Latest issue features ‘Early’ Recruiting ranks, Super 32 and U23 stars

Updated: November 20, 2021

The past month has been great for Nic Bouzakis, the nation’s top 132-pounder from Wyoming Seminary, who recently won a Super 32 Challenge championship belt and headlines Ohio State’s No. 1 “Early” recruiting rankings. The future Buckeye is featured in the recent issue of WIN, which was printed on Nov. 19 and is immediately available in digital form.

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Check out the contents of this issue that also features U23 World champs Tony Cassioppi and Emily Shilson and important columns including by Dan Gable, who talks about getting and keeping young kids in the sport.

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The following is a listing of editorial content in the latest WIN.

Page 8 – ROAD WARRIOR – It’s been quite a journey for Nic Bouzakis — still inspired by the life of his late brother, Greco Roman — he started in Florida, attends Wyoming Seminary, recently won Super 32 and is Ohio State’s top fall recruit.

Page 10 – ILLINOIS NOTEBOOK – U23 World champ and NCAA All-American Tony Cassioppi, NCAA champ Austin O’Connor and Div. III standouts from North Central credit their early success to competing in the Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation.

Page 11 – WASHINGTON NOTEBOOK – Alexio Garcia was named head women’s coach at Toppenish High, Rylen Rogers of Mead will wrestle in college at Michigan, and Nate Moore of White River got his second chance to compete at U23 Worlds.

Page 14 – ATTACK BANDZ GRAPPING FOR GOLD – Hector Garces, a former college wrestler, thought about teaching young wrestlers how to score takedowns and rapidly introducing the sport to more kids when he created the ankle-tag game like flag football.

Page 17 – TREIGNING LAB APP BALANCES WORK AND REST – 2020 Olympic champion David Taylor is the most well-known wrestler who significantly improved his training and move up to a higher weight class by using the smart-phone application created by Sam Calavitta.

Page 21 – WIN’S ‘EARLY’ COLLEGE RECRUITING RANKINGS – Ohio State edges out NC State in WIN’s rankings of the top classes signed in November as each school signed five wrestlers who are ranked in the top 5 of their high school weight classes.

Page 34 – NEW MIDLANDS IS BACK – Tim Cysewski, the former Northwestern coach, is thrilled to bring back the tourney — cancelled last year because of COVID — by honoring the late Ken Kraft and starting a women’s event.

Page 37 – MAKING THE PIECES FIT – No matter if it’s puzzles, fish or wrestling, Junior and U23 World champ Emily

Shilson shares her driven personality she first learned while wrestling for her father.

Page 38 – FUMA’S DEAN HALL – The former Gardner-Webb wrestler has been teaching wrestling and life skills to young men for the past 30 years, including the past five at the Virginia military academy FUMA.

Page 41 – BRIAN KECK PRESEASON NATIONALS – Nearly 3,000 young wrestlers, including 38 former champions, showed up in Des Moines in late October to compete in both the middle and high school tournaments.

Page 42 – SUPER 32 CHALLENGE – Anthony Knox of New Jersey upset a Cadet World champ in Bo Bassett and Nathanael Jesuroga of Iowa beat California’s Aden Valencia to post two of the more notable titles at this annual event in Greensboro, N.C.

Plus, columns by Dan Gable, Mike Chapman, Bryan Van Kley, John Klessinger, Sandy Stevens and Bryan Van Kley.