NBCSN to present Beat the Streets Team USA v The World wrestling meet Wednesday nightSTAMFORD, Conn. – May 5, 2014 – 2012 U.S. Olympic gold medalist Jordan Burroughs highlights a field of top wrestlers in one of the world’s most iconic settings on Wednesday night, when USA Wrestling and NBCSN combine to present the Beat The Streets Team USA vs. The World international wrestling dual meet from Times Square in New York City at 10:30 p.m. ET.
The event will air following Game 4 between the Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers in their Stanley Cup Playoff series.
The event features 11 top American international wrestling stars against a team of all-stars from around the world, set outside in the heart of New York City. Team USA’s accolades include a total of 14 NCAA titles, four Hodge Trophy awards, 12 U.S. Open titles, six World Team berths, six Junior World medals plus an Olympic gold medal, an Olympic bronze medal, two Senior World titles and a Junior World gold medal.
Three past Dan Hodge Trophy winners, given each year to the nation’s best college wrestler, will compete for Team USA. David Taylor won two Dan Hodge Trophies competing for Penn State. Other Hodge award winners include Burroughs, who wrestled for Nebraska, and Brent Metcalf, who wrestled for Iowa.
2008 Olympic bronze medalist Randi Miller will compete in a women’s freestyle match, as will 2012 World silver medalist Helen Maroulis.
Calling the action will be play-by-play announcer Jason Knapp, with color commentary from Olympic champion Rulon Gardner, and sideline interviews by Chris Mannix.
This is the third straight year that NBCSN has aired a major wrestling event affiliated with the Beat the Streets Gala in New York City, following “The Grapple in the Big Apple” from Times Square in 2012, and “The Rumble on the Rails”, which featured a historic USA vs. Iran dual meet from Vanderbilt Hall in historic Grand Central Terminal in 2013.
NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will stream Wednesday night’s Beat The Streets Team USA vs. The World event via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.
For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.
Events airing on NBCSN will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.
ABOUT USA WRESTLING
USA Wrestling is the National Governing Body for the Sport of Wrestling in the United States and, as such, is its representative to the United States Olympic Committee and the International Wrestling Federation FILA. Simply, USA Wrestling is the central organization that coordinates amateur wrestling programs in the nation and works to create interest and participation in these programs. Its president is James Ravannack, and its Executive Director is Rich Bender.