ESPN to Broadcast Wrestling Championships
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (March 16, 2015) – For the second consecutive season, ESPN will broadcast all six sessions of the 2015 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships set for March 19-21 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.
ESPN3 will broadcast all mats and all sessions online. ESPNU will also televise the first and second rounds on March 19 as well as the quarterfinals on March 21 and medal round on that date. ESPN will air the semifinals (March 20) and finals (March 21) in prime time, while all content will be available on the WatchESPN app. Check local listings for more information.
The ESPN commentary team will be comprised of Anthony Robles, Jim Gibbons and Tim Johnson. Robles was a three-time All-American and 2011 National Champion at Arizona State, while Gibbons is a former NCAA Wrestling Coach of the Year and three-time All-American who led Iowa State to the NCAA National Championship as the Cyclones’ head coach. Known as “The Voice of College Wrestling” Gibbons has been a part of the collegiate wrestling scene for more than 25 years with 250 matches on his resume.
Adam Amin and Shawn Kenney will call the action, with Quint Kessenich as the mat-side reporter. Actor Billy Baldwin will also join the broadcast team.
ESPN3 will once again offer a behind-the-scenes look at the Championships finals with the return of Off the Mat, featuring unrestricted commentary from the analysts as well as an array of guest appearances by both athletes and coaches.
Four Mountaineers received at-large bids to the NCAA Championships. Zeke Moisey (125), Michael Morales (141), Bubba Scheffel (184) and Jake A. Smith (197) will represent West Virginia in St. Louis.
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