UWW World Cup 2018 Live Stream USA vs Japan in Day 1 of the United World Wrestling in Iowa City. How to watch David Taylor and Team USA Stream. A closer look at Team USA Set for Freestyle World Cup.
the UWW Men’s Freestyle World Cup this weekend with coverage of 16 duals and 160 matches, beginning with live streaming coverage of Session 1 on Saturday, April 7, at 11 a.m. ET, and culminating with live gold medal match coverage Sunday at 5 p.m. ET
All sessions of the World Cup will be live streamed via Trackwrestling.com. All coverage airing on NBCSN will stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app, and all Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA windows will stream on NBCSports.com the NBC Sports app, OlympicChannel.com and the Olympic Channel app.
Led by Olympic medalists Kyle Snyder, Jordan Burroughs and J’Den Cox — as well as the hero of last year’s world cup former Penn State great David Taylor — Team USA is seeking its first United World Wrestling Men’s Freestyle World Cup title in 15 years.
The two-day international dual meet, which comprises 16 duals and 160 matches, kicks off at 11 a.m. Saturday in Iowa City, Iowa.
Despite Taylor pinning Iran’s Olympic gold medalist Hassan Yazdani in the 86-kilogram final in last year’s world cup, the Americans narrowly missed out on the title to Iran, which has won the past six cups.
Iran, as well as international wrestling juggernaut Russia, will not be attending this weekend’s World Cup, making the Americans the team to beat.
Any time you have an opportunity to wrestle for the United States, that’s pretty special,” Taylor said via TeamUSA.org. “We’re hungry and we’re definitely ready to roll.”
Attempting to add a World Cup title to its 2017 World Championship team title, Team USA will wrestle against Japan, Georgia and India in Pool A. Azerbaijan, Cuba, Kazakhstan and Mongolia will be wrestling in Pool B.
The first matches get underway at 11 a.m. Saturday and can be streamed live on Trackwrestling.com, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. Team USA matches can also be viewed on either NBCSN or the Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, while the championships gold-medal matches will be broadcast live on NBCSN from 5-7 p.m. Sunday.
Other former college wrestling standouts representing Team USA this weekend include Thomas Gilman (57 kg), Kendric Maple (61 kg), Logan Stieber (65 kg) James Green (70 kg), Kyle Dake (79 kg) and Nick Gwiazdowski.
UWW World Cup info:
When: 11 a.m. Saturday – 7 p.m. Sunday
Where: Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, Iowa
How to watch/stream online: Session I: 11 a.m. Saturday, streaming on Trackwrestling.com; Team USA vs. India: 11 a.m. Saturday, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA; Session II: 3:30 pm. Saturday, streaming on Trackwrestling.com; Team USA vs. Japan: 3:30 p.m. Saturday, NBCSN; Session III: 11 a.m. Sunday, streaming on Trackwrestling.com; Team USA vs. Georgia: 11 a.m. Sunday, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA; fifth- and seventh-place matches: 1:30 p.m. Sunday, streaming on Trackwrestling.com; Bronze-Medal Match: 3:15 p.m. Sunday, streaming on Trackwrestling.com; Gold Medal Match: 5 p.m. Sunday, NBCSN
This weekend’s event will be streamed on Trackwrestling.com and broadcast live on NBC Sports Group. See below for complete event and broadcast schedules.
vent Schedule (All Times CT)
Saturday, April 7
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Session I
10:00 a.m – USA vs. India on Mat A, Mongolia vs. Kazakhstan on Mat B
11:15 a.m. – Georgia vs. Japan on Mat A, Azerbaijan vs. Cuba on Mat B
2 p.m. – Opening Ceremonies
2:30 p.m. -7:00 p.m. Session II
2:30 p.m. – USA vs. Japan on Mat A
4:30 p.m. – Mongolia vs. Cuba on Mat B
5:45 p.m. – Georgia vs. India on Mat A, Azerbaijan vs. Kazakhstan on Mat B
Sunday, April 8
10 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Session III
10:00 a.m. – USA vs. Georgia on Mat A, Mongolia vs. Azerbaijan on Mat B
11:15 a.m. – Japan vs. India on Mat A, Cuba vs. Kazakhstan on Mat B
12:30 p.m. – 5th Place Match at Mat A, 7th Place Match on Mat B
2:15 p.m. – Bronze Medal Match on Mat A
4 p.m. – Gold Medal Match on Mat A
Broadcast Schedule (All Times CT)
Date Time Event Network
Sat., April 7 10 a.m. Session I Streaming*
10 a.m. Team USA vs. India Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
2:30 p.m. Session II Streaming*
2:30 p.m. Team USA vs. Japan NBCSN
Sun., April 8 10 a.m. Session III Streaming*
10 a.m. Team USA vs. Georgia Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
12:30 p.m. 5th& 7thPlace Matches Streaming*
2:15 p.m. Bronze Medal Match Streaming*
4 p.m. Gold Medal Match NBCSN
STILLWATER – Former Oklahoma State wrestler Alex Dieringer will travel to Iowa City, Iowa this weekend to compete for Team USA in the UWW Senior Men’s Freestyle Wrestling World Cup on Friday and Saturday. Making his second career World Cup appearance, Dieringer will look to help the United States bring home its first World Cup team title since 2003.
