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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.


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Tervel Dlagnev Mike Duroe Nate Engel Patricia Fox Dan Gable

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Craig Lamont Justin Lester Kerry McCoy Mike Moyer Jon Reader Paul Rohler Joe Russell

Nancy Schultz Lee Roy Smith Rick Tucci

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OCTOBER 2013, VOL. 42 NO. 1 Executive Director

Communications Director Editor

Advertising Director Copy Editor Copy Editor Printing

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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KEEP WRESTLING IN THE OLYMPICS: The International Olympic Committee voted to keep wrestling in the Olympic Games through 2024 during the IOC General Assembly Session on Sept. 8 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Jordan Burroughs, competing less than a month after breaking his left ankle, turned in an incredible performance by winning his second World title in Budapest, Hungary. The U.S. women finished third.

JUNIOR AND CADET NATIONALS: Michigan heavyweight Adam Coon became the first wrestler to win back-to-back USA Wrestling Triple Crowns in the Junior division. Coon dominated the field in July in Fargo, N.D.

FILA JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Seventeen-year-old Kyle Snyder captured a freestyle gold medal and Oklahoma State All-American Alex Dieringer earned a silver medal at the Junior Worlds in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Featured stories 4 Executive Notes with Rich Bender 16 Images from World Championships 21 20 questions with Robbie Smith 24 Q and A with Billy Baldwin 28 Poster from World Championships

30 Star of the Future: Mark Hall 32 Where are they now? 34 Coaches Corner with Steve Fraser 40 Fun and Games by Richard Immel 41 Photo Contest 42 The Last Word: Craig Sesker

USA Wrestling’s Corporate Partners COVER PHOTO: Jordan Burroughs earned his 3rd straight World or Olympic title after

winning the 2013 World title on Sept. 18 in Budapest, Hungary. (Larry Slater photo). CONTENTS PAGE PHOTO: Tervel Dlagnev counters a shot attempt during his heavy- weight bout at the World Championships in Budapest. (Robbert Wijtman photo).


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