Mike Finn Jim Gibbons and Ryan Hockensmith to go On the Mat this week

By Kyle Klingman | Feb. 05, 2008, 3:16 p.m. (ET)
This week's edition of "On the Mat" will feature Mike Finn, Jim Gibbons, 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.

Finn is the editor of Wrestling Illustrated Newsmagazine, a position he has held for over four years. Considered one the nation's top wrestling journalists, Finn was named the National Wrestling Media Association's Print Journalist of the Year in 2006. He also co-authored the book "Hawkeye Legends, Lists and Lore."

Finn will discuss several of the dual meets that have taken place thus far, including the interstate showdowns that took place between the state of Minnesota and the state of Iowa.

Gibbons provides wrestling commentary for Iowa Public Television, The Big Ten Network, and ESPN. In 2003, Gibbons was named Broadcaster of the Year by the National Wrestling Media Association.

Gibbons also competed and coached for Iowa State University. In 1981, Gibbons won an individual NCAA title at 134 pounds. From 1985-1992, Gibbons was the head wrestling coach of the Cyclones, leading his team to an NCAA title in 1987.

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 Brock Lesnar's first fight in the UFC as well as other happenings in the mixed martial arts world.

"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.