Jessie Whitmer and Matt Hoover to go “On the Mat” is this Wed., May 20.

“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 or locally in Northeast Iowa each Wednesday from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Central on AM 1650, The Fan.

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Whitmer was an NCAA champion at 118 pounds for the University of Iowa in 1997. He is a member of the 1997 NCAA championship team that is being inducted into the Glen Brand Wrestling Hall of Fame of Iowa on Saturday, May 30.

Hoover was the season two winner of the NBC’s hit show “The Biggest Loser.” A two-time state wrestling champion for Belle Plaine High School in Iowa, Hoover will play as a celebrity in the Dan Gable Celebrity Golf Tournament on Friday, May 29.

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