USA Wrestling and United World Wrestling team up with Titan Mercury Wrestling Club and WEB productions to present the 2015 Wrestling World Championships in Las Vegas, NV. The prime time telecasts will reach over 90 million homes through a broadcast on ESPN2 and will also be available on Watch ESPN’s digital platforms.
We expect the 2015 Wrestling World Championships will generate the largest audience of Olympic level wrestling outside of past Olympic Games telecasts.
ESPN2’s coverage airs from 8 to 10 PM Eastern on both Thursday, September 10th and Sunday, September 13th. The September 10th broadcast will highlight live matches from the Men’s Greco-Roman and Women’s Freestyle tournaments and include story lines of the upcoming Men’s Freestyle Championships. The September 13th broadcast will include live finals matches from the Men’s Freestyle Championships along with a recap of all three wrestling styles and the entire tournament’s highlights.
How to watch on TV:
- Thursday, September 10: Men’s Greco-Roman and Women’s Freestyle Wrestling from 8-10 PM ET on ESPN2 (find the channel in your area) and Watch ESPN’s digital platforms
- Sunday, September 13: Men’s Freestyle Wrestling from 8-10 PM ET on ESPN2 (find the channel in your area) and Watch ESPN’s digital platforms
- Additional daily World Championships coverage also provided on United World Wrestling’s web stream
DONATE to the NR4W MEDIA FUND – help grow wrestling’s presence on national TV:
Aside from tuning in and DVRing ESPN2’s broadcasts to boost wrestling’s ratings, we also must financially support TMWC’s endeavor to place wrestling’s premier event on national TV.
30 second advertising spots are being sold on ESPN during both two-hour broadcasts, and the National Registry 4 Wrestling plans to advertise in order to support the growth of wrestling’s presence on national television.
Since the NR4W was created in 2014, over $100,000 was raised and the entire amount has been invested into the NR4W MEDIA FUND. There is no administrative overhead — every dollar you donate goes directly into marketing and promotion of the sport of wrestling, and supporting wrestling broadcasts on national TV.
The NR4W has placed commercials on ESPN during the 2014 NCAA Championships as well as the Big Ten Network during all wrestling meets throughout the 2014-2015 season. NR4W has an aggressive plan for 2015-2016, starting with the Wrestling World Championships on ESPN2.