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'On the Mat' pays tribute to Doug Reiter

Mack Reiter and Tom Hogan will go "On the Mat" this Wednesday, Oct. 28.

"On the Mat" is a presentation of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum. The show can be heard live on the Internet at 1650thefan.com or locally in Northeast Iowa each Wednesday at 5 p.m. CT on AM 1650, The Fan.

This week's edition pays tribute to the life and legacy of Doug Reiter. Reiter passed away on Friday, Oct. 24 of brain cancer. All four of his sons -- Joe, Mack, Eddie, and Bart -- wrestled for Gilbertville-Don Bosco. They combined for nine state championships, 11 appearances in the state tournament finals and 15 state tournament place winners.

The Reiters were given the Family Legacy Award from the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum in 2009.

Mack won was a four-time state wrestling champion (2000-03). He went on to wrestle for the University of Minnesota where he was a three-time All-American. Mack was inducted into the Glen Brand Wrestling Hall of Fame of Iowa in 2014.

Hogan enters his fifth season as the head wrestling coach at Gilbertville-Don Bosco. He has been involved with the program as a coach for 16 seasons. Hogan was an NCAA champion for Wartburg in 1993 at 150 pounds and was a state champion for Gilbertville-Don Bosco in 1988 at 132 pounds.

A podcast of the show is available on mattalkonline.com.

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