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Volume 45, No. 5 Contents May/June 2017


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 2I¿ FHUV


President - Bruce Baumgartner First Vice President - Greg Strobel Second Vice President - Mark Reiland Treasurer - Duane Morgan Secretary - Van Stokes


Past President - James Ravannack 'LUHFWRUV


Dave Black Rob Cate


Jim Considine Mike Duroe Nate Engel Dave Foxen William Grant Jordan Holm Elliott Hopkins Chris Kallai


Craig LaMont Jeff Levitetz


Jessica Medina Teague Moore Tony Ramos


Bryce Saddoris Iris Smith


John Smith


Mark Burchard Jake Clark


Zac Dominguez Charles Elvin Patricia Fox Dan Gable


Anthony Holman Werner Holzer Mike Juby Mark Krug


Marcie Lane-Van Dusen Kerry McCoy Frank Molinaro Mike Moyer


Louis Rosbottom Nancy Schultz Pat Smith Rick Tucci


USA Wrestler/WIN Magazine Edition is published at:


USA WRESTLING NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS 6155 Lehman