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  • from WIN Magazine 02/25/21 12:45 PM

    BOSTON, Mass. (February 12, 2020) – Spartan Combat™, the combat sports brand of endurance and wellness leader Spartan Race, Inc. (“Spartan”) , has announced it will combine forces with high-quality combat sports brand X-Athletic, forming “Spartan Combat Apparel.” The new brand increases Sparta...

  • from WIN Magazine 02/23/21 5:50 PM

    NEWTON, Iowa — The two-month regular season has come to an end and Iowa, Penn State and Nebraska are considered the top three NCAA Division I teams, according to WIN Magazine’s Feb. 23 national rankings … as the 2021 postseason begins this weekend with five of seven NCAA-qualifying tournaments takin...

  • from WIN Magazine 02/18/21 8:09 PM

    February may be short on the calendar in terms of days, but the month is usually the biggest in terms of state high school postseason events. And for the most part, that is what is happening in this pandemic era as 29 of 49 states, which sponsor high school wrestling, will still host their state [&#...

  • from WIN Magazine 02/18/21 6:33 PM

    From the NWCA.com: In light of the fact that the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships have been cancelled, the NWCA Division III Leadership Group, in consultation with the coaches they represent in their respective regions, would like to provide the best national championship experience possibl...

  • from WIN Magazine 02/15/21 7:13 PM

    Photo: Iowa’s Alex Marinelli (left) and Virginia Tech’s Hunter Bolen are now ranked No. 1 at 165 pounds and 184 pounds, respectively, in WIN’s Feb. 15 rankings NEWTON, IOWA — Iowa’s Alex Marinelli and Virginia Tech’s Hunter Bolen have taken over the top spots at 165 pounds and 184 ...

  • from WIN Magazine 02/12/21 11:48 AM

    Photos: These are the sites of 2021 NCAA Division II Nationals in St. Louis and 2021 Olympic Trials in Ft. Worth that were moved from previous locations. The NCAA and USA Wrestling announced on Feb. 11 that two of its notable tournaments  — the 2021 Division II Championships and 2021 Olympic Trials ...

  • from WIN Magazine 02/12/21 11:19 AM

    INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA has announced the pre-allocations and first coaches ranking for the 2021 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. The weight class conference champion in each qualifying tournament will earn an automatic qualifier to the national championships. Each conference was awarded add...

  • from WIN Magazine 02/11/21 7:01 AM

    Photo: Nearly a 50-pound difference did not stop Ohio State’s Kyle Snyder (top) from beating NC State’s two-time champion Nick Gwiazdowski in sudden victory of the heavyweight final in the 2016 NCAA Championships in New York City’s Madison Square Garden. Note: The following story, written by WIN fou...

  • from WIN Magazine 02/11/21 12:25 AM

    Photo: Nearly a 50-pound difference did not stop Ohio State’s Kyle Snyder (top) from beating NC State’s two-time champion Nick Gwiazdowski in sudden victory of the heavyweight final in the 2016 NCAA Championships in New York City’s Madison Square Garden. Note: The following story, written by WIN fou...

  • from WIN Magazine 02/09/21 9:59 PM

    Photo: Richard Figueroa (left) of Selma High and Joey Cruz of Fresno met in the 113-pound California state finals a year ago. Having to wait until spring, they are the No. 1- and No. 2-ranked guys at 120. (WIN file photo) The following are WIN Magazine’s updated 2020-21 High School Rankings that app...

  • from WIN Magazine 02/09/21 10:28 AM

    The top-ranked Iowa wrestling program has postponed its away dual meet with Penn State, which was scheduled for this Friday in State College, Pa.. The university’s athletic department, at the direction of the University of Iowa medical team, announced today that the Hawkeye program is pausing all te...

  • from WIN Magazine 02/08/21 9:16 PM

    Photo: Eric Schultz, a three-time NCAA qualifier for Nebraska, is now ranked No. 1 at 197 pounds in WIN Magazine’s Feb. 8 rankings. (Huskers.com photo) NEWTON, Iowa — Nebraska senior Eric Schultz has taken over the top spot at 197 pounds in WIN Magazine’s Feb. 8 NCAA Division I national wrestl...

