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It’s time to look back over the college and high school seasons and honor those who excelled: like Dan Gable Coach of the Year Scott Goodale of Rutgers, Mike Chapman Impact Award winners Goodale and Fresno State coach Troy Steiner, Schalles Award winner Bo Nickal of Penn State, Junior Schalles winner Greg Kerkvliet and Journalist of the Year Justin Hoch.

It’s also the time when USA Wrestling determines its 2019 World Team at the recent World Team Trials Challenge tournament in Raleigh, N.C., and the upcoming Final X events in June at Piscataway, N.J., and Lincoln, Neb.

In the latest issue of WIN (Vol. 25, Issue 8),  you will find features on these special award winners and those who are still alive to make the 2019 World Teams.

The issue was printed and mailed on May 23, 2019. Click here to subscribe to WIN Magazine or call 888-305-0606. Use Promo Code “May” to start subscription with this print edition.

Here is a listing of the top stories that appeared in the recent issue of WIN.

P6 – VAN KLEY COLUMN – SPENCER LEE

Iowa sophomore Spencer won his second straight 125-pound NCAA title in March, again in dominating fashion at the Nationals. Find out first-hand from him how the season played out as he lost three times, then found the right confidence/mindset to win again in March.

P8 – FINAL X, PART II

USA Wrestling has adjusted its final method of selecting its three World Championship teams on college campuses, but is the sport asking too much of college coaches after a long NCAA season?

P14 – WTT CHALLENGE – MEN’S FREESTYLE

Among the ten wrestlers who earned a spot in Final X were Thomas Gilman, Isaiah Martinez and Kyven Gadson, who find themselves in rematches from last year’s Final X events.

P19 – KLINGMAN COLUMN – J’DEN COX

2018 World champ and three-time NCAA champ J’den Cox said he’s the most underrated wrestler of all time. Get Klingman’s perspective on why Cox may be overrated, and Klingman’s list of the Top 6 guys who could make the case for being “most underrated.”

P20 – GOODALE NAMED GABLE COACH OF THE YEAR

The Rutgers mentor admitted he had to develop more patience for the Scarlet Knights to become a Top-10 team as well as get their first two NCAA champs in program history in Nick Suriano and Anthony Ashnault.

P21 – GOODALE, STEINER MADE BIGGEST IMPACT

Both the head coaches at Rutgers and Fresno State proved their programs on the East and West Coasts could cause a stir by developing a fan base that ranks in the Top 10 nationally in attendance.

P22 – NICKAL WINS SCHALLES AWARD

The three-time NCAA champ, who earlier won the Hodge Trophy, talked about picking up little things from his Penn State teammates to refine his style as he won college wrestling’s pinning award a second time.

P23 – KERKVLIET WINS JUNIOR SCHALLES AWARD

The four-time Minnesota state champ was on the mat for just 15 minutes this past winter as the former World Cadet champ got 21 pins in 22 matches wrestled in a season also shortened by an off-season injury.

P24 – HOCH NAMED JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

The former college wrestler from Binghamton overcame his bitterness from the sport and uses his photography to show how all wrestlers have “The Fire Inside” and how that ends up helping them later in life.

P26 – BEAT THE STREETS

The Gala, which raises money for inner-city wrestlers in New York, took place at the Garden’s Hulu Theatre where Jordan Burroughs beat former Hodge Trophy wrestler-turned-MMA star Ben Askren.

P29 – WIN’S RECRUITING RANKINGS

Carson Kharchla of Ohio and Greg Kerkvliet of Minnesota headline a Class of 2019 that made Ohio State the top team in terms of bringing in talent for a second straight year.

P33 – WTT CHALLENGE – GRECO-ROMAN

Among the men who emerged from the tournament in Raleigh, N.C. were a group of Marines that are ready to challenge the strong Army team and many who grew out of college wrestling’s RTC programs.

P39 – WTT CHALLENGE – WOMEN’S FREESTYLE

Lauren Louive and Kayla Miracle of the Hawkeye Wrestling Club both earned spots in the Final X and hope to generate more talk of programs like Iowa starting a Division I women’s program some day.

P45 – NATIONAL WRESTLING HALL OF FAME – 2019 CLASS

Carl Adams, Rich Lorenzo, Brandon Paulson and Townsend Saunders all will be inducted next month as Distinguished Members into the Hall of Fame. Find out each of their accomplishments as well as who the other members are of this year’s NHOF class.

P50 – FINN COLUMN – ARE EMERGING YOUNG STARS FORCING EARLIER RETIREMENTS?

Recently, Logan Stieber and Tony Ramos announced they were done competing at the age of 28, which was once considered the peak age to compete on the Senior level. Ramos talks about how today’s technology led to young wrestlers learning to beat more experienced wrestlers like Ramos.

– 52 Oversized Pages of Content. Enjoy!

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