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Kayla Harrison, a 2010 World champion in judo, and Gordy Morgan, a 1996 Greco-Roman Olympian, will go “On the Mat” this Wednesday, September 7.
“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 www.kcnzam.com or locally in Northeast Iowa each Wednesday from 5:00 to 6:00 PM Central on AM 1650, The Fan.
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During the months of August and September the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum will conduct “champions” interviews with champion athletes and coaches outside the sport of wrestling. There will also be regular interviews with wrestlers and coaches.
This week’s “champion” interview is with Kayla Harrison. Harrison was a 2010 World champion in judo at the 78 kg weight class. She earned a bronze medal at this year’s World Championships in Paris.
Gordy Morgan was a 1996 Greco-Roman Olympian at 74 kg. The Morgan family will be recognized on October 1, 2011, in Minneapolis, Minn., with the Greco-Roman Legacy Award. John, Gordy and Marty (sons of Jim and Olive Morgan) won a combined 10 national Greco-Roman titles. They also competed in two Olympics and nine World championships.