  • from WIN Magazine 02/08/21 5:12 PM

    USA Wrestling, Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics and the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee have collectively decided that the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Wrestling, originally scheduled for April 4-5, 2020, will not be held at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pennsylvania. US...

  • from WIN Magazine 02/05/21 8:24 PM

    In the wake of the NCAA announcing that the national governing body for college sports was cancelling the Division III nationals for a second straight year, USA Wrestling — the governing body for amateur wrestling — is preparing to offer another postseason national tournament for those D-III schools...

  • from WIN Magazine 02/04/21 5:29 PM

    Photo: Since 2012, when Missouri moved from the Big 12 to the SEC in all sports but wrestling — which competes in the Mid-American Conference — the Tiger program —under the tutelage of head coach Brian Smith (back right) — has produced three of the school’s individual NCAA championships in all sport...

  • from WIN Magazine 02/04/21 4:59 PM

    From NCAA.com Due to low participation numbers among member schools, NCAA Division III winter championships are canceled for the 2020-21 academic year. Editor’s Note: This includes Division III wrestling, which was scheduled to hold its 2021 nationals, March 12-13 in LaCrosse, Wisc. And it mar...

  • from WIN Magazine 02/02/21 4:23 PM

    Note: The following is an expanded version of story that appeared in the January issue of WIN Magazine. Click here or call 888-305-0606 to subscribe to WIN Magazine. By Brian Adamowsky Lillie is Ready for Next Level Only the realization of a lifelong ambition to become the first member of his family...

  • from WIN Magazine 02/01/21 7:08 PM

    NEWTON, Iowa — As the calendar turns to February and NCAA Division I programs are solidifying their line-ups for the postseason, four wrestlers have replaced ranked teammates for now in WIN’s rankings and are among 15 newcomers in WIN’s Feb. 1 Top-20 listing. The four guys who replaced ranked teamma...

  • from WIN Magazine 01/28/21 5:03 PM

    Photo: Randi (left) and Dwight Gliem coached and cheered on their son Oliver during a recent kids tournament in Iowa. Note: The following story appeared in the Jan. 27 (Vol. 27, No. 3) issue of WIN Magazine. This is also an example of stories, games and photos — intended for parents and young wrestl...

  • from WIN Magazine 01/27/21 7:10 PM

    Photo: Iowa’s Michael Kemerer (left) and Michigan’s Logan Massa,  who are ranked No. 1 and 2 at 174 pounds, were expected to be one of seven T0p-10 meetings between  these schools this weekend. Unfortunately, the Wolverines were put on a 14-day pause by its school and were unable to make...

  • from WIN Magazine 01/26/21 6:52 PM

    Photo: The California state high school tournament won’t be held in Bakersfield until this June, but is one of 32 state postseason events that have been scheduled. (Photo by John Sachs/Tech-Fall.com) By Rob Sherrill February, the month most states have held their postseason high school wrestling tou...

  • from WIN Magazine 01/25/21 6:28 PM

    Photo: These nine wrestlers have earned their first spots in WIN Magazine’s Jan. 25 rankings. NEWTON, Iowa — Nine different NCAA Division I wrestlers earned a spot for the first time in WIN Magazine’s Jan. 25 national rankings. Two of those newcomers are a pair of redshirt freshmen from the Un...

  • from WIN Magazine 01/18/21 6:48 PM

    NEWTON, Iowa — The wrestling programs at Missouri and Illinois made the most notable jumps in the Jan. 18 national rankings by WIN Magazine. The Tigers moved up two spots to No. 5 in WIN’s dual ranks by collecting pair of road wins over Iowa State and Northern Iowa to remain unbeaten (7-0) in this [...

  • from WIN Magazine 01/14/21 12:39 PM

    Photo: Lisa Hankins (center) discussed life lessons with several girls during a  Fellowship of Christian Girls Wrestling meeting during 2020 in Georgia. Note: The following column by Sandy Stevens appeared in the May 6, 2020, issue of WIN Magazine. Click here to or call 888-305-0606 to subscribe to ...

