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What were the biggest stories from Fargo 2022?
USA Wrestling’s Junior/16U Nationals took place in late July and WIN Magazine was there to capture the biggest stories that took place in in Fargo, N.D., July 16-22. You will find those stories and notes and results from the six age-group and style tournaments in freestyle and Greco-Roman that took place in the FargoDome in the latest issue of WIN Magazine, which was printed Aug. 3.
You will also find timely columns by Dan Gable, John Klessinger, Sandy Stevens, Kyle Klingman, Mike Chapman, Bryan Van Kley and Mike Finn … as well as training/technique pieces and a special feature on the retirement of Steve Fraser as well as women’s official from Texas.
Below is a listing of many of those stories:
Page 10 – WASHINGTON NOTEBOOK
London Houston, a two-time Washington state high school champ from Federal Way, is going through a time of reflection as she overcomes an injury and a transfer to North Central College.
Page 11 – ILLINOIS NOTEBOOK
The annual U.S. Marines Junior/16U Nationals has been a special place for the Land of Lincoln and 2022 in Fargo was no different, especially in Junior Greco where Illinois wrestlers won a 14th-straight team title.
Page 16 – TEAM USA WINS U17 WORLDS
The men’s freestyle team captured its first-ever team title in this age-group international tournament in Rome, where young Americans earned five gold medals and 14 All-American honors.
Page 18 – WIN/SPARTAN COMBAT HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS
The Junior/16U Nationals marked the final high school-aged event of the year. Check out WIN’s final rankings of 2021-22 where several Fargo champs are rated in the Top 5 of their weight classes.
Page 21 – MOMENTS FOR MARK
Team Iowa dominated the Junior Nationals freestyle tournament with a record-tying four champs and many of the state’s team leaders credited the past work of state chair Mark Reiland who died last December.
Page 26 – DOUBLE TROUBLE
No wrestlers in the 16U Nationals made a bigger impact in the FargoDome than Kentucky twins Jaydin and Jordyn Raney, who combined to upset top-ranked wrestlers and win three championships.
Page 29 – BACK ON TRACK
Skylar Hattendorf, who won a first-ever Junior women’s freestyle title for Massachusetts, is all set to start a new competitive life at the Olympic Training Center and pursue an Olympic dream that started at age 5.
Page 32 – MIDWEST NATIONALS
Siblings Dylan Eimer (9th-10th Grade), Cameron Eimer (5th-6th) and Stella Eimer (3rd-4th) were among the young wrestlers who competed in this year’s event in Bloomington, Ill.
Page 34 – FRASER’S NEXT ADVENTURE
No American made a bigger impact in Greco-Roman wrestling than Steve Fraser, who recently announced his retirement from USA Wrestling before the Olympic gold medalist and coach took to the helm of a boat that will run between the Gulf of Mexico and the Great Lakes.
Page 40 – RMN EVENTS FEATURE: KIM HERNANDEZ
This Texas native who is a former wrestler is now officiating, and wants to show more young women about opportunities in the sport. Hernandez was recently named one of RMN’s Rookie Officials of the Year.