms
Exclusive Championship Series Coverage Begins Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, NBCSports.com and NBC Sports app
Peacock to Stream More Than 40 Hours of Exclusive Challenge Tournament Coverage on Friday and Saturday
Olympic Gold Medalists Jordan Burroughs, Kyle Snyder, Helen Maroulis, and World Champions Adeline Gray and Kyle Dake Headline American Contenders
My Pursuit: Life, Legacy & Jordan Burroughs Documentary Available Now to Stream on Peacock
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 1, 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, tomorrow and Saturday across NBCSN, Peacock and NBC Sports digital platforms. Fifteen of the 18 winners at Trials 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. NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app will live stream all television coverage and provide exclusive coverage of select matches on Saturday evening. NBCSN’s live Trials coverage begins with the challenge tournament finals tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Peacock will present more than 40 hours of live exclusive Trials coverage, getting underway with challenge tournament finals tomorrow at 11 a.m. ET and continuing at 7:30 p.m. ET. On Saturday, 12 hours of exclusive challenge tournament consolations 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 and two-time world champion Kyle Dake (74kg) as well as 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 3 and 4||Peacock||7:30 p.m.|
|Sat., April 3
|Challenge Tournament Consolations – Men’s & Women’s Freestyle; Greco-Roman: Mats 2, 3 and 4||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 3 and 4||NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app||7:30 p.m.|
Note: specific mat coverage subject to change
My Pursuit: Life, Legacy & Jordan Burroughs, a Peacock Original documentary, tells the story of American Olympic gold medalist Jordan Burroughs’ ups and downs of the Olympic experience, returning home a hero after winning gold in London and then dealing with deep personal disappointment following a loss in Rio four years later, setting the stage for attempting to make the team for Tokyo. The documentary premieres on Peacock today, April 1, and a preview can be viewed here. For more information, click here.
Immediately following tomorrow’s trials coverage at 11 p.m. ET, NBCSN will present the worldwide television premiere of Rulon, a two-hour documentary detailing wrestler Rulon Gardner’s personal story, from achieving one of the biggest upsets in Olympic history and winning a gold medal in 2000, to the adversity that he has faced following the ‘Miracle on the Mat,’. The documentary is produced by Olympic Channel’s acclaimed Five Rings Films series. A trailer can be viewed here.
Wrestling Trials coverage is part of NBC Olympics’ comprehensive Tokyo Olympics U.S. Olympic Team Trials telecast coverage across NBC, NBCSN, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, Peacock, and NBC Sports digital platforms. 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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