  • from WIN Magazine 01/13/21 7:44 PM

    Photo: The West Gym at the University of Northern Iowa has been the home for the Panther wrestling program for over the past 97 years and has hosted events like the 1950 NCAA Championships. Note: The following column, written by Mike Chapman — the founder of WIN Magazine, the Dan Gable Wrestling Mus...

  • from WIN Magazine 01/11/21 8:52 PM

    Photo: Greg Kerkvliet (left) of Penn State, Dylan Ragusin of Michigan and A.J. Ferrari of Oklahoma State are among the notable freshmen in WIN’s Jan. 11 team and individual rankings. NEWTON, Iowa — Now that the 2021 NCAA Division I Wrestling season is finally underway … and with just dual meet...

  • from WIN Magazine 01/05/21 10:04 PM

    Photo: WIN publisher Bryan Van Kley (right) and Mike Chapman, the founder of WIN and the Dan Hodge Trophy, presented the 2020 Hodge to Iowa’s Spencer Lee Tuesday afternoon in Iowa City, Iowa.   By Mike Finn   Tom Brands, like all of his fellow Big Ten Conference wrestling coaches, had to w...

  • from WIN Magazine 01/05/21 8:29 PM

    The following is a list of dual meets that have been scheduled by teams that appear in WIN Magazine’s Top 25 Tournament Power Index. The 2021 season will end with conference post-season tournaments that will eventually send between 240 to 330 wrestlers to the 2021 NCAA Division I Championships that ...

  • from WIN Magazine 01/04/21 9:07 PM

    IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa head coach Tom Brands and two-time NCAA champion Spencer Lee will host a news conference at the McCord Indoor Club Level of the Iowa Football Press Box on Tuesday at 1 p.m. (CT). Brands will address the upcoming 2021 season for the top ranked Hawkeyes, and repres...

  • from WIN Magazine 12/30/20 8:28 PM

    The December 2020 digital edition of USA Wrestler, the official magazine of USA Wrestling, has been posted for the wrestling community to enjoy. Click on link for December 2020 USA Wrestler https://www.qgdigitalpublishing.com/publication/?i=687714 This 60-page publication has a special focus on yout...

  • from WIN Magazine 12/26/20 1:20 AM

    Photo: Logan Massa (left) has not wrestled for Michigan since 2019, but has used the time to excel in freestyle, including a come-from-behind victory over Hayden Hidlay in a 74-kilo match at the recent RTC Cup in Cincinnati. Coming from a Michigan family that has dealt with so much wrestling heartbr...

  • from WIN Magazine 12/23/20 12:06 PM

    Photo: Maryland high school wrestling coach John Klessinger and his wife Kristel (second from left) are the proud parents of son Mason and daughter Ellie, who are both high school athletes in Maryland. By John Klessinger As a parent of two teenage athletes, one a junior in high school and the other ...

  • from WIN Magazine 12/22/20 7:37 PM

    Photo:  No schools have won more EIWA championships than Lehigh and Cornell. They will not face each other this winter because of COVID cancellations. (Note: The following story appeared in the December issue of WIN Magazine. Click here or call 888-305-0606 to subscribe to WIN. By Mike Finn Many of ...

  • from WIN Magazine 12/18/20 11:15 AM

    State-by-State Wrestling Season Guidance By Rob Sherrill, WIN High School Columnist The following is a list of the current plans each of the 49 states that sanction wrestling has published for the 2020-21 wrestling season. This list will be updated online (www.win-magazine.com) as new information be...

  • from WIN Magazine 12/04/20 1:49 PM

    By Sandy Stevens This teacher addressed her kindergarten charges at home on their computers. Teacher: “Use your sense of sight to help you draw a picture of something in your house that you can see that we cannot see.” Kid 1: “I’m going to draw my tiny kitten.” Kid 2: “Can I draw my brother? [&#8230...

  • from WIN Magazine 12/03/20 3:05 PM

    Photo: Mike McCormick (right), who like his father Pat is a Hall of Fame official, has raised winners’ hands at the past 25 NCAA Championships. (Editor’s Note: The following story appeared in the late-November issue of WIN Magazine. Click here or call 888-305-0606 to subscribe to WIN and enjoy...

