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April 2021 WIN Magazine Now Available

Be it historically short, the 2021 NCAA wrestling season came to an end last month when a form of all three divisions of national tournaments where held; one year the COVID pandemic cancelled the 2020 national tournament and delayed the start of this season until January.

Nothing was common among the national tournament as a small percentage of fans were actually able to watch, especially in St. Louis’ Enterprise Center when the Iowa Hawkeyes captured the school’s 24th all-time NCAA Div. I team championship while ten All-Americans won individual titles.

Among those champs was Iowa’s 125-pound Spencer Lee and Minnesota heavyweight Gable Steveson, who dominated their weight classes and also later were both named winners of the WIN Magazine/Culture House Dan Hodge Trophy, presented by ASICS.

In this latest issue of WIN, printed on March 30, you will find features on all ten champions as well as notes and quotes of all 10 weight classes in this issue … as well as other stories on the many other college national championships that were held in March.

Click here to subscribe to WIN Magazine or call 888-305-0606 to receive this issue, which is also available in digital form.

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

Page 8 – BALANCING JOY & PAIN — Perhaps no college championship creates more happiness and sadness over a three-day period than the Division I Nationals, where a school celebrates winning a team title, but must also dealing with the pain of seeing great individuals loses. That is what happened to Iowa, which still found “joy” in its accomplishment, while both Penn State and Oklahoma State found plenty of positives despite not winning a team title.

Page 9 – LEE & STEVESON – 2021 HODGE WINNERS – For just the second time in the 27-year history the Dan Hodge Trophy, both Iowa’s Spencer Lee and Minnesota’s Gable Steveson will receive the award presented to the sport’s most dominant wrestler.

Page 10 – WASHINGTON STATE WRESTLING UPDATE – Fred Green of Port Orchard, Wash., finally got a chance to celebrate winning an NCAA championship, when he won a Division II title for Colorado Mesa after first wrestling at Boise State and Virginia.

Page 11 – IKWF-ILLINOIS/USA WRESTLING UPDATE – The most notable current former state of Illinois collegiate wrestler just won NCAA Division I championship — Austin O’Connor, formerly of Chicago — earned North Carolina’s first championship since 1996.

Page 46 – NCAA DIVISION II CHAMPIONSHIPS – Almost fittingly, St. Cloud State edged Nebraska-Kearney for its third straight team title … thanks in large part to the first championship won by Kameron Teacher in the final bout in St. Louis.

Page 48 – NWCA DIVISION III CHAMPIONSHIPS – Many of the 298 wrestlers from the Div. III schools that competed in this national tournament in Coralville talked about how grateful they were that the National Wrestling Coaches Association could create something new.

Page 49 – NAIA CHAMPIONSHIPS – Just when it looked like Grand View might win a record-10th team championship in Park City, Kan., Life University from Georgia and coached by a GV alum stunned the No. 1-ranked Vikings..

Page 50 – WOMEN’S COLLEGE CHAMPIONSHIPS = Sam Schmitz and Lee Miracle, the head coaches of the two national championship teams of McKendree and Campbellsville, spoke about the difference in coaching women, compared to men.

 

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

 

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