Happy Holidays from WIN Magazine!

Updated: December 21, 2013

At this time of year, you are hopefully sharing great times with family and friends, wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and looking forward to an even brighter 2014. With that in mind, WIN Magazine also wishes you the best this holiday season and we also are eager to bring you the biggest news of next year.


Here is a preview of what you will find in the next issue of WIN Magazine, which will be mailed on Jan. 7, 2014:

• Several stories on how many college programs are packing their arenas for dual meets. That includes the most recent Iowa vs. Penn State match-up in Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Dec. 21.December 01, 2013

• The resurgence of the Oklahoma University wrestling program — The Sooners have won seven all-time NCAA team championships, but the last one came over 40 years ago in 1974. That may all change in March when Oklahoma — led by third-year coach Mark Cody (right) — may indeed have the firepower to challenge the likes of three-time defending champion Penn State, Iowa and Minnesota.

• The Paddock’s near-tragic road to 1,000 high school wins — Warsaw, N.Y. is located just 50 miles east of Buffalo and that is the hometown of Brad and Jeanie Paddock who have raised nine children, including five boys (below) who have combined to produce over 1,000 career wins on the high school level. But this effort was not easy, especially when the youngest son suffered a serious accident in 2011, which brought together this family more than any wrestling success.

paddock brothers today• Looking back at national high school tournaments — The month of December provided many prestigious high school events like the Walsh Ironman, Reno Tournament of Champions and the Beast of the East. WIN will bring you the stories of those events and a look at the most notable high school wrestlers in this country like Spencer Lee who added an Ironman OW honor to his resume that already included a Cadet World Top-Ten finish in freestyle and a Super 32 championship.

• What ever happened to wrestling’s individual rivalries? — There used to be a time when the best individual wrestlers faced their toughest competition on a regular basis like in the mid-1980s when Kenny Monday of Oklahoma State and Iowa State’s Nate Carr battled each other so hard their mothers got involved.