FloWrestling, USA Wrestling Expand Digital-Rights Partnership
FloWrestling, part of the FloSports Network, will have exclusive digital and marketing live rights for 14 USA Wrestling championship-level events, including World Team Trials, Junior Nationals, Cadet Nationals, University and UWW Cadet Nationals, and Junior World Team Trials among others.
This includes four major event series: the Senior Nationals Event Series, the Senior International Event Series, the Cadet/Junior/University Nationals Series and the Associated Styles Nationals Series.
The first partnership event under the new contract will be the Dave Schultz Memorial International, a respected Senior-level freestyle and Greco-Roman tournament, airing live on FloWrestling.com Feb. 1-3, 2017.
“This is a groundbreaking partnership with USA Wrestling that will allow us to invest even more into the sport and grow the events to unprecedented heights,” says Martin Floreani, FloSports co-founder and CEO. “We’re committed to providing fans the most comprehensive live and on- demand wrestling coverage in the world, and this agreement helps us achieve that goal.”
“We are extremely proud to partner with FloSports, which has long been an incredible innovator for content creation and developing platforms for the promotion of our sport. Wrestling has a mature culture of consuming our sport digitally due to the wonderful efforts of FloSports. This agreement will certainly create considerable new wrestling content for our families and spectators to enjoy, and with further aid in the development and expansion of the next generation of wrestlers and fans,” says Rich Bender, USA Wrestling Executive Director.
USA Wrestling will use FloArena, the sport’s premier turnkey meet management software and scoring platform, through 2020 for a minimum of six major events each year including World Team Trials, University and UWW Cadet Nationals, US Open, UWW Junior World Team Trials, the Dave Schultz Memorial International, and the Bill Farrell Memorial International Open.
FloArena is FloSports’ proprietary software that allows wrestling tournament and dual meet organizers to offer real-time scoring updates across multiple mats simultaneously. In addition, it offers comprehensive clock support and a variety of other third-party integrations to maximize ease of use and improve the overall experience for scorekeepers, coaches, athletes, and fans.