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FEBRUARY 2013, VOL. 41 NO. 3 Executive Director

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Rich Bender Gary Abbott Craig Sesker Kevin Hansen Tony Black Shonna Vest

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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. © 2013 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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ALL I SEE IS MORE GOLD: He’s won World and Olympic titles, now Jordan Burroughs is taking aim at John Smith’s record of six straight World and Olympic titles. Burroughs is planning to return to competition in February.

LAMPE’S TIME: Alyssa Lampe broke through to capture a bronze medal at the Women’s World Championships in 2012. Now she’s ready to make an even bigger impact on the mat as the next four-year Olympic cycle begins.

NO ORDINARY JOE: Two-time World Team member Joe Betterman has gained a new perspective on life as a husband and father. Now he’s focused on winning a medal after joining the U.S. Army’s World Class Athlete Program.

GRAPPLE AT THE GARDEN: NCAA champions Kyle Dake, Jordan Oliver, Matt McDonough and Logan Stieber were among the stars who put on a show for fans during the Grapple at the Garden event in New York City.

PENN STATE WINS SCUFFLE: Cornell’s Kyle Dake rallied past Penn State’s David Taylor in a battle of NCAA champions, but the Nittany Lions still claimed the team title at the Southern Scuffle on Jan. 2 in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Featured stories 4 Executive Notes with Rich Bender 16 Images from Cliff Keen Invitational 21 20 questions with Les Sigman 24 Q and A with Brian Smith 28 Poster from NWCA All-Star Classic

30 Star of the Future: Brooks Black 34 Coaches Corner with Steve Fraser 38 USAW event schedule 40 Fun and Games by Michael Hinnant 41 Photo Contest 42 The Last Word: Craig Sesker

USA Wrestling’s Corporate Partners COVER PHOTO: Jordan Burroughs has won World and Olympic titles. Now he wants to

make a run at John Smith’s record of six straight World-level titles. (John Sachs photo). CONTENTS PAGE PHOTO: All-American Josh Ihnen of Nebraska works for a fall against Missouri’s Mike Larson in the Cliff Keen Invitational finals. (Larry Slater photo).


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