  • from WIN Magazine 12/02/20 3:33 PM

    Photo: Trying to remove an “Attack Bandz” teaches young wrestlers how to change levels and penetrate defense in a takedown attempt. (This story appeared in the recent issue of WIN and is a “Kid’s Corner” feature. WIN welcomes ideas for future stories that can benefit young wrestlers and their coache...

  • from WIN Magazine 12/01/20 2:27 PM

    By Mike Finn Editor’s Note: The following story appeared in the late-November issue of WIN Magazine. Click here or call 888-305-0606 to subscribe to WIN Magazine. Many college wrestling historians look at 1928 — the year of the first NCAA Championships — as the beginning of this great college sport ...

  • from WIN Magazine 11/30/20 8:53 PM

    Photo: Yianni Diakomihalis (celebrating with his Cornell coaches) won NCAA titles in 2018 and ’19 before taking an Olympic redshirt last winter. The Big Red junior, like his Cornell teammates and other Ivy League wrestlers, must now wait until 2021-22 to compete in college after the Ivy League...

  • from WIN Magazine 11/26/20 10:52 AM

    With high school seasons starting in half the country in the next month, now is the perfect time to start a WIN subscription for yourself or buy one for a friend of family member. Options include a 12-Issue Print or Digital: 1 – Buy a Gift for a Friend who’s not a Subscriber – $27/Print,...

  • from WIN Magazine 11/24/20 9:06 PM

    The foll0wing is an update to WIN’s state-by-state itinerary of when and if high school wrestling will be held in 2021, according to each state’s governing body. Last updated Nov. 24, 2020 Alabama – regular season events limited to four teams; dual state tournament week of Jan. 22; indiv...

  • from WIN Magazine 11/24/20 7:30 PM

    Photo: 113-pound Andre Gonzales (top) is one of two top-rated future Ohio State Buckeyes in WIN Magazine’s late November high school rankings. The following are WIN Magazine’s updated 2020-21 High School Rankings. Rankings are through Nov. 15. Commitments are from Intermatwrestle.com. 106 poun...

  • from WIN Magazine 11/24/20 6:44 PM

    The following are WIN Magazine’s 2020-21 Tournament Power Index and Individual Rankings, as of Nov. 18 and after the Ivy League announced that winter sports – including wrestling – would be cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. That includes six schools that sponsor wrestling...

  • from WIN Magazine 11/06/20 6:03 PM

    Photo: Natives of Pennsylvania, both Hayden and Trent Hidlay came to NC State where Hayden qualified for three Nationals and earned two All-American honors, including a national runner-up spot in 2018. Trent is a sophomore who also qualified for the 2020 NCAAs as a No. 5 seed at 184 pounds. Photo fr...

  • from WIN Magazine 10/14/20 8:14 PM

    The cities of Tulsa, Okla., Kansas City, Mo, Philadelphia, Pa. and Cleveland, Ohio, earned NCAA Division I Wrestling Championship sites between the years 2023 and 2026, as the NCAA today announced of its championship locations for all sports in all three divisions during that four-year period. These...

  • from WIN Magazine 10/13/20 2:39 PM

    WIN’s October 2020 Preseason NCAA Division I TPI and Rankings The following is an update of WIN Magazine’s 2020-21 preseason NCAA Division I national rankings. This includes WIN’s Tournament Power Index (TPI), which is an accumulation of a team’s potential NCAA tournament points that are associated ...

  • from WIN Magazine 10/09/20 12:17 AM

    By Mike Finn The Iowa City, Iowa, area certainly has hosted its share of historic wrestling events, whether it’s the many college tournaments or dual meets at the University of Iowa, including  a record 42,000-plus fans to an outdoor event in 2015 or playing host to a World Cup and/or Olympic Trials...

  • from WIN Magazine 10/07/20 12:53 PM

    Compiled by Rob Sherrill The following lists the state-by-state plans to when high school state wrestling championships will be held in 2020-21. As of Oct. 5, nine states are announced rescheduled dates, 22 tournaments will remain as normally-scheduled in February, while 14 are still awaiting when a...

