The current printed and digital issue of WIN — Wrestling Insider Newsmagazine — (Vol. 20, Issue No. 2), is now available as of Nov. 28 to all WIN Magazine subscribers.
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Inside this issue of WIN, you will find the following:
• WIN’s 2013-14 Early Recruiting Rankings — Northwestern, by virtue of signing three No. 1-ranked prep wrestlers, leads WIN’s Top-25 Recruiting Rankings. But the Wildcats are followed closely by Nebraska, Cornell and the Bedlam-rivals Oklahoma State and Oklahoma University.
• Comprehensive listing of all NCAA Division I signees — Check out what current high school seniors committed to wrestle in college at the highest level, according to Intermat. The list also includes where those wrestlers are ranked nationally by WIN as well as a projected college weight class.
• Feature on Chandler Rogers and Bo Nickal — Both of these 170-pounders in high school come from states which do not feature varsity wrestling at any of the universities. Rogers’ entire family has even moved from Washington — where he was a three-time state champion — to Stillwater, Okla., where Chandler joins his talented brother Jordan, who signed with the Cowboys two years ago. Nickal, from Allen, Texas, will be heading up to State College, Pa., to wrestle for his childhood hero Cael Sanderson at Penn State.
• Top-20 candidates to win both the Hodge and Junior Hodge Trophies — In honor of WIN’s 20th year of publishing, we are listing the top 20 college and high school wrestlers who have legitimate shots of winning the coveted awards. WIN and Culture House co-sponsor the Hodge Trophy which is presented annually each year by ASICS. WIN and the AAU present the Junior Hodge each spring to the top prep.
• Feature on the 1996 Penn State team — Nearly 15 years before the Nittany Lions won three straight NCAA team titles (2011-2013), another squad appeared ready to end PSU’s national team championship drought which began after the 1953 NCAA title. Instead, national champion Kerry McCoy chose an Olympic redshirt and two-time All-American Cary Kolat transferred to Lock Haven where he won two national titles … and ended any chance of the 1996 Lions grabbing the NCAA crown.
• Feature on NCAA Division II growing pains — No division of college wrestling has grown more than Division II, but the biggest problem for these coaches is trying to actually schedule meets with other Division II programs.
• Feature on NCWA teams in Florida — The Sunshine State does not have any varsity programs, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t college wrestling in Florida. Instead, the state features the third highest number of club programs in the country, led by Central Florida and Florida Gulf Coast.
• Q&A with Northwest Wyoming coach Jim Zeigler — The Trappers coach, who begins his 21st year at the junior college in Powell, Wyoming, and leads the nation’s top-ranked JUCO team, talks about the challenges he faces in recruiting and how to eventually find a four-year program for his wrestlers.