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Thursday, March 27, 2008
NO HOLDS BARRED: Simon Roberts, Kenny Monday, Carl Adams, and Jason Bryant at NCAA Wrestling Championship
On this edition of NO HOLDS BARRED, host Eddie Goldman continues playing interviews recorded at the 2008 NCAA Div. I Wrestling Championship, which were held March 20-22 in St. Louis, Missouri.
The National Wrestling Hall of Fame, located in Stillwater, Oklahoma, organized an exhibit and held a tribute program March 20 at the NCAA wrestling tournament honoring many of the key men who are historical figures in the African-American wrestling experience. Right after this event, we spoke with some of them.
We spoke with Simon Roberts, who, in 1957, wrestling at 147 pounds for the University of Iowa, became the first African-American wrestler to win an NCAA wrestling championship.
We spoke with Kenny Monday, who won an Olympic gold medal in 1988 and a silver medal in 1992 in freestyle wrestling, won a world championship in freestyle wrestling in 1983, won an NCAA title in 1984 wrestling for Oklahoma State at 150 pounds, and won the Extreme Fighting welterweight championship in 1997.
We spoke with Carl Adams, the longtime head wrestling coach at Boston University, who as a wrestler was a four-time national champion, winning two NCAA titles at Iowa State and two national freestyle titles.
In addition, the National Wrestling Media Association (NWMA), the national professional organization for journalists who cover the sport of amateur wrestling, held its annual meeting March 22 between the morning and evening sessions of the NCAA wrestling tournament. We spoke with Jason Bryant, vice president of the NWMA, and webmaster and lead writer of the noted wrestling web site InterMat, about the wrestling media and its tasks. This discussion will be of particular interest not only to those who follow wrestling, but also those interested in understanding media and journalism.
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