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Current Issue and Digital Information

The following is a list of stories that readers can find in the latest issue of WIN Magazine (Vol. 25, Issue 3), which includes coverage of several holiday tournaments as well as the NWCA Multi-Divisional National Duals and special features on the continuing growth of girls’ high school wrestling, recruiting needs of ever-growing smaller college programs and how several highly-ranked former preps spend a year training at the Olympic Training Center before taking on college wrestling.

The issue was printed and mailed on Jan. 18, 2019. Click here to subscribe to WIN Magazine or call 888-305-0606.


P 8 – VIRGINIA CHALLENGE HOLIDAY DUALS – A state of California team won both the elementary and middle-school team titles at a “Mecca of Youth Wrestling” in December in Virginia Beach, Va.

Pg 9 – DAVID TAYLOR Q&A ON MILLENNIALS – Don’t call David Taylor a millennial, that generation all needs to wrestle so they learn to work hard and enjoy the process of reaching their goals in the sport and life.

Pg 11 – KYLE DAKE COLUMN – The World champion gets to the heart of what holds many back in every sport — a fear of losing. Those who actually excel learn to “embrace failure,” as the only way to quickly improve.

Pg 14 – ADELINE GRAY Q&A – The four-time World champ said coaches are the key to letting all wrestlers — boys and girls — know that when both genders hit the mat, they are only one thing, athletes. And how that fact eliminates many other issues.

Pg – 16 WIN’s COLLEGE RANKINGS – Since December, there are three No. 1s in WIN’s rankings presented by Cliff Keen Athletic, find out how all the weight classes are setting up with 2 months to go in the season.

P 19 – ASICS RACE FOR THE HODGE TROPHY – Two Penn State wrestlers, returning champs Jason Nolf and Bo Nickal, have scored bonus points in every bout as of mid-January and are racking up a lot of pins. The pair of Lions are front-runners for the Hodge.

P 20 – TIME TO MAKE A NAME – A pair of wrestlers from both Northwestern (Sebastian Rivera & Ryan Deakin) and Princeton (Matt Kolodzik and Pat Brucki) captured historic championships at the Midlands with dreams of bigger postseason goals.

P 23 – LOUISVILLE BLOWS ITS HORN – The Kentucky community, better known for basketball and baseball bats, would like for the nation’s wrestling community to consider it as a host site for events like NCAAs and USA Wrestling Senior-level events.

P 24 – RECRUITING IS THE KEY – Smaller colleges continue to show the most growth, but many of those new programs are putting increased emphasis on finding the right types of kids to fill their rosters while prep numbers decrease slightly.

 P 25 – NWCA MULTI-DIVISIONAL NATIONAL DUALS – St. Cloud, Augsburg, Grand View, Northwest Kansas Tech and McKendree won the five different tourneys in an event that also drew plenty of younger wrestlers to the Louisville Kentucky Expo & Freedom Hall.

P 30 – PUTTING COLLEGE ON HOLD – Aaron Brooks and DJ Shannon, who will eventually wrestle at Ohio State and Illinois, are two of the more recent from high school stand-outs to first spend a year with the OTC’s Elite Accelerator Program.

Pg 31 – WIN’S HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS – With the holiday season prep events behind us, WIN’s High School Rankings, presented by EZ Flex, show who the top preps are in every weight after battling for tourney titles over the last month.

Pg 39 – KYLE KLINGMAN COLUMN – Is wrestling “fun” or not? Klingman dissects the issue, with comments by long-time coach J Robinson. We’re in an era of redefining what wrestling really is, possibly an “old-school” view of it vs. an alternative “new” way of looking at training hard and enjoying it.

 P 35 – GIRLS GROWTH – Women’s wrestling continues to grow as Iowa became the latest state to announce it was going to start and officially recognize a post-season tournament for female wrestlers.

 P 40 – SEVEN MINUTES WITH GABLE STEVESON – The true freshman, ranked No. 1 nationally, speaks to Trackwrestling’s Andy Hamilton about special moments in his young life and changes he’d like to make to the sport.

P 41 – BUSINESS OF WRESTLING: RESILITE – Now in its 60th year, this family-owned company located in Pennsylvania has excelled in offering both their classic wrestling mats and a “LiteWeight” mat that gives coaches and events options to meet their needs.

P 42 – RMN EVENTS’ WESTERN ROUND-UP – Nebraska’s Paul Ruff and Colorado’s Jasylnn Gallegos have excelled by listening to an “inner coach” as they’ve learned to overcome tough times detailed in this feature by Rocky Mountain National Events.

Plus columns/Q&As by Dan Gable, Sandy Stevens, Ben Peterson, Mike Chapman, Wayne Baughman, Bryan Van Kley and Mike Finn.

56 Oversized Pages of Content.


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