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By Sandy Stevens In the last issue of WIN, a column by Olympic gold medalist Ben Peterson carried the headline “Successful wrestlers learn from coaches, others who can help.” Ben stressed that young athletes can learn more than just technique from a variety of teachers, including officials, school administrators and spiritual leaders. He also declared, […]

Posted by admin On Jan - 24 - 2012 1 Comment READ FULL POST

By Sandy Stevens Chad Lammer underwent a corneal transplant at age 4. Mike Lammer has been a Type I diabetic since age 11. But as eighth-grade, they told their parents, “We want to wrestle.” “And we just stuck with it,” Mike says now. “We love it!” Now 17, the Lammer twins enter their senior season […]

Posted by admin On Dec - 21 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Editor’s Note:  This column by Sandy Stevens was written before Drexel met Rider in a Feb. 9 dual meet, which featured Drexel’s Jack Childs and Rider’s Gary Taylor, the two active winningest coaches in Div. I. It was also the final meeting with Childs retiring after this season. Unfortunately for Childs, it was not a […]

Posted by admin On Feb - 10 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

By Sandy Stevens You love wrestling. You follow the sport. You’re frustrated by the lack of respect and publicity it gets. But you’re just one person. What can you do? Meet one person named Jim Brown. The 60-year-old Iowa native never wrestled. He never coached or officiated. His daughters Emily and Ann didn’t wrestle. The […]

Posted by admin On Nov - 2 - 2010 1 Comment READ FULL POST

Sandy Stevens By Sandy Stevens The 2010 World Wrestling Championships took place in Sept. 6-12 in Moscow, Russia.        I think. I’m not referring to the scarcity of U.S. medals but rather, from a fan’s perspective, the differences between the Russian version of a major tournament and what we expect and experience at home. A […]

Posted by admin On Oct - 8 - 2010 1 Comment READ FULL POST