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The following is a list of stories that readers can find in the latest issue of WIN Magazine (Vol. 25, Issue 4), which has a strong emphasis on high school and youth wrestling. You will find a special feature on Lake Highland Prep’s rise from a small Florida high school program to a national power, national high school rankings in both boys’ and girls’ wrestling … and recaps of the AAU Winter Nationals and Tulsa Nationals that took place in January. You will also find plenty of college stories, including a preview of the eight national-qualifying tournaments as well as plenty of opinions on new collegiate rules this winter.

The issue was printed and mailed on Feb. 8, 2019. Click here to subscribe to WIN Magazine or call 888-305-0606. Use Promo Code “February” to start subscription with this print edition


Page 6 – VAN KLEY COLUMN – CHANGE FOLKSTYLE RULES RADICALLY – It’s time for a radical change to folkstyle wrestling rules — a three-point near-fall, cumulative match scores result in dual scores, and “freestyle-type” push-out on the edge. Schalles, Dake and Taylor give their feedback.

Page 8 – AAU WINTER NATIONALS  — In this special four-page section, there is a look back at this year’s event that was held in Omaha in January, a special commentary of a wrestling mom and a future look at AAU Wrestling.

Page 12 – PALAZZO POWER AT LAKE HIGHLAND PREP  — Mike Palazzo, a Chicago native, used his northern wrestling roots to help him create a national powerhouse out of a small Class A high school in Orlando, Florida.

Page 13 – DAKE COLUMN – FREESTYLE PUSH-OUT – Four-time NCAA champ and World champ Dake gives feedback on current collegiate rules; make the push-out and action on the edge like freestyle.

Page 15 – TAYLOR Q&A – THREE-POINT TD; TURNING TIME NOT RIDING TIME – The two-time Hodge winner and 2018 World champ said improving folkstyle is easy, simple reward offense to a much greater level and these current “subjective calls” will take care of themselves.

Page 18 – GRAY COLUMN – TRAVELING THE WORLD – Four-time World champ Adeline Gray has experienced a lot through the sport of wrestling; and shares about how Wifi is the key to staying connected to family/friends while on the road experiencing cultures around the world.

Page 19 – SHERRILL COLUMN – JR. HODGE CANDIDATES – Find out who some of the front-runners are for the prestigious Jr. Dan Hodge Trophy awarded to the top prep wrestler in the U.S, awarded annually by WIN and the AAU.

Page 20/25 – HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS – BOYS/GIRLS – Check the weight by weight rankings for both boys and girls in all the weight classes. WIIN’s High School Boys Rankings are presented each month by EZ Flex; the Girls Rankings are put out by USA Wrestling, Flo and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Page 24 – HISTORY MAKERS IN GIRLS WRESTLING  — Photographer John Johnson provides comprehensive pictorial coverage of the historic first-ever girls high school state tournament held in Iowa in January.

Page 29 – TULSA NATIONALS  — Take a look at all the winners of this prestigious youth wrestling event, open to boys and girls between ages 6 and 15 and held for the 64th straight year in Oklahoma.

Page 30 – NAVY SUMMER CAMPS  — Wrestlers can choose between highly-competitive Navy SEALS training and a Father Son event at the many camps that will be held this summer in the Wesley Brown Field House in Annapolis, Md.

Page 31 – THE CLASH  — Oak Park River Forest High School in Illinois defeated Waverly-Shell Rock in Iowa to capture the championship at the 17th annual dual meet tournament in Rochester, Minn., in January.

Page 32 – THE ROADS TO PITTSBURGH  — What teams and wrestlers are expected to win the eight NCAA-qualifying tournaments in early March, which eventually will help send 330 wrestlers to the NCAA Division I tournament in the Steel City?

Page 34 – WIN’S COLLEGE RANKINGS – Presented each month by Cliff Keen Athletic, check out the early February WIN collegiate rankings for Division I and see the new top-ranked 149-pounder after a No. 1 vs. No. 2 New Jersey showdown.

Page 37 – CONTROLLING THE SHOW  — Today’s college wrestlers display their emotions, but some like Iowa’s Austin DeSanto have cost their team unsportsmanlike points.

Page 38 – UNWELCOME ATTENTION — Wrestling referees would rather go unnoticed, but have been forced into the national spotlight because of college wrestling’s controversial rules.

Page 44 – RUDIS  — In a short time, this apparel company with a unique name and logo has created quite a stir for the wrestling community.

Page 47 – NEBRASKA SUMMER CAMPS — Few NCAA Division I college summer camps can offer more home-grown NCAA, World and Olympic-level clinicians than what Husker coach Mark Manning has produced in Lincoln, Neb.

Page 48 – TRACKWRESTLING’S SEVEN MINUTES — Andy Hamilton spends the length of a college wrestling match with Northern Colorado’s Troy Nickerson, who has used his NCAA championship resume in building a recreated program in Greeley, Colo.

Page 50 – RMN EVENTS’ OUTWEST ROUND-UP  — Bill Barron tells the stories about Jaxon Garoutte and the Steel City Club in Colorado and the New Jersey twins Nicky and Ricky Cabanillas who have all excelled in various Rocky Mountain National events.

Plus columns/Q&As by Kyle Dake, David Taylor, Adeline Gray, Dan Gable, Sandy Stevens,  Mike Chapman, Wayne Baughman, Bryan Van Kley and Mike Finn.

64 Oversized Pages of Content.


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