  • from WIN Magazine 10/06/20 4:43 PM

    Photo:  Shane Van Ness, top ranked at 138, is one of eight nationally ranked wrestlers from Blair Academy. Presented by EZ Flex, the following are the Top 5 wrestlers per weight class in WIN Magazine’s 2020-21 Pre-Season High School Rankings. To view the complete Top 25 rankings, click here or go to...

  • from WIN Magazine 09/23/20 1:42 PM

    Photo: No Division I wrestling coach has been around longer than Central Michigan’s Tom Borrelli, who has produced 41 All-Americans and captured 14 conference titles over the past three decades. (Central Michigan photo) Note: The following column appeared in the September issue of WIN Magazine...

  • from WIN Magazine 09/22/20 1:31 PM

    By Rob Sherrill Call it, “The Great Weight Class Debate, Part 2.” I’ve written frequently about the problems created by the weight classes instituted by the National Federation of State High School Associations in 2011. It’s become clear that putting weights where the wrestlers aren’t has, at a mini...

  • from WIN Magazine 09/21/20 5:36 PM

    Photo: The first of two Iowa girls state high school tournaments, presented by the Iowa Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association, was held in 2019 in Waverly, Iowa. The number of girls competing in 2020. Note: The following story appeared in the September issue of WIN Magazine. Click here to subs...

  • from WIN Magazine 09/21/20 5:04 PM

      High school sports updates, Sept. 21   By Rob Sherrill   WIN magazine continues to update when high school wrestling and other sports will take place this academic year while this country continued to deal with COVID-19 issues. Here is an update on all the states the District of Columbia...

  • from WIN Magazine 09/18/20 1:47 PM

    Photo: This is a Chinese Finger Trap. Note: The following column appeared in WIN Magazine’s September issue. Click here to subscribe to WIN in time to receive WIN’s October issue, which will our 2020-21 College/High School Preview Issue. By John Klessinger Last evening my son walked towa...

  • from WIN Magazine 09/17/20 1:52 PM

    Note: The following column appeared in the September issue of WIN Magazine. Click here to subscribe to WIN, which will publish its annual College/High School Preseason issue on Oct. 2. The photos above are of Iowa’s two-time NCAA champ Spencer Lee and Michigan coach Sean Bormet.   By Bryan Van ...

  • from WIN Magazine 09/15/20 2:40 PM

    WIN’s High school wrestling and sports updates, Sept. 15 By Rob Sherrill, WIN High School Columnist Editor’s Note: As high school athletic departments continue to deal with providing competitive opportunities in this current COVID-19 era, Rob Sherrill is keeping track what all states are doing in te...

  • from WIN Magazine 09/11/20 5:51 PM

    Sept. 11, 2020 NEWTON, Iowa — As the NCAA waits to announce when the Division I college wrestling season will take place this winter in the wake of the COVID pandemic, the University of Iowa has earned the No. 1 ranking in WIN Magazine’s 2020-21 Preseason Tournament Power Index and Rankings, which i...

  • from WIN Magazine 09/08/20 9:14 PM

    Written by Rob Sherrill, WIN High School Columnist Note: Rob Sherrill continues to provide updates on what different states are doing in planning competitions in wrestling and other sports as the states deal with the COVID-19 Pandemic. Updating the current count, including the District of Columbia a...

  • from WIN Magazine 09/08/20 8:59 PM

    Compiled by Rob Sherrill, WIN High School columnist Following are the current plans as of Sept. 8 that each state has published for its fall sports and for its wrestling season. This list will be updated online (www.win-magazine.com) as updates become available.   Alabama – fall sports began as...

  • from WIN Magazine 09/02/20 1:17 PM

    For immediate release 2020-21 USA Wrestling membership year is here; new or renewed members eligible for Dollamur home mat drawing The first day of USA Wrestling’s 2020-21 membership season is here, meaning now is the time to renew your membership in the largest and most effective wrestling organiza...

  • from WIN Magazine 09/02/20 1:10 PM

    USA Wrestling, the national governing body for wrestling in the United States, has posted the August 2020 Digital Edition of its membership magazine USA Wrestler for the wrestling community to enjoy. Click here for the August 2020 USA Wrestler Bonus Digital Edition https://www.qgdigitalpublishing.co...