The two-day event will be divided into three pool-play sessions. The winners of each pool will meet in the gold-medal match on Sunday afternoon. The United States is in Pool A with Japan, Georgia and India. Pool B consists of teams from Azerbaijan, Cuba, Kazakhstan and Mongolia.
Dieringer is coming off a strong string of performances to begin the year, including taking home Outstanding Wrestler honors last weekend at the Bill Farrell International in New York City where he rolled through the 79kg bracket with dominant wins over World No. 5 at 74 kg Daniyar Kaisanov (Kazakhstan) and 2016 Olympian Zelimkhan Khadjiev (France) on his way to the title.
It marked his second win of 2018, as he also took home gold at the International Ukrainian Memorial in February.
125 pound Iowa wrestler Thomas Gilman answers a question prior to the 2017 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, missouri on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)
Iowa City hosts United World Wrestling Men’s Freestyle World Cup on Saturday and Sunday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The dual-meet event begins at 10 a.m. both days. Here’s a glance at Team USA.
57 KG (125.5 pounds)
• Age: 23
• Hometown: Iowa City
• Wrestling Club/Training Center: Titan Mercury WC/Hawkeye Wrestling Club
• Prep career: Four-time Nebraska state champion for Skutt Catholic High School in Omaha.
• College career: Three-time All-American and NCAA runner-up for University of Iowa, 2017 Big Ten champion, posting 107-12 career record.
• International career: 2017 U.S. World team member and World silver medalist, 2017 Grand Prix of Spain champion, two-time U.S. Junior World team member, placing third in 2014 Junior World Championships, U.S. Cadet World team member.
• Age: 28
• Hometown: Charlottesville, Va.
• Wrestling Club/Training Center: Titan Mercury WC/Cavalier RTC
• Prep career: New Jersey state champion and three-time state medalist for Delbarton High School, posting 142-20 career mark.
• College career: Two-time NCAA qualifier and All-American for Cornell University, placing fourth in 2012 at 125, two-time Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association champion, going 95-28 from 2009-12.
• International career: Fifth at 2018 Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix, Fourth at 2017 U.S. World Team Trials, fourth at 2016 Dave Schultz International, runner-up at 2013 U.S. Open.
The Men’s Freestyle World Cup will feature eight of the top teams in the world – Azerbaijan, Cuba, Georgia, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and the United States – grouped into two pools.
The United States heads into the World Cup with a deep and experienced roster in search of its first title since 2003. Team USA fell to Iran in the gold medal match at the 2017 Men’s Freestyle World Cup in Kermanshah, Iran.
The U.S. roster is headlined by 2012 Olympic gold medalist and four-time world champion Jordan Burroughs (74 kg), 2016 Olympic gold medalist and two-time world champion Kyle Snyder (97 kg), and 2016 Olympic bronze medalist J’Den Cox (92 kg). In total, the U.S. World Cup team accounts for three Olympic medals and 30 NCAA Division I national titles.
Jason Knapp (play-by-play), two-time Olympic gold medalist and four-time world champion John Smith(analyst), and Tanith White (reporter) will call the action this weekend across NBCSN and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. This marks the first time the Men’s Freestyle World Cup will be held in Iowa City, Iowa.
Live coverage of Team USA begins Saturday at 11 a.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, featuring their match against India, followed by live coverage of Team USA vs. Japan on NBCSN at 3:30 p.m. ET. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will also present live coverage of Team USA vs. Georgia on Sunday at 11 a.m. ET.