Posted June 19th, 2012 by 1Wrestling News Team

Sammie Henson and Bill Apter will go “On the Mat” this Wednesday, June 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 PM Central on AM 1650, The Fan.

An archive of the show can be found on

E-mail with questions or comments about the show.

Henson was an NCAA champion for Clemson in 1993 and 1994. He won the World championships in 1998 and an Olympic silver medal in 2000. Henson recently accepted an assistant coaching position at Missouri.

Apter will received the Jim Melby Award for journalism during the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame on July 13-14. He is best known for his work with Pro Wrestling Illustrated.


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