Andy Hamilton and Stephen Barrett to go On the Mat this week

By Kyle Klingman | April 23, 2008, 10:34 a.m. (ET)
This week's edition of "On the Mat" will feature Andy Hamilton and Stephen Barrett.

"On the Mat" is a weekly wrestling radio program that airs every Wednesday night. This week's broadcast can be heard live from 6-7 p.m. Central Standard Time. The Dan Gable International Wrestling Institute and Museum in Waterloo, Iowa, hosts the show.

Hamilton currently covers wrestling for the Iowa City Press-Citizen. His articles have appeared in a variety of prominent wrestling publications including Considered one of the best wrestling journalists in the nation, Hamilton was selected by the National Wrestling Media Association as their journalist of the year in 2003.

Barrett was an NCAA champion for Oklahoma State in 1977 and a three-time All-American. He was also the school's first four-time Big Eight champion. Internationally, Barrett represented the United States in 15 tournaments, winning eight and placing second in five.

For the past 16 years Barrett and his family lived in Russia as representatives of Athletes in Action. He is the liaison between the US and Russian wrestling federations and has helped over thirty US teams tour the former Soviet Union. He has also organized many Russian-wrestling delegations to the US.

"On the Mat" can be heard live on the Internet at or locally in Northeast Iowa on 1650, The Fan. Feel free to e-mail with questions or comments about the show.