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FloSports to Offer First-Ever Closed Captioning During Live Stream of 45th ASICS/Vaughan Cadet and Junior Nationals

USA Wrestling tourney will be streamed live July 18-25 only on FloWrestling.com

AUSTIN, Texas (July 14, 2015) – FloSports announced today that it will provide closed captioning on its live stream of the ASICS/Vaughan Cadet & Junior National Championships, which take place July 18-25 at the FargoDome in Fargo, North Dakota. This is the first time providing closed captioning for a live event for FloSports, which live-streams more than 25,000 hours of live sporting events each year.

“Fargo is one of the best wrestling events in the country, and we couldn’t think of a better occasion to debut our closed captioning,” FloSports founder and CEO Martin Floreani said. “Our live commentary, coupled with the action on the mats, now can be enjoyed by all wrestling fans, even those who are hearing-impaired.”

The ASICS/Vaughan Junior Nationals is considered the largest tournament in the world each year, featuring more than 4,000 wrestlers from across the nation. This will be the third year that FloSports partners with USA Wrestling to stream every match from the event live on FloWrestling.com. The closed captioning will be available to FloWrestling premium subscribers who sign up on FloPRO, and subscribers must click on the CC button in the video player to view the English-language subtitles.

The closed captioning will be offered exclusively for the Cadet and Junior freestyle finals on Friday, July 24, and Saturday, July 25, respectively.

“Wrestling has long been a model ‘Sport for All,’ and the addition of closed captioning to the live stream of the Freestyle Finals in Fargo will certainly enhance the wrestling experience for fans of our sport,” USA Wrestling Executive Director Rich Bender said. “We are pleased to partner with FloSports on this project. USA Wrestling remains committed to reach as broad of an audience as possible while enriching the experience for those that are attracted to our great sport. We are optimistic that this addition will help us grow our sport even further.”

For more information, visit www.flosports.tv and www.TheMat.com.

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ABOUT FLOSPORTS

FloSports, an innovative sports media company based in Austin, Texas, is the authentic source for content and a new world of coverage that true fans have been waiting for. Focused on three areas – live competition and coverage, original content, and owned and operated events – the company takes fragmented communities and provides them the platform to connect with the sports they love.

Through live streaming of premiere events, original video programming, weekly studio shows, branded entertainment, and event creation and execution, FloSports is changing the game for the sports, the athletes and the fans.

FloSports owns exclusive broadcast rights to in-demand events, and broadcasts more than 25,000 hours of live sporting events each year.  From a content standpoint, FloSports has 980,000+ videos in their library.  FloSports features the #1 webcasts per sport, high-quality, in-depth original series and 5M+ athletes ranked within their respective sports.

Current verticals under the FloSports header are Softball, Elite Fitness, Wrestling, Gymnastics, and Running, including MileSplit.com.

ABOUT USA WRESTLING

USA Wrestling is the National Governing Body for the Sport of Wrestling in the United States and, as such, is its representative to the United States Olympic Committee and United World Wrestling, the international wrestling federation. Simply, USA Wrestling is the central organization that coordinates amateur wrestling programs in the nation and works to create interest and participation in these programs. Its president is James Ravannack, and its Executive Director is Rich Bender.

MEDIA CONTACT (FloSports):
Jake Toplitt, United Entertainment Group
O: (312) 233-1327
C: (312) 933-7495
Jake.Toplitt@uegworldwide.com

MEDIA CONTACT (USA Wrestling):
Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling
Director of Communications & Special Projects
O: (719) 598-8181 ext. 641
gabbott@usawrestling.org