  • from WIN Magazine 08/20/20 8:07 PM

    Photo: Jared Lawrence of Pinnacle Wrestling displays the Green Science Solutions equipment to clean mats. Written by Tristan Warner The coronavirus pandemic has undoubtedly affected the future of many facets of life. From health and safety protocols being implemented to industries disappearing or be...

  • from WIN Magazine 08/19/20 10:59 PM

    2020-21 USA Wrestling memberships are now available for purchase through online membership system  USA Wrestling has now launched its online membership system to allow the purchase of 2020-21 memberships at http://usawmembership.com Beginning at 10:00 a.m. today, August 19, USA Wrestling memberships...

  • from WIN Magazine 08/16/20 3:21 PM

    By Mike Finn The English translation of “Afsoon” is “good omen” and that was never more true than on Aug. 16, 1972, when a little girl by that name was born in Tehran, Iran, to Manu and Jila Roshanzamir. Because 48 years later, wrestling fans — or anyone who loves the American dream — will […]

  • from WIN Magazine 07/21/20 1:46 PM

    Photo: Dating back to a 2014 motorcycle trip that Mike Clayton (left) and Steve Fraser took from Colorado Springs, Colo., to the Junior/Cadet Nationals in Fargo, N.D., these two program directors of USA Wrestling have put on countless miles that have led to producing youth wrestling clinics. Note: T...

  • from WIN Magazine 07/17/20 1:25 PM

    Photo: These are the freestyle winners of the first Junior Nationals that was held in 1971 in Iowa City. Over the past 49 years, the annual summer-time event added Greco-Roman wrestling has moved to as many as seven different locations before finding a home in Fargo, N.D., in 1993. Over the years, U...

  • from WIN Magazine 07/16/20 12:48 PM

      (Photo: Kelsey Campbell has competed in two World Championships and also represented the United States in the 2012 Olympics. This is Part 1 of a 2-Part column by Kelsey Campbell that appears in the July issue of WIN Magazine.)   Click here or call 888-305-0606 to subscribe WIN Magazine.   By ...

  • from WIN Magazine 07/12/20 11:03 AM

    WIN’s Special June Issue is NOW AVAILABLE – (Plus WIN Archives back to 2011 Inside WIN’s Digital Subscription) Click here to view the Special Free June Digital issue of WIN Click here to subscribe or call 888-305-0606  The death of George Floyd in May made society take a strong look at t...

  • from WIN Magazine 07/02/20 3:39 PM

      By John Klessinger It’s been many years since I put on a wrestling singlet. For that matter, when I wrestled at Warwick High School in Lititz, Pa., all we could wear was a singlet. There was no optional uniform, headgears could still be taped and shoelaces didn’t need to be taped or secured. ...

  • from WIN Magazine 07/01/20 12:54 PM

    Photo: Bloomsburg’s Marcus Gordon is about to begin his fifth season as head coach of the Huskies. Wrestling is the only Division I sport within the athletic department at this university in Pennsylvania. The following story appeared in the special free digital issue of WIN magazine. Click here to v...

  • from WIN Magazine 06/24/20 11:03 AM

    WIN’s Special June Issue is NOW AVAILABLE – (Plus WIN Archives back to 2011 Inside WIN’s Digital Subscription) Click here to view the Special Free June Digital issue of WIN Click here to subscribe or call 888-305-0606  The death of George Floyd in May made society take a strong look at t...

  • from WIN Magazine 06/12/20 11:17 AM

    Drexel, Maryville, Case Western Reserve, Embry Riddle, The Cumberlands and Adrian head up the 2020 National Wrestling Coaches Association’s Academic honors, within each division, which were based school’s cumulative grade point averages in 2019-20. Each division’s leadership group established ...

  • from WIN Magazine 06/11/20 12:02 PM

    Photo: Ohio State coach Tom Ryan shared his thoughts about what makes an elite wrestler to WIN columnist Kyle Klingman. The following column was featured in the May issue of WIN Magazine. USA Wrestling Training Tips can be found on regular basis in WIN Magazine. Click here or call 888-305-0606 to su...

  • from WIN Magazine 06/10/20 5:16 PM

    STANFORD, Calif. – The California Olympic Regional Training Center announces the hiring of two-time Olympian and National Wrestling Hall of Fame member Kerry McCoy as its Executive Director and Head Coach. It will be McCoy’s second stint in Palo Alto as he was the head coach at Stanford University f...

  • from WIN Magazine 06/10/20 3:32 PM

    The following training tip from USA Wrestling was featured in the May issue of WIN Magazine. USA Wrestling Training Tips can be found on regular basis in WIN Magazine. Click here or call 888-305-0606 to subscribe to WIN. Use Discount Code “May” to get a print copy of WIN’s annual Awards Issue.  Also...

  • from WIN Magazine 06/09/20 11:50 AM

    (The following story will be expanded in the upcoming digital edition of WIN Magazine. Click here or call 888-305-0606 to subscribe to WIN.) By Rob Sherrill The race for the nation’s top recruiting class in 2020 seemed an Oklahoma State runaway last fall. In November, WIN Magazine wrote about a Cowb...

  • from WIN Magazine 06/08/20 11:39 AM

    Note: The following is an update to a story that appeared in the May issue of WIN Magazine. Click here or call 888-305-0606 to subscribe to WIN. Use Discount Code “May” to get a print copy of WIN’s annual Awards Issue.  Also, WIN will be publishing a special digital issue in June and look for WIN’s ...

  • from WIN Magazine 06/05/20 2:36 PM

    Photos: The Farmer Walk (left), Bent-Over Row (center) and Floor Press are among dumbbell exercises. Note: The following column appeared in the May issue of Wrestling Insider Newsmagazine. Click here or call 888-305-0606 to subscribe to WIN. Use Discount Code “May” to get a print copy of WIN’s annua...

  • from WIN Magazine 06/04/20 3:01 PM

    Note: The following column appeared in the May issue of Wrestling Insider Newsmagazine. Click here or call 888-305-0606 to subscribe to WIN. Use Discount Code “May” to get a print copy of WIN’s annual Awards Issue.  Also, WIN will be publishing a special digital issue in June and look for WIN’...

  • from WIN Magazine 06/03/20 6:31 PM

    (Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from a forthcoming book “Diversity Is the Difference: Bobby Douglas’ Mission to Save Wrestling” by former legendary wrestler and coach Bobby Douglas and Bill X. Barron from Rocky Mountain Nationals.) I have been an athlete, a coach, an administrator, an of...

  • from WIN Magazine 06/02/20 2:15 PM

    By Rob Sherrill Note: The following alphabetical listing of every state’s high school wrestlers of the year appeared in the May issue of WIN Magazine. Click here or call 888-305-0606 to subscribe to WIN. Alabama: Cory Land (120), sophomore, Moody HS After winning a pair of A-5A state titles at...

  • from WIN Magazine 05/28/20 6:12 PM

    Photo: While Bruce Baumgartner was busy winning 13 World/Olympic medals between 1984 and 1996, including four gold medals, the former heavyweight star as coached and served as an administrator at Edinboro University until retiring in May 2020. By John Johnson After 36 years of hard work and dedicati...

  • from WIN Magazine 05/27/20 11:14 AM

    Photo: Lisa Hankins (center) discussed life lessons with several girls during a recent Fellowship of Christian Girls Wrestling meeting in Georgia. Note: The following column by Sandy Stevens was publishing in the May issue of WIN Magazine. Click here or call 888-305-0606 to subscribe to WIN. By Sand...

  • from WIN Magazine 05/21/20 8:08 PM

    USA Wrestling, the national governing body for wrestling in the United States, has created a free Bonus Digital Edition of its membership magazine USA Wrestler, as gift to the wrestling community during the challenging times of the coronavirus pandemic. Click here for the May 2020 USA Wrestler Bonus...

  • from WIN Magazine 05/16/20 6:29 PM

    By Mike Finn The recent social distancing demands caused by COVID-19 certainly have not affected the communication pattern of wrestling friends Jude Swisher and Sam Herring. That’s because communicating from a distance has never been an issue — especially for over a year — for Swisher, a 16-year-old...

  • from WIN Magazine 04/30/20 1:54 PM

    (Note: The latest issue of WIN, printed April 29, 2020, and features the 2020 Award winners, was designed by Quantal Langford.) NEWTON, Iowa — Wrestling Insider Newsmagazine is proud to announce this year’s 2019-2020 season award winners. One month after Iowa’s Spencer Lee won the 2020 WIN Magazine/...

  • from WIN Magazine 04/13/20 3:49 PM

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  • from WIN Magazine 04/13/20 3:48 PM

    The 2020 NCAA Division I Championships unfortunately did not take place March 19-21 in Minneapolis, Minn., at U.S. Bank Stadium as planned with the NCAA needing to cancel all winter Championships because of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, as fans you can still purchase the Official NCAA Program that...

  • from WIN Magazine 04/10/20 2:05 PM

    Photos: Timmy Ward (left) of Canton, Pa., defeated Cole Karpinski of Greenville to earn Pennsylvania all-state high school honors and celebrated with coaches Lyle Wesneski (right) and Chris Landis, one year after Ward overcame Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. The following story appeared in the April 8 issue of ...

  • from WIN Magazine 04/03/20 2:44 AM

    From Old Dominion website: NORFOLK, Va. — Old Dominion University Athletics announced it will discontinue the sport of wrestling effective immediately. Currently enrolled students will retain their scholarships through the completion of their fourth academic year if they remain at ODU. Per NCA...

  • from WIN Magazine 03/30/20 5:17 PM

    March 30, 2020 By Bryan Van Kley, WIN Magazine Publisher NEWTON, Iowa — Iowa junior Spencer Lee has won the 2020 WIN Magazine/Culture House Dan Hodge Trophy, presented by ASICS. The 125-pound junior was 18-0 and the No. 1 seed heading into the 2020 NCAA Wrestling Championships, which were cancelled ...

  • from WIN Magazine 03/27/20 3:40 PM

    The 2020 NCAA Division I Championships unfortunately did not take place March 19-21 in Minneapolis, Minn., at U.S. Bank Stadium as planned with the NCAA needing to cancel all winter Championships because of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, as fans you can still purchase the Official NCAA Program that...

  • from WIN Magazine 03/25/20 10:00 PM

    Fan voting for the 2020 WIN Magazine/Culture House Dan Hodge Trophy has begun. The Hodge Trophy is the top award in college wrestling and has been presented annually since 1994 to the nation’s most dominant collegiate wrestler. The award is named after Dan Hodge, the former three-time (1955-57) NCAA...

  • from WIN Magazine 03/25/20 9:47 PM

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  • from WIN Magazine 03/23/20 12:17 AM

    Fan voting for the 2020 WIN Magazine/Culture House Dan Hodge Trophy has begun. The Hodge Trophy is the top award in college wrestling and has been presented annually since 1994 to the nation’s most dominant collegiate wrestler. The award is named after Dan Hodge, the former three-time (1955-57) NCAA...

  • from WIN Magazine 03/20/20 5:20 PM

    Despite the cancellation of the 2020 NCAA Wrestling Championships, it is once again time to select the top wrestler in the collegiate ranks as voting will soon begin for the 2020 WIN Magazine/Culture House Dan Hodge Trophy. Eight Division I wrestlers, who finished the season undefeated going into th...

  • from WIN Magazine 03/14/20 4:06 PM

    While the wrestling community remains disappointed that the NCAA was forced to cancel the Championships on all three divisional levels, fans will still get a chance to be part of the voting process in determining the 2020 WIN Magazine/Culture House Dan Hodge Trophy winner. Between March 23-27, fans ...

  • from WIN Magazine 03/12/20 8:35 PM

    At 3:07 (CDT), the NCAA announced that the 2020 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, slated to take place next week, March 19-21, in Minneapolis, Minn., are among the winter and spring championships that have been cancelled over concerns with the coronavirus. The following from Stacey Osborn, th...

  • from WIN Magazine 03/12/20 5:34 PM

    USA Wrestling statement on COVID-19 and its activities moving forward At USA Wrestling, our number one priority is always the safety of our athletes and their families, all our members, our national staff and the entire U.S. wrestling community. With that in mind, USA Wrestling’s Executive Committee...