U.S. Olympic Wrestling Trials TV, live stream schedule

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Every match of the U.S. Olympic Wrestling Trials for the Tokyo Games airs live on NBC Sports and Peacock from Fort Worth, Texas, this week.

Challenge tournaments on Friday will produce finalists for Saturday’s championship series that will determine Team USA in men’s freestyle, women’s freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling — one athlete each in 18 total divisions.

NBCSN airs live finals coverage, plus the broadcast premiere of the Five Rings Film documentary “Rulon” on 2000 Olympic wrestling champion Rulon Gardner on Friday at 11 p.m. ET.

The U.S. qualified Olympic spots in 15 of those 18 classes, with the remaining three needing to be secured at an international tournament later this spring.

Three wrestlers set to compete this week own Olympic gold medals. All have been presented with significant challenges to return to the Games.

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U.S. Olympic Wrestling Trials Broadcast Schedule

Day Competition Time (ET) Network
Friday Challenge Tournaments 11 a.m. Peacock | LIVE STREAMS
Challenge Tournament Finals Mat 2 7:30 p.m. NBCSN | LIVE STREAM
Challenge Tournament Finals Mats 3, 4 7:30 p.m. Peacock | LIVE STREAMS
‘Rulon’ film premiere on Rulon Gardner 11 p.m. NBCSN | STREAM
Saturday Challenge Tournament Consolations 1 p.m. Peacock | LIVE STREAMS
Championship Series Mat 2 7:30 p.m. NBCSN | LIVE STREAM
Championship Series Mats 3, 4 7:30 p.m. NBCSports.com | NBC Sports app

Helen Maroulis, who in Rio became the first U.S. woman to win an Olympic wrestling title, briefly retired in 2019 following concussions that largely kept her off the mat the last three and a half years.

She came back in 2020 to beat the top American in her division and then qualify the U.S. Olympic quota spot at 57kg, just before the Olympic Trials and the Tokyo Games were postponed by one year.

Jordan Burroughs, a 2012 Olympic champion, has a bye into Saturday’s 74kg freestyle finals. There, he may face his toughest domestic challenge yet, if Kyle Dake, the two-time reigning world champion at 79kg (a non-Olympic weight), advances from the challenge tournament.

Kyle Snyder, who in Rio became the youngest U.S. Olympic wrestling champion ever at age 20, has a similar obstacle in 97kg freestyle. J’den Cox, the two-time reigning world champion at non-Olympic 92kg, moved up to 97kg. Snyder, like Burroughs, has a bye into Saturday’s finals. Cox, like Dake, has a bye into Friday’s challenge tournament semifinals.

Others to watch include record five-time world champion Adeline Gray, arguably the biggest favorite at trials at 76kg and the most decorated U.S. wrestler yet to win an Olympic medal.

And Tamyra Mensah-Stock, who won the 2016 Olympic Trials but then failed in three chances to qualify for the Rio Games at international tournaments. Mensah-Stock beat the Rio Olympic champion in her division en route to the 2019 World title.

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2022 Grand Prix Final figure skating TV, live stream schedule

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The Grand Prix Final, the most exclusive figure skating competition of the season and a preview of March’s world championships, airs live on Peacock and E! this week.

The top six per discipline from the six-event fall Grand Prix Series gather in Turin, Italy, at the Palavela, the 2006 Olympic venue. It’s the first Grand Prix Final in three years after the 2020 and 2021 events were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The U.S. qualified skaters in all four disciplines for the first time since 2007, led by the world’s top-ranked man. Ilia Malinin, who turned 18 last Friday, has been the story of the season, becoming the first skater to land a quadruple Axel in competition.

Malinin, the reigning world junior champion, won both of his Grand Prix starts and posted the best total score among all fall events, edging world champion Shoma Uno of Japan. Malinin and Uno will go head-to-head for the first time this season at the Final.

Isabeau Levito, a 15-year-old world junior champion, is the youngest American at a Final since Caroline Zhang in 2007. She qualified in fifth place. The favorites are Japan’s Mai Mihara and Kaori Sakamoto and Belgian Loena Hendrickx.

The U.S. also qualified two pairs’ teams — world champions Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier and Emily Chan and Spencer Howe — and two ice dance couples — three-time world medalists Madison Chock and Evan Bates and Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker.

For the first time, the Final has no Russian skaters. They are banned from international competition due to the war in Ukraine. For the first time in 25 years, there are no Chinese skaters. China’s top pairs’ teams did not compete in the fall Grand Prix Series.

Grand Prix Final Broadcast Schedule
All TV coverage also streams on NBCSports.com/live and the NBC Sports app for subscribers.

Day Event Time (ET) Platform
Thursday Pairs’ Short Program 1:20-2:15 p.m. Peacock
Men’s Short Program 2:35-3:20 p.m. Peacock
Friday Pairs’ Free Skate 11:35 a.m.-12:40 p.m. Peacock
Rhythm Dance 1:50-2:45 p.m. Peacock
Women’s Short Program 3:05-3:50 p.m. Peacock
Saturday Men’s Short Program* 6:30-7:30 a.m. E!
Men’s Free Skate 7:30-8:30 a.m. E!, Peacock
Women’s Short Program* 8:30-9:30 a.m. E!
Free Dance 1:40-2:40 p.m. Peacock
Women’s Free Skate 3-3:55 p.m. Peacock
Sunday Highlights* 4-6 p.m. NBC

*Delayed broadcast.

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Aleksander Aamodt Kilde sweeps Beaver Creek World Cup races

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Norway’s Aleksander Aamodt Kilde held off Swiss Marco Odermatt for a second consecutive day to sweep World Cup races in Beaver Creek, Colorado, this weekend.

Kilde won Sunday’s super-G by two tenths of a second over Odermatt, one day after edging Odermatt by six hundredths. France’s Alexis Pinturault took third as the podium was made up of the last three men to win the World Cup overall title, the biggest annual prize in ski racing.

This season’s overall figures to be a two-man battle between Kilde, the 2019-20 champion, and Odermatt, the reigning champion, and could come down to March’s World Cup Finals. They’ve combined to win the first five of 38 scheduled races.

The top American Sunday was River Radamus, who finished an impressive 16th given his start number was 57. Radamus’ best event is the giant slalom.

Ryan Cochran-Siegle, the Olympic super-G silver medalist, and Travis Ganong, who was third in Beaver Creek last year, both skied out.

The men’s World Cup heads next weekend to Val d’Isere, France, for a giant slalom and slalom.

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