Wrestling is back in the Olympics after being removed earlier this year. Hear from University of Iowa Head Coach Kevin Jackson, University of Iowa Associate Coach of Wrestling Terry Brands, and the Manager of Communication at USA Wresting Craig Sesker. Hear their reactions and hear what will change about wrestling in the future.
Also in this program, Iowa's First District Congressman Bruce Braley talks about whether he would support a resolution authorizing limited action in Syria, and other issues looming as Congress resumes its work.
The final vote on whether wrestling will remain an Olympic sport takes place this weekend in Argentina. So will the sport many connect with the original Olympics be ousted? The “Iowa Nice Guy”, aka Des Moines actor and filmmaker, Scott Siepker has surfaced again, this time to support wrestling’s bid to regain its Olympic spot for 2020 and ’24. We talk with him in the first half hour.
The International Olympic Committee voted to drop wrestling as one of the core sports form the 2020 Games. However, wrestling still has a chance; now the sport must apply for special inclusion, competing against several other events.
"River to River" speaks with wrestlers and coaches from around the state about what Olympic exclusion means for the sport, and the state of Iowa, which has a strong wrestling tradition.