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NBC Olympics To Present Exclusive Live Coverage Of U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team Trials

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NBC Olympics will present exclusive live coverage of every match of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Wrestling from Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas, on Friday, April 2, and Saturday, April 3, across NBCSN, Peacock and NBC Sports digital platforms. 15 of the 18 winners of the Trials events will guarantee themselves the opportunity to compete for Team USA at the Tokyo Olympics this summer.

The other three winners (men’s freestyle 65kg, Greco-Roman 77kg and 130kg) will have a chance to qualify their respective weights for the Olympic Games by placing top-two at the World Qualifier in Sofia, Bulgaria, May 6-9.

Beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 3, NBCSN will present exclusive live coverage of the championship series, where 18 champions will be crowned across all weight classes in men’s freestyle, women’s freestyle, and Greco-Roman disciplines. NBCSN’s live coverage begins with the challenge tournament finals on Friday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. ET. NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app will live stream all television coverage and provide exclusive coverage of select matches on Saturday evening.

Peacock will present more than 40 hours of live exclusive Trials coverage, getting underway with challenge tournament finals on Friday, April 2, at 11 a.m. ET and continuing at 7:30 p.m. ET. On Saturday, 12 hours of exclusive challenge tournament finals coverage will begin at 1 p.m. ET. For more information on Peacock, click here.

Headlining the men’s freestyle competition is Olympic gold medalist and four-time world champion Jordan Burroughs (74kg) and the youngest Olympic gold medalist in American wrestling history Kyle Snyder (97kg). In women’s freestyle, 2016 Olympic gold medalist Helen Maroulis (57kg) became the first American woman to win gold in wrestling, while 2016 Olympian Adeline Gray (76kg) is the first American wrestler to ever win five world titles.

NBC Sports’ Jason Knapp will call the action on NBCSN from Fort Worth, alongside analyst John Smith, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and four-time world champion, and NBC Sports reporter Corey Robinson.

Full event replays will be available on-demand for all streaming coverage on their respective platforms (Peacock, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app).

Full schedule available here.

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