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Mat-To-Mat Wrestling & Cheer On MHSAA.TV

Contact:  John Johnson
517.332.5046 or media@mhsaa.com

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Feb. 25 – The MHSAA.tv cameras will be locked on 21 mats streaming live video on Friday and Saturday (March 1-2), covering MHSAA Championships in Individual Wrestling and Girls Competitive Cheer.

Live Finals streaming this week begins at 11:30 a.m. on Friday from Ford Field in Detroit at the Individual Wrestling Finals.  Manned cameras will be on each of 20 mats on the floor, and include full graphics to indicate the participants in each match, plus full in-progress scoring information via Trackwrestling.

The Girls Competitive Cheer Finals at the DeltaPlex in Grand Rapids begin Friday at 6 p.m. with activity in Division 1, followed by the other three divisions on Saturday.

Here’s the complete wrestling coverage schedule:

  • Friday – Rounds 1-2-3-4 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Friday – Semifinal Round – 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday – Rounds 6-7-8 – 9 a.m. - Round 6 at 9 a.m. is the third Consolation round. Round 7 at about 10 a.m. is the fourth Consolation Round. Round 8 at about 11 a.m. is the final round in the Consolation bracket.
  • Saturday  Finals – 3 p.m.

You can get to all of the wrestling action on a single landing page on the NFHS Network – Click Here.

Here’s the complete cheer coverage schedule:

  • Friday – Division 1 – 6 p.m. (Brighton, Grand Blanc, Grandville, Hartland, Rochester Adams, Rochester Hills Stoney Creek, Sterling Heights Stevenson, Utica Eisenhower)
  • Saturday – Division 2 -  10 a.m. (Allen Park, Cedar Springs, Dearborn Divine Child, DeWitt, Gibraltar Carlson, Grand Rapids Kenowa Hills, Muskegon Mona Shores, Walled Lake Western)
  • Saturday - Division 4 – 2 p.m.  (Adrian Madison, Breckenridge, Grand Rapids NorthPointe Christian, Hudson, Michigan Center, Munising, Pewamo-Westphalia, Sanford Meridian)
  • Saturday - Division 3 – 6 p.m. (Alma, Charlotte, Comstock Park, Howard City Tri-County, Monroe Jefferson, Paw Paw, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep, Richmond)

Over the remainder of the Winter season, MHSAA.tv will have live coverage of the following:

  • Ice Hockey Semifinals & Finals – March 7-8-9
  • L.P. Boys Swimming & Diving Finals – March 9
  • Boys Basketball Quarterfinals & Semifinals – March 12, 14-15
  • Girls Basketball Quarterfinals & Semifinals – March 19, 21-22 

 

Fans can purchase a Month Pass to watch on the NFHS Network for $9.95, which allows three log-ons.  Subscribers will have access to all live video and streaming statistics across the country for 30 days.  All content becomes available for free, on-demand viewing 72 hours after being shown live.   

In addition to this weekend’s Wrestling and Cheer action, there will also be coverage of basketball games in the Boys District Tournament and the last week of girls regular season being produced by School Broadcast Program participants. 

Here’s the remainder of week’s MHSAA.tv schedule of video streams available being produced by SBP members.  Check the online schedule throughout the week for late changes. 

Monday – Feb. 25

Tuesday - Feb. 26

Wednesday - Feb. 27

Thursday - Feb. 28

Friday, March 1

Saturday, March 2

 

Monday - March 4

 Tuesday - March 5

In its tenth year, the School Broadcast Program gives members an opportunity to showcase excellence in their schools by creating video programming of athletic and non-athletic events; with students gaining skills in announcing, camera operation, directing/producing and graphics.  Pixellot – The NFHS Network’s automated streaming solution - is used by schools wishing to live stream games, but lack the ability to staff the events.  The program also gives schools the opportunity to raise money through advertising and viewing subscriptions.

All sporting events – live or delayed - are available on a subscription basis only for their first 72 hours online.  They become available for free, on-demand viewing approximately 72 hours following their completion.

NFHS Network subscriptions begin at $9.95 a month.  Subscribers will have access to all live video and streaming statistics across the country.  All content becomes available for free, on-demand viewing 72 hours after being shown live.  School Broadcast Program participants will also be selling Season and Annual Passes at a discounted rate.  A portion of every subscription sold by a school goes to benefit its program. 

The MHSAA Network’s flagship program, This Week In High School Sports, is carried on 108 over-the-air radio stations and internet audio websites as part of their weekly high school sports programming.

The five-minute program, powered by Michigan Student Aid, is in its fourth season.  The show leads off each week with feature stories from around the state from the MHSAA’s Second Half, or from network affiliated stories and interviews.  This Week Game Balls are then presented for team or individual achievements in the past week.  Be The Referee, a 60-second look at the fine art of officiating, comes in the middle of the show; and is followed by a closing MHSAA Perspective. 

This week’s show features Lowell’s wrestling team; has some pointed words for those attempting to toss game officials under the bus in the Be The Referee segment; and finishes with an MHSAA Perspective on revisiting the rules.

This Week In High School Sports is posted to the home page of the MHSAA Website by Noon on Tuesday each week; and is also available on the MHSAA Network WebsiteYou can listen to this week’s show and check out the complete list of stations carrying the program by Clicking Here

Be The Referee is also available each week as a separate podcast.  These 60-second messages, featuring MHSAA Assistant Director Brent Rice and veteran MHSAA official Sam Davis, take a look at rules in different sports, challenge your rules knowledge with some You Make The Call questions, and pass on other information about the world of officiating. 

Be The Referee is posted online by Noon Tuesday each week, and can be found on the home pages of the MHSAA Website and the MHSAA Network WebsiteYou can listen to this week’s message by Clicking Here

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