BTN Communications, February 28, 2022
Featuring five of the top 10 teams in the country, including No. 1 Penn State, No. 2 Iowa and No. 3 Michigan, the Big Ten Network is the destination for college wrestling fans this weekend with wall-to-wall coverage of the 2022 Big Ten Wrestling Championships.
From 11 a.m. ET to 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 5, BTN will once again carry the opening session on television with whip-around coverage and quad box views highlighting the most compelling matchups. On B1G+, individual mat cameras, as well as the quad box, will also be available to provide a comprehensive look at session one. For session two on Saturday night, coverage of the wrestleback matches begins at 6:30 p.m. ET and will be streamed exclusively on B1G+. Television coverage resumes for Saturday night's semifinals from 8:30 p.m. ET through 10:30 p.m. ET.
On Sunday, March 6, competition begins at noon ET on B1G+ with individual mat cameras for the consolation semifinals. At 4:30 p.m. ET, television coverage resumes as Big Ten champions are crowned while streaming coverage of the third and fifth-place bouts will be available on B1G+.
Big Ten Network veterans Shane Sparks, Jim Gibbons and Tim Johnson will anchor the weekend broadcasts. Two-time NCAA champion, 2011 Dan Hodge Trophy Winner and Nebraska alum Jordan Burroughs will also join the crew as a guest analyst along with Ray Flores as the on-site reporter.
On Saturday and Sunday, the B1G Wrestling Instagram page and Big Ten Network YouTube wrestling page will be updated with highlights, full matches and custom content. For details and subscription information regarding B1G+ coverage, please visit bigtenplus.com.
In preparation for the Big Ten Wrestling Championships, a special edition of Wrestling in 60, highlighting a selection of top matches from the regular season, will air tonight at 6:30 p.m. ET. On Monday, March 7, the final episode of Wrestling in 60 will at 6:30 p.m. ET and feature the best action from the 2022 Big Ten Wrestling Championships.
Big Ten Wrestling Championships Schedule
|Day||Date||Session Coverage||Platform||Time (ET)|
|Saturday||March 5||Session 1||BTN||11 a.m.|
|Saturday||March 5||Session 1||B1G+||11 a.m.|
|Saturday||March 5||Session 2 - Wrestlebacks||B1G+||6:30 p.m.|
|Saturday||March 5||Semifinals - Session 2||BTN||8:30 p.m.|
|Sunday||March 6||Session 3 - Consolation Semis||B1G+||Noon ET|
|Sunday||March 6||Championships - Session 4||BTN||4:30 p.m.|
|Sunday||March 6||Session 4 - 3rd and 5th place||B1G+||4:30 p.m.|