December WIN Magazine is now available

Updated: December 15, 2023

There is only a week left before Christmas and WIN Magazine would like to make sure you stuff your stockings with the latest issue of WIN (Vol. 30, Issue 3), which was printed on Dec. 15, and has plenty of heartwarming stories for all wrestling fans this special time of year.

In this latest issue, which is also immediately available in digital form, you will find stories from two great events — the prestigious Ironman high school tournament in Ohio and the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational — as well features and columns as the wrestling community wraps up the 2023 calendar year.

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The following is a list of stories that you will find in this issue:

Page 7 – ROADTRIP TO RECOVERY – Motivational speaker Richard Jensen talks about how wrestling helped him overcome alcoholism and even gave him a last chance to wrestle at an Oregon community college at the age of 37.

Page 8 – IKWF-ILLINOIS/USA WRESTLING NOTEBOOK – Dale Eggert of Libertyville High School will be inducted in the Midlands Hall of Fame this month, while the St. Joseph-Ogden Spartan Youth Club is making a big impact.

Page 9 – IOWA USA WRESTLING NOTEBOOK – Brent Jennings and staff have Osage High School building on tradition while youngsters Alexander Pierce, Jack Wallukait and Keaton Henry are Iowa wrestlers to watch.

Page 10 – KANSAS USA WRESTLING NOTEBOOK – The 43rd annual Trailblazer Duals at Gardner-Edgerton High welcomed some of the strongest programs in the Midwest and gave Kansas preps an opportunity to see where they’re at as the new season begins.

Page 11 – FLORIDA NOTEBOOK – Dante Jiovenetta, a former Missouri wrestler, created the IsleStyle Wrestling club in the Florida Keys, where he helps some of his young wrestlers balance training and still being able to go out deep-sea fishing.

Page 12 – SOUTH DAKOTA USA WRESTLING NOTEBOOK – Fargo All-Americans Taylor Graveman and Micah Hach, respectively, show how much girls wrestling has grown in the state and the importance of training in the Olympic styles in the spring and summer.

Page 20 – THE SEM WAY – In capturing the 2023 Ironman team championship with seven finalists and four champions, many of the Wyoming Seminary wrestlers credit their coach Cornelius Robinson, a native of St. Louis.

Page 33 – READY FOR THE BIG TIME – Oklahoma State’s Izzak Olejnik has grown in so many ways since the former California native graduated as a “tiny” prep who first spent five seasons at Northern Illinois.

Page 34 – CALMING THE CHAOS – Former Princeton coach Chris Ayres put away any issues of taking over the Stanford program late in the preseason by leading the Cardinal to plenty of success at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational.

Page 40 – THE WOMEN OF IRONMAN – Among the eight nationally-ranked high school female wrestlers who won championships at the first-ever girls event at Walsh Jesuit High School was Libby Roberts of Washington.

Page 45 – NWCA MULTI-DIVISION NATIONAL DUALS PREVIEW – This event returns to the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls, Iowa, on Jan. 5-6 for the first time since 2011 with nearly 100 teams in six divisions

Page 46 – GRAND VALLEY STATE RETURNS TO VARSITY – Joey Simcoe left a good job at Tiffin to re-ignite an NCAA Division II program that was dropped in 1993 which could now create a model for NCWA programs that would like to transition back to the NCAA.

Page 48 – RMN EVENTS’ OUTWEST UPDATE – Learn about the Hawaiian wrestler Tyger Taam, rated the pound-for-pound best prep wrestler from the islands … a junior two-time champ who will be going for his third straight title this year, and who also hopes to wrestle collegiately on the mainland someday.

Plus, read columns, training/technique pieces and Q&As from:

  • WIN Publisher Bryan Van Kley on how to help wrestlers focus on what they can control in matches to help them reach their full potential;
  • Legendary Dan Gable, who looks at how college wrestling and other sports have changed in the new era of N.I.L.;
  • High school coach John Klessinger on dealing with negative thoughts;
  • Trainer Zach Even Esh on how to peak for the postseason;
  • High school columnist Rob Sherrill on how PA dominated the Ironman, and see what some of the biggest takeaways were from that prestigious event in regards to who looks to be ready for this current season;
  • Long-time public address announcer Sandy Stevens on unique wrestling Christmas gifts;
  • WIN founder Mike Chapman on the late Russ Camilleri;
  • Former college wrestler Tristan Warner on how three NCAA Div. II coaches came together at a scary moment, truly one of the most incredible coaching stories you’ve ever come across;
  • Flowrestling’s Kyle Klingman on if the new rules could force NCAA Div. I wrestling into two divisions where the mid-majors have a separate championships;
  • WIN Editor Mike Finn on how high school wrestling’s greatest stars love facing each other at events like the Ironman.

Also, you find WIN’s NCAA Div. I rankings as well as boys and girls national high school rankings … as well as the ASICS Race of the Hodge Trophy Update.

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