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Pat Santoro and Ryan Hockensmith to go On the Mat this week

By Kyle Klingman | April 29, 2008, 11:35 a.m. (ET)
This week's edition of "On the Mat" will feature Pat Santoro and Ryan Hockensmith.

"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.

Santoro recently became the head wrestling coach at Lehigh University after serving five years as the head coach at Maryland. Santoro was the head assistant coach at Lehigh for nine seasons prior to accepting the position at Maryland. During the 2008 season, Santoro lead the Terps to a 16-4 dual meet record and its first ACC title in 35 years.

As a wrestler, Santoro was a two-time NCAA champion for Pittsburgh in 1988 and 1989 and was a member of the U.S. national team four times.

Hockensmith is currently an associate editor at ESPN The Magazine. He writes regularly on wrestling, boxing, and mixed martial arts for ESPN.com and for ESPN The Magazine. Hockensmith will discuss the latest happenings in the world of mixed martial arts and the role wrestling is playing in this sport.

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