REALPROWRESTLING CROWNS EIGHT INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONS
IN ACTION-PACKED FIRST SEASON
Iowa Stalkers capture team championship
LOS ANGELES (June 13, 2005) - The RealProWrestling league on Fox Sports Net crowned eight individual weight class champions in its inaugural season, and the Iowa Stalkers captured the team championship. Dough Schwab, at 145 pounds, helped Iowa to the team title with 91 points, and was selected outstanding wrestler of Season One.
Final Individual Results:
121 Pounds: Sammie Henson (Pennsylvania Hammer) decision over Teague Moore (Oklahoma Slam), 10-3
132 Pounds: Tony DeAnda (New York Outrage) decision over Zach Roberson (Iowa Stalkers), 8-7
145 Pounds: Doug Schwab (Iowa Stalkers) decision over Eric Larkin (Texas Shooters), 14-10
163 Pounds: Joe Williams (Chicago Groove) decision over Joe Heskett (Iowa Stalkers), 7-4
184 Pounds: Mo Lawal (Oklahoma Slam) decision over Brad Vering (New York Outrage), 11-9 (OT)
211 Pounds: Daniel Cormier (Oklahoma Slam) decision over Tommy Rowlands (New York Outrage), 5-0
264 Pounds: Pat Cummins (Pennsylvania Hammer) decision over Tolly Thompson (California Claw), 10-3
Final Team Standings:
Iowa Stalkers 91, Pennsylvania Hammer 64, Oklahoma Slam 60, New York Outrage 57, California Claw 47, Chicago Groove 36, Texas Shooters 13, Minnesota Freeze 1.
RealProWrestling generated a total of 2.5 million household impressions (1.2 million on PAX and 1.3 on Fox Sports Net) in the inaugural season. On May 15th, 2005, 472,000 persons (2+) watched the RealProWrestling finale on PAX, a 48% increasing in viewers from the premiere. Total household viewing stayed relatively steady with an average of 150,000 households tuning in weekly. The top 41 markets averaged a .2 rating for season one. The top markets for RealProWrestling on PAX included: West Palm Beach, San Antonio, Kansas City, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale and Oklahoma City. Top regions for the Fox Sports Network included the Northwest, Detroit, North and Midwest.
Founded in 2002, RealProWrestling is based in Nashville, Tenn. and is the creation of two former Northwestern University collegiate wrestling teammates, Toby Willis and Matt Case. RealProWrestling is reviewing results of the first season and has begun discussions with television networks for season two.
RealProWrestling will release a DVD of season one this summer. The DVD will include the full quarterfinal matches as bonus material.
RealProWrestling is also working to release a comic book this summer. The comic book will introduce the RealProWrestling team mascots as a rag-tag bunch of wild grapplers who come together as the newest league of superheroes. The comic book will be used to market RealProWrestling and help introduce kids to the sport of wrestling.
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