NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships return to ESPN

The NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships return to ESPN networks, with stay protection of the annual occasion from begin to end. Motion from Enterprise Heart in St. Louis begins Thursday, March 18, with the primary spherical on ESPNU, and continues with early periods on ESPNU, three primetime periods on ESPN and ESPN2, with the championship on ESPN. Moreover, each mat might be out there for particular person viewing on ESPN3 by way of the ESPN App. ESPN has aired the NCAA wrestling championships since 1980, the primary yr as a community.

ESPN Airs Second Spherical and Semifinals in Prime Time; ESPNU Presents First Spherical and Quarterfinals

Primetime protection begins with the second spherical on Thursday, March 18, and continues with the semifinals on March 19, at 8 p.m. On Thursday and Friday, ESPNU may also air the primary spherical and quarterfinals at 11 a.m.

Championship Saturday Night time

ESPN’s Championship Saturday evening protection will conclude the three-day occasion, with the community airing every nationwide championship match starting at 7 p.m. ET. Earlier within the day, ESPN2 and ESPN3 will start the ultimate day of competitors with protection of the Medal Spherical at 11 a.m.

Protection highlights

  • One Display screen, A number of Mats: TV protection will typically present a number of mats at one time, with a scroll of each particular person outcomes and group standings repeatedly updating in actual time
  • Robotic cameras might be stationed across the enviornment for the primary time, together with two on towers within the heart to permit for a 360-degree view of all adjoining mats – offering a brand new and distinctive view
  • ESPN3 will supply particular person feeds of every mat for all periods, together with all eight mats for the primary spherical, second spherical, quarterfinals and semifinals, and all 4 mats within the medal spherical
  • Be part of the Dialog: Followers can comply with the motion on Twitter by means of @NCAAWrestling and be a part of the dialog by tagging their tweets #NCAAWrestling

    Recognizable Voices within the Sports activities Complement ESPN Protection

    Tim Johnson: The “voice of school wrestling” returns as soon as once more to ESPN’s protection, having been part of it for greater than a decade. Johnson was named the 2007 broadcaster of the yr by the Nationwide Wrestling Media Affiliation. His broadcasting and management roles within the sport of wrestling span greater than 30 years, together with being the director of wrestling for the Los Angeles Olympic Video games in 1984. He was inducted into the Nationwide Wrestling Corridor of Fame because the recipient of the distinguished Order of Benefit award honoring a lifetime of contributions to the game of wrestling.

    Jim Gibbons: A former NCAA Wrestling Coach of the Yr, he received an NCAA Nationwide Championship because the Cyclones head coach following a collegiate wrestling profession the place he was a three-time All-American and two-time Massive Eight winner at Iowa State. He was inducted within the Iowa Wrestling Corridor of Fame in 2003.

    For the fourth yr, Mike Couzens will name the motion on the wrestling championships, dealing with all of the prime-time periods. Shawn Kenney returns to the protection and can deal with the play-by-play for the primary Spherical, quarterfinals and medal spherical. Quint Kessenich would be the reporter on all telecasts.

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