NBC Olympics presents coverage of UWW World Wrestling Championships this weekend from Budapest
MINNEAPOLIS, MINN / October 17, 2018
NBC Olympics will showcase the UWW World Wrestling Championships in Budapest, Hungary, with nearly 30 hours of coverage, including more than 20 hours of live coverage on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. Event coverage begins with men’s freestyle finals this Sunday, Oct. 21, at 1 p.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. In addition, NBCSN will provide same-day encore coverage of most of the events throughout the tournament.
Trackwrestling, an NBC Sports Group company, will live stream complete coverage of the UWW World Wrestling Championships across desktops, mobile devices, tablets and connected televisions. Users can visit http://www.trackwrestling.com/uww to watch every match live, and for live scoring and on-demand coverage, beginning this Saturday, Oct. 20, at 4:30 a.m. ET.
The World Wrestling Championships will include 30 total weight classes, 18 of which are Olympic weight classes. The U.S. men’s freestyle team, led by 2012 Olympic gold medalist Jordan Burroughs (74kg/163 lbs) and 2016 Olympic gold medalist Kyle Snyder (97kg/213.75 lbs), is looking to defend its 2017 world team title with a second consecutive win in Budapest. Helen Maroulis (57kg/125.5 lbs), who in 2016 became the first American woman to win an Olympic wrestling gold medal, and three-time world champion Adeline Gray (76kg/167.5 lbs) will look to help the U.S. women improve upon last year’s second-place finish.
JORDAN BURROUGHS SEEKING SIXTH WORLD OR OLYMPIC TITLE
2012 Olympic gold medalist Jordan Burroughs is aiming for his sixth world or Olympic title, which would tie him for most all-time among American wrestlers with John Smith, who won two Olympic gold medals and four world titles between 1987 and 1992. Burroughs is expected to compete on Sunday, October 21
NBC Olympics’ eight-day presentation of the World Championships begins this Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA and concludes Sunday, Oct. 28, at 11 p.m. on NBCSN, with same-day delay coverage of Greco-Roman finals.
Coverage on NBCSN will be streamed via authentication on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA content will be streamed via authentication on NBCSports.com, OlympicChannel.com, the NBC Sports app, and the Olympic Channel app.
In addition, all matches will be streamed, live and on-demand, on Trackwrestling.com. An event subscription can be purchased here for $29.99. As part of its extensive coverage, Trackwrestling will provide pre and post-session shows, as well as live commentary of all U.S. and top international matches.
The following is a schedule of events on NBCSN & Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA:
|Sunday, Oct. 21||1:00 PM||Day 1 - Men’s Freestyle Finals||Olympic Channel|
|12:00 AM||Day 1 - Men’s Freestyle Finals^||NBCSN|
|Monday, Oct. 22||12:00 PM||Day 2 - Men’s Freestyle Finals||Olympic Channel|
|Tuesday, Oct. 23||12:00 PM||Day 3 - Men’s Freestyle & Women’s Finals||Olympic Channel|
|6:00 PM||Day 3 - Men’s Freestyle & Women’s Finals^||NBCSN|
|Wednesday, Oct. 24||12:00 PM||Day 4 - Women’s Finals||Olympic Channel|
|12:30 AM||Day 4 - Women’s Finals^||NBCSN|
|Thursday, Oct. 25||12:00 PM||Day 5 - Women’s Finals||Olympic Channel|
|6:00 PM||Day 5 - Women’s Finals^||NBCSN|
|Friday, Oct. 26||12:00 PM||Day 6 - Greco-Roman Finals||Olympic Channel|
|6:00 PM||Day 6 - Greco-Roman Finals^||NBCSN|
|Saturday, Oct. 27||12:00 PM||Day 7 - Greco-Roman Finals||Olympic Channel|
|9:30 PM||Day 7 - Greco-Roman Finals^||NBCSN|
|Sunday, Oct. 28||10:30 AM||Day 8 - Greco-Roman Finals||Olympic Channel|
|11:00 PM||Day 8 - Greco-Roman Finals^||NBCSN|
The following is a schedule of events TrackWrestling.com:
|Date||Session||Time (ET)||Event||Weight Classes|
|Saturday, Oct. 20||I||4:30 AM - 9:30 AM||Qualification Rounds||Men’s FS: 61-74-86-125KG|
|II||10:45 AM - 11:45 AM||Semifinals||Men’s FS: 61-74-86-125KG|
|Sunday, Oct. 21||I||4:00 AM - 9:30 AM||Qualification Rounds||Men’s FS: 57-65-79-92KG|
|Repechage||Men’s FS: 61-74-86-125KG|
|II||11:45 AM - 12:45 AM||Semifinals||Men’s FS: 57-65-79-92KG|
|Finals||1:00 PM - 3:30 PM||Finals||Men’s FS: 61-74-86-125KG|
|Monday, Oct. 22||I||4:30 AM - 9:30 AM||Qualification Rounds||Men’s FS: 70-97KG|
|Qualification Rounds||Women’s FS: 55-59KG|
|Repechage||Men’s FS: 57-65-79-92KG|
|II||10:45 AM - 11:45 AM||Semifinals||Men’s FS: 70-97KG|
|Semifinals||Women’s FS: 55-59KG|
|Finals||12:00 PM - 2:30 PM||Finals||Men’s FS: 57-65-79-92KG|
|Tuesday, Oct. 23||I||4:30 AM - 9:30 AM||Repechage||Men’s FS: 70-97KG|
|Repechage||Women’s FS: 55-59KG|
|Qualification Rounds||Women’s: 65-68-72-76KG|
|II||10:45 AM - 11:45 AM||Semifinals||Women’s: 65-68-72-76KG|
|Finals||12:00 PM - 2:30 PM||Finals||Men’s FS: 70-97KG|
|Finals||Women’s FS: 55-59KG|
|Wednesday, Oct. 24||I||4:30 AM - 9:30 AM||Qualification Rounds||Women’s FS: 50-53-57-62KG|
|Repechage||Women’s FS: 65-68-72-76KG|
|II||10:45 AM - 11:45 AM||Semifinals||Women’s FS: 50-53-57-62KG|
|Finals||12:00 PM - 2:30 PM||Finals||Women’s FS: 65-68-72-76KG|
|Thursday, Oct. 25||I||4:30 AM - 9:30 AM||Qualification Rounds||Greco: 55-63-72-82KG|
|Repechage||Women’s FS: 50-53-57-62KG|
|II||10:45 AM - 11:45 AM||Semifinals||Greco: 55-63-72-82KG|
|Finals||12:00 AM - 2:30 PM||Finals||Women’s FS: 50-53-59-62KG|
|Friday, Oct. 26||I||4:30 AM - 9:30 AM||Qualification Rounds||Greco: 60-67-87KG|
|II||11:00 AM - 11:45 AM||Semifinals||Greco: 60-67-87KG|
|Finals||12:00 PM - 3:00 PM||Finals||Greco: 55-63-72-82KG|
|Saturday, Oct. 27||I||4:30 AM - 9:30 AM||Qualification Rounds||Greco: 77-97-130KG|
|II||11:00 AM - 11:45 AM||Semifinals||Greco: 77-97-130KG|
|Finals||12:00 PM - 2:30 PM||Finals||Greco: 60-67-87KG|
|Sunday, Oct. 28||I||8:30 AM - 10:15 AM||Repechage||Greco: 77-97-130KG|
|Finals||10:30 PM - 1:00 PM||Finals||Greco: 77-97-130KG|
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