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USA Wrestling is the National Governing Body for amateur wrestling in the United States and a United States Olympic Committee member organization.


USA WRESTLING BOARD OF DIRECTORS Officers


President - Jim Ravannack First Vice President - Bruce Baumgartner Second Vice President - Greg Strobel Treasurer - Van Stokes Secretary - Rance Stein Past President - Stan Dziedzic Directors


J.D. Bergman Bob Colgate


Donovan Depatto Mike Dowden Chuck Elvin Patricia Fox Dan Gable


Sonny Greenhalgh Jeff Jarnecke Jim Keen


Craig Lamont Jeff Levitetz Kerry McCoy Duane Morgan Archie Randall Paul Rohler


Tricia Saunders


Larry Sciacchetano Lee Roy Smith Brad Traviolia


Dave Black


Jim Considine Tervel Dlagnev Mike Duroe Jake Fisher


Sara Fulp-Allen Bill Grant


Werner Holzer Mike Juby Mark Krug Marco Lara


Scott McClure Jim Medley Mike Moyer Mark Reiland Joe Russell


Nancy Schultz Iris Smith


Bill Stecklein Rick Tucci


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USA WRESTLING NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS 6155 Lehman Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80918-3439 (719)598-8181 (719)598-9440 (FAX) web site address: http://www.usawrestling.org http://www.themat.com USA WRESTLER


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Communications Director Editor


Advertising Director


Rich Bender Gary Abbott Craig Sesker Kevin Hansen


Editing: Jason Bryant, Tony Black, Shonna Vest Printing


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USA Wrestler, the official publication of the National Governing Body for amateur wrestling, is published six times a year (October, December, February, April, June, August) by USA Wrestling. Each issue is mailed to approx- imately 140,000 households of members and supporters of the organization. Non-member subscriptions are available for $30.00; inquire for foreign subscriptions. © 2012 USA WRESTLING'S MISSION


USA Wrestling, guided by the Olympic spirit, provides qual- ity opportunities for its members to achieve their full human and athletic potential.


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NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS: Top-ranked Penn State crowned three champions, led by Outstanding Wrestler David Taylor, to capture its second straight team title at the NCAA Championships at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.


WORLD CLASS: The U.S. Army’s World Class Athlete Program continues to thrive under Coach Shon Lewis. World champions Dremiel Byers and Iris Smith, and World medalist Justin Lester have excelled for the WCAP team.


PAN AMERICAN OLYMPIC QUALIFIER: World champions Dremiel Byers and Clarissa Chun won titles as the U.S. qualified seven more wrestlers for London. The U.S. now has 16 weights qualified for the 2012 Olympic Games.


CHUN CHASING GOLD: 2008 Olympian and World champion Clarissa Chun is healthy again, and that may be bad news for the rest of the World as she pursues an Olympic gold medal this year in women’s freestyle wrestling.


RULON GARDNER ON NBC’S ROCK CENTER: NBC’s prime time television show, “Rock Center with Brian Williams,” aired a feature on the comeback story of Olympic Greco-Roman wrestling champion Rulon Gardner in March.


Featured stories 4 Executive Notes 12 Where are they now? Matt Lindland 16 Images from NCAA Championships 21 20 questions with Leigh Jaynes 24 Q and A with Archie Randall


26 Coaches Corner with Steve Fraser 30 Star of the Future: Kayla Miracle 38 USAW upcoming schedule 40 Fun & Games (by Jason Bryant) 41 Photo Contest 42 The Last Word: Craig Sesker


USA Wrestling’s Corporate Partners COVER PHOTO: Penn State sophomore David Taylor won four matches by fall and one


by technical fall to win the NCAA championship at 165 pounds. (Larry Slater photo). CONTENTS PAGE PHOTO: Penn State sophomore Ed Ruth takes control during his 174-pound NCAA finals win over Stanford’s Nick Amuchastegui. (Tony Rotundo photo).


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