Latest WIN Magazine previews Fargo & Olympics & Age-Group Worlds

Updated: July 2, 2024

The next few months are going to be busy for some of the United States better freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestlers, beginning with the 16U/Junior Nationals in Fargo, N.D., in July and followed by the Paris Olympics in August and several other age-group World Championships through October.

The latest issue of WIN Magazine, printed June 28, provides readers an insight and preview of all these great events where USA’s finest young wrestlers show off their skills.

The following is a page breakdown of many of the stories and columns that appear in the latest issue of WIN Magazine.

Page 20 – 2024 OLYMPIC PREVIEW – MEN’S FREESTYLE – Among the six Americans competing at this style in Paris are past medal winners Kyle Dake and Kyle Snyder, and newcomers Spencer Lee, Zain Retherford, Aaron Brooks and Mason Parris.

Page 24 – 2024 OLYMPIC PREVIEW – WOMEN’S FREESTYLE – Three-time Olympian Helen Maroulis leads a group that includes other returnees like Sarah Hildebrandt and Kayla Miracle, as well as Olympic rookies Dom Parrish, Amit Elor and Kennedy Blades.

Page 26 – 2024 OLYMPIC PREVIEW – GRECO-ROMAN – Former World silver medalist Adam Coon and Joe Rau finally get their chance to compete in the Olympics after coming up short in 2021 while Payton Jacobson represents a new generation of Greco wrestlers.

Philip Espinosa (left)

Page 36 – RMN EVENTS FEATURE ON PHILIP ESPINOSA –This nine-year-old wrestler (pictured, on top) from Calvary Christian School in Santa Ana, Calif., has won numerous Rocky Mountain Nationals events, but is still learning more about the sport and life from coaches like Sal Garcia, who coaches the Rough House Wrestling Club tied to this Christian school in Southern California.

Page 38 – AGE-GROUP WORLD TEAMS – A total of 57 young men will represent the United States between August and October after they won their weight classes at the U17, U20 and U23 World Team Trials the past three months.

Plus, columnists …

• Bryan Van Kley, WIN’s publisher, relives the experience of watching his son learn the sport from World and Olympic champ Kyle Snyder;

• Tristan Warner, former college wrestler, points out the five most underrated muscle groups to help young wrestlers;

• Dan Gable, legendary wrestler and coach, believes the possible success of Americans in Paris could help the sport before the 2028 Olympic Games in Los Angeles;

• John Klessinger, Maryland high school coach, challenges young wrestlers and coaches about what “success” really means;

• Kyle Klingman of Flo Wrestling looks back at some of the most historic moments in wrestling history;

• Mike Chapman, WIN founder, morns the passing of former Navy coach Reg Wicks, while welcoming Barry Davis return to coaching at Navy;

• Rob Sherrill, longtime high school columnist; previews the 2024 16U/Junior Nationals in Fargo;

• Sandy Stevens, Hall of Fame public address announcer, examines the life of former wrestler and explorer Will Steger;

• Mike Finn, WIN editor, celebrates to work of WIN’s retiring office manager Michele Worthington, who went beyond the call in helping so many subscribers and advertisers.

Plus, training tips from strength coach Zach Even-Esh, former NCAA champ Gene Mills and Pennsylvania high school coach Kyle Martin.

Plus, notebooks on the exploits on wrestlers from Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Florida and South Dakota.

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