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Ronkonkoma TV Sportscaster Lands His Own Show on MSG Varsity

Gregg Sarra will be the host of 'On The Mat' on Optimum Channel 14.

MSG Varsity has unveiled its latest in high school sports programming with "On the Mat," to be hosted by Ronkonkoma's Gregg Sarra.

The 30-minute show will cover high school wrestling in the tri-state area, offering in-depth coverage of matches, athlete profiles and coaches takes. The show will be available for live-streaming every Monday morning on MSGVarsity.com, and televised on Optimum Channel 14 on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.

Wrestling experts Bob Badders, from New Jersey and Nick Garone from New York will join Sarra on a regular basis to offer differing perspectives on the sport.

Sarra, who wrestled in high school, is a Newsday reporter and a regular play-by-play football commentator for MSG Varsity. His new assignment, however, is a shift from football.

“To be a successful athlete and compete at the high school level, one needs to be completely dedicated, disciplined and willing to sacrifice,” Sarra said in a statement. “To me, wrestlers are the most extremely dedicated athletes, and I’m really excited to be hosting this show highlighting these student athletes.”

For more information on “On the Mat with Gregg Sarra,” visit www.msgvarsity.com.

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