August issue of WIN Magazine is now available

Updated: August 3, 2023

The 2023 U.S. Marines Junior/16U Nationals were recently held in Fargo, N.D., and WIN Magazine was there to capture the most exciting and newsworthy moments of the events from high school boys and girls who packed the Fargodome in record numbers.

And many of those stories can be found in the latest issue of WIN Magazine, which is being mailed on August 3 and will be available soon in digital form. Click here or call 888-305-0606 to get this issue and subscribe to WIN Magazine.

Below is a page listing of the features, including a preview of this year’s World Championships that will take place in Serbia in September, which you will find in this issue.

Page 8 – BEATING THE FAME GAME – Four young wrestlers — Elijah Diakomihalis, Kyler Larkin, Michael Mocco and Hayden Schwab — all won Fargo titles and are used to questions about continuing the legacies of their fathers or older brothers.

Page 9 – ILLINOIS/USA WRESTLING NOTEBOOK – Team Illinois won both the 16U Greco-Roman and women’s Junior freestyle team championships and Aaron Stewart and Kannon Webster were double winners in the Fargodome.

Page 10 – WEST REGION NOTEBOOK – Farmington, Utah, was the place to be for 10 days in June as The Turf Wars, Western State Championships and Kids Nationals were held consecutively.

Page 11 – IOWA USA WRESTLING NOTEBOOK – Kyler Knaack, Dreshaun Ross and Tate Naaktgeboren led Team Iowa with double titles and were among the 11 champions and 50 All- Americans the state produced in six tournaments in Fargo.

Page 12 – KANSAS USAW WRESTLING NOTEBOOK – 10 wrestlers from this state earned All-American honors in Fargo, including Ezekiel Witt of Junction City, who claimed fifth at 100 pounds in Junior freestyle before representing Team USA at the 17U World Championships.

Page 22 – UWW WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS PREVIEW – Take a closer look at the American wrestlers in men’s and women’s freestyle and Greco-Roman who will compete in 2023 UWW Senior World Championships in Serbia this September.

Page 25 – UWW WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS HISTORY – See the historical breakdown of how the United States has fared in every World Championship and Olympics in men’s freestyle, Greco-Roman and women’s freestyle.

Page 28 – JUNIOR NATIONALS NOTEBOOK – Leo Deluca of New Jersey dominated a tough field at 120 pounds in men’s freestyle, while Vince Bouzakis of Pennsylvania became the latest of his family to honor the memory of their late brother.

Page 30 – 16U NATIONALS NOTEBOOK – Both Triple Crown winners in this age group came from the state of Iowa, including Dreshaun Ross of Fort Dodge, while Team Illinois challenged their Midwest neighbors for most Fargo 16U champs and AAs.

Page 34 – WOMEN’S FREESTYLE NOTEBOOK – The Junior and 16U Outstanding Wrestlers, respectively, were Sabrina Nauss of Michigan and Bella Williams of Oklahoma, while Jaclyn Dehney of Massachusetts and Piper Fowler of Tennessee also made history.

Page 38 – KONG UNITED STILL THE KINGS – Anthony Ciolino and Nick Garone created a brotherhood among some of the nation’s best wrestlers in this team that recently captured a sixth NHSCA Duals championship.

Page 40 – RMN EVENTS FEATURE – Born in Ukraine, Ivan “Vonn” Fenn found an even bigger adopted family in Arizona, where he won a state championship this season as well as RMN national titles in freestyle and folkstyle.

Plus, you will find columns and Q&As by:

  • Dan Gable, on why this may be the greatest era in American wrestling;
  • John Klessinger, on the toughness of Fargo women’s freestyle champ Alex Szkotnicki;
  • Tristan Warner, on whether the new NCAA rules are fair;
  • Rob Sherrill, on putting into context Idaho’s Junior Greco title and analyzing WIN’s Fargo finalists predictions;
  • Mike Chapman, who looks back at the very first Junior Nationals in 1971;
  • Sandy Stevens, on the three generations of Bowling-family wrestlers in Fargo;
  • Al Fontes, on why Idaho captured its first Fargo team championship;
  • Bryan Van Kley, on praising kids for competing in a sport as tough as wrestling, and how to use that to help in recruiting new kids;
  • Mike Finn, on why the unity of women’s wrestling is good for the sport;

… as well as training and technique pieces by Zach Even Esh, J Robinson and Eric Everard.