January issue of WIN Magazine is now available

Updated: January 12, 2024

It is definitely the “dual” part of the season for wrestling this time of the year and the NWCA Multi-Division National Duals in Cedar Falls the first weekend of 2024 kicked things off in style as Central Oklahoma (Div. II), Wartburg (Div. III), Life U. (NAIA men and women), Iowa (women) and Bellarmine (NCWA) left the UNI-Dome with championships.

Highlights from this year’s National Duals … as well as all the great action that took place over the holidays … are just part of what you will find in the latest issue of WIN Magazine, which was printed on Jan. 11.

Check out the following list of stories, columns, rankings and results that you will find in this month’s issue, which is also available in digital form. Click here or call 888-305-0606 to subscribe to WIN Magazine and get the newest issue.

 Page 7 – IKWF-ILLINOIS/USA WRESTLING NOTEBOOK – It was a big two days for the North Central women as they dominated the women’s field at the 59th annual Midlands while the Don Flavin tournament brought out some of Illinois’ best preps over the holidays.

Page 8 – IOWA USA WRESTLING NOTEBOOK – Mark Rial continues to share his love for Greco-Roman wrestling that allowed him to excel over 15 years ago, while the Moyer Elite young wrestlers won the state’s dual championship for club teams.

Page 10 – KANSAS USA WRESTLING NOTEBOOK – There were 36 boys and girls wrestlers who captured the state’s Triple Crown honors this past year as they won championships in folkstyle, freestyle and Greco-Roman.

Page 11 – FLORIDA NOTEBOOK – The Florida Phoenix women’s wrestling club in Tampa, and led by Daisy Santos are spotlighted this month as well as young wrestlers Abby DiCenzo, Erin Rizzuto and Callie Alfieri.

Page 12 – ISU WRESTLERS STEP IN AS GOOD SAMARITANS – On a West-Coast trip wrestling Cal Baptist and Arizona State, members of Cyclones team were able to help find a lost one-year-old boy who went missing in the team’s hotel.

Page 22 – HAWKEYES WIN SOLDIER SALUTE – Emotions flared up in the two finals involving the Ferrari brothers and Iowa wrestlers Caleb Rathjen and Zach Glazier. Iowa coaches also got a better look at possible team starters heading into the second semester.

Page 23 – WISCONSIN’S LIEGEL SHINED AT MIDLANDS – Competing in NCAA Division I after spending the past three years winning three Division III All-American honors, including a title, at Loras, this Badger won one of the ten individual titles at the prestigious holiday event.

Page 24 – ANDERSON BECAME A BELIEVER AT SCUFFLE – This Gardner-Webb wrestler did not think he was good enough to compete at the Division I level, but has now become the North Carolina school’s first ever champ at this January event in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Page 25 – NCWA MULTI-DIVISION NATIONAL DUALS – The championship exploits of Central Oklahoma (Div. II), Wartburg (Div. III), Iowa women (NCAA), Bellarmine (NCWA) and both the Life University men’s and women’s teams (NAIA) are featured over six pages.

Page 31 – SISTERS FOR ALL – The McBryde sisters of Buffalo, N.Y., and their Life U. coaches did not let Islamic religious restrictions prevent them from excelling and sharing their love for wrestling at this school outside Atlanta, Ga.

Page 38 – UNITED IN SPIRIT – Ulster may be a small rural community in the state of Pennsylvania, but Dave Patrick and many other coaches from the area are creating opportunities for young wrestlers at the United Training Facility.

Also …

• WIN publisher Bryan Van Kley examines how a new NCAA proposal for paying athletes could impact wrestling;

• Legendary Dan Gable praises the NWCA National Duals for providing something that wrestling needs;

• Maryland high school coach John Klessinger talks about the need to be fearless in wrestling and life;

Kyle Klingman tries to explain the somewhat confusing team-scoring rules of a women’s college freestyle dual meet;

• High school columnist Rob Sherrill provides a list of all the state’s postseason tournament dates and locations;

Tristan Warner points out that wrestlers must earn, not deserve their success;

• WIN founder Mike Chapman shows how wrestlers from the past and present showcase the sport;

Sandy Stevens credits USA Wrestling’s Pete Isais and his staff for making the Fargo experience in July so memorable;

• WIN editor Mike Finn talks about the special emotional moments, which many do not see, in events like the National Duals.