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Get your WIN Magazine’s Commemorative Olympics Edition
USA Wrestling has never enjoyed a better Summer Olympics than the 2020 Games that were held this past month in Tokyo, Japan, … and WIN Magazine was there to capture all the biggest moments to took place in Japan. Among the biggest moments was seeing Tamyra Mensah Stock, David Taylor and Gable Steveson win gold medals and become the faces of USA Wrestling.
And now you can keep all those memories with you in the latest issue of WIN Magazine, which was printed on Aug. 20 and is also now available in digital form. Click here or call 888-305-0606 to subscribe to WIN Magazine.
The following is a closer look at all of the stories that appear in the last issue of WIN:
Page 8 – THE OLYMPIC CHARACTER OF TEAM USA
USA Wrestling’s executive director Rich Bender, as well as national team coaches Bill Zadick and Terry Steiner, explain how their wrestlers did more than capture nine Olympic medals in Tokyo.
Page 10 – WRESTLING FOUND ITS OLYMPIC TV HOME
Even though fans had to work to find NBC’s Olympic Channel and stay up late to watch what was happening in Japan, they enjoyed live action and commentaries by John Smith and Jordan Burroughs.
Page 17 – PAYING THE PRICE OF GOLD
The three gold medalists — David Taylor and Gable Steveson in men’s freestyle and Tamyra Mensah Stock in women’s freestyle — all shared the common ingredients in becoming USA’s latest Olympic champs.
Page 18 – RECORD PAYDAY FOR OLYMPIC MEDALISTS
USA Wrestling announced that the nine medalists from the 2020 Games will collect a record $950,000 from the “Living the Dream” fund that was set up a few years ago to benefit America’s Olympic and World medal winners.
Page 19 – WATCH OUT FOR TEAM USA WOMEN
Japan, the host country, celebrated in seeing its women freestylers win four of the six gold medals, but the American women showed they are ready to challenge the Eastern power by also collecting four medals in Tokyo.
Page 20 – MEDAL MEMORY MAKERS
Six other American wrestlers — silver medalists Adeline Gray and Kyle Snyder and bronze medalists Kyle Dake, Thomas Gilman, Sarah Hildebrandt and Helen Maroulis — helped USA earn its most medals since 1984.
Page 23 – WARMED UP FOR THE WORLDS
Eight of the nine Olympic medalists accepted the offer to also represent their weight classes at the 2021 UWW Worlds this October, while the other 22 World spots will be decided at the World Team Trials in September.
Page 26 – MEN’S FREESTYLE MATCH HIGHLIGHTS
All 20 matches contested by the five men’s freestyle wrestlers, which led to 16 wins, one gold, one silver, and three bronze medals, included many exciting moments and second-chance opportunities.
Page 28 – WOMEN’S FREESTYLE MATCH HIGHLIGHTS
The six women who wrestled in Tokyo won 15 of 21 matches as Tamyra Mensah Stock won USA’s second all-time gold medal while veterans Adeline Gray and Helen Maroulis celebrated after dealing with past setbacks.
Page 30 – GRECO-ROMAN MATCH HIGHLIGHTS
G’Angelo Hancock won the only match among the four Americans who competed in the upper-body style of wrestling while Ildar Hafizov, Alejandro Sancho and John Stefanowicz also represented Team USA in Greco.
Page 31 – PLAYING CATCH-UP
The United States wasn’t able to take home a Greco medal from Tokyo. Both John Stefanowicz and Ildar Hafizov believe the Americans must do a better job with par-terre, which is so prevalent in today’s Greco.
Page 41 – RMN FEATURE: LEGENDS OF GOLD
Terry Pack, who founded this wrestling club in South Dakota, talks about how he uses motivational messages to reach today’s young wrestlers who hope to become tomorrow’s Olympians.
Plus columns by Dan Gable, John Klessinger, Zach Even Esh, Rob Sherrill, Kyle Klingman, Sandy Stevens, Bryan Van Kley and Mike Finn