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There was plenty of excitement and emotions at the 2021 Olympic Trials in April when 18 spots on the three teams — six each in men’s freestyle, women’s freestyle and Greco-Roman — were decided … and WIN has provided readers a comprehensive review of the event in Fort Worth, Texas.

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The following is a list of other stories that appear in this issue of WIN Magazine.

Page 8 – TRIAL OF EMOTIONS

The 2021 Olympic Trials in Fort Worth, Texas, once again led to many tears — from both winners and losers — that also showed why this highest level of the sport is so special.

Page 10 – WASHINGTON STATE WRESTLING UPDATE

Emma Bruntil, Cameron Guerin and Brenda Reyna all won national titles for McKendree University, while two-time state placer Levi Kovacs of Tahoma High is looking forwards to a college career.

Page 11 – IKWF-ILLINOIS/USA WRESTLING UPDATE

Joe Rau, the former college champ from Elmhurst College, announced his retirement from Greco-Roman wrestling after losing in the Olympic Trials final, but also is challenging the officiating from his two bouts in Texas.

Page 18 – KINGS OF THE MOUNTAIN

No sport at Penn State is currently stronger than wrestling, especially after the Nittany Lion WC is sending four athletes to the 2021 Olympics, including three whose careers were revitalized in State College.

Page 25 – AMERICAN DREAMER

Ildar Hafizov has seen his financial gamble of leaving his native Uzbekistan for the U.S. come to fruition as the Greco-Roman wrestler qualified for his second Olympics, a first in a Team USA singlet.

Page 30 – MAKING OF A SUPERHERO

Olympian and World champ Tamyra Mensah-Stock has learned to balance her toughness on the mat with her sweetness off the mat, and compares herself to strong cartoon characters … and characteristics.

Page 37 – NHSCA NATIONALS

The pandemic forced this tournament to be cancelled in 2020, but Michael Kilic, Matthew Singleton and Nicholas Feldman all returned to Virginia Beach to capture second champions as highly-ranked juniors.

Page 38 – USA WRESTLING FOLKSTYLE NATIONALS

Hunter Garvin of Iowa and Piersen Manville of Pennsylvania were among the OWs that also won two of the six age-group tournaments that took place in the UNI-Dome.

Page 39 – ADIDAS NATIONALS

The annual event in Independence, Mo., welcomed over 1,400 wrestlers from 33 states, including Hawaii, to compete in 15 different tournaments inside the Cable Dahmer Arena.

Page 41 – JOURNEYMAN NYS STATES

When the New York State Public High School Athletic Association chose to cancel its state tournament, Frank Popolizio of the Journeyman WC was ready to create a substitute event for these NY wrestlers.

Page 46 – NJCAA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Clackamas Community College from Oregon won a third JUCO team title but the Cougars found themselves in a tight battle with Western Wyoming that set a NJCAA record with 10 All-Americans.

Page 47 – OUTWEST FEATURE

Sal Gonzales of the Toros Wrestling Club in California writes about how they use the club to help kids deal with the social and cultural challenges that are prevalent in the news today.

Plus columns and commentary by Dan Gable, John Klessinger, Mike Chapman, Sandy Stevens and Kyle Klingman.

 

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