The two members of Team USA who won gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics - Helen Maroulis, and Kyle Snyder -- will be the featured guests on this week's edition of the On the Mat wrestling broadcast on Wednesday, Aug. 31.
Helen Maroulis earned her gold medal at 53 kilograms/116.5 pounds, becoming the first U.S. women's freestyle wrestler to have won an Olympic gold medal. Kyle Snyder brought home the gold in men's freestyle at 97 kilograms/213.5 pounds. At age 20, Snyder - who wrestles heavyweight for Ohio State - became the youngest U.S. male to win an Olympic wrestling championship.
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. Central on AM 1650, The Fan.
A podcast of the show is available on mattalkonline.com.