Senior Open semifinals and finals aired LIVE on Universal Sports Network, Friday and Saturday night

By Gary Abbott USA Wrestling | April 16, 2014, 10:59 a.m. (ET)
As part of a historic partnership between USA Wrestling and the Universal Sports Network, for the first time, the ASICS/Las Vegas Senior Wrestling Open will have LIVE primetime national television coverage for both the semifinal and finals rounds.

On Friday, April 18, the LIVE semifinals show will start at 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time. (10 p.m. Eastern).

On Saturday, April 19, LIVE coverage of the Senior championship finals will start at 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

Each will be a two-hour show, with action in all three of the Olympic styles.

The broadcast crew for the LIVE coverage will include talented announcers Van Stokes, Jake Herbert, Nick Garrone and Jason Bryant.

Even for those who do not normally receive Universal Sports Network as part of their TV package, there will be an opportunity to see this exciting live broadcast.

Universal Sports will be available nationwide via free preview on all of its distribution partners from April 14-21. To find Universal Sports on your channel finder, please visit
The U.S. Open is the annual U.S. national championships in the three Olympic styles: men’s freestyle, women’s freestyle and Greco-Roman. The nation’s best wrestlers will battle for national titles and All-American honors in an event with more than a century of tradition in the United States. Among the athletes expected to compete are Olympic champions Jordan Burroughs and Jake Varner, and Olympic medalists Clarissa Chun, Coleman Scott and Randi Miller.

This is part of a series of wrestling broadcasts on Universal Sports Network, which is partnering on USA Wrestling’s first multi-event national television deal.

Included in this year’s Universal Sports Network coverage of wrestling are:
• The Freestyle World Cup, held in Los Angeles in May
• The Senior Open in Las Vegas this week
• The U.S. Freestyle World Team Trials in Madison, Wis. in late May.
• The U.S. Greco-Roman World Team Trials in Daytona Beach, Fla. in June
• A regular wrestling magazine show to be developed

Universal Sports Network is now available on Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Verizon FiOS, satellite providers DIRECTV and DISH and numerous regional cable and IPTV operators in markets across the country.

About Universal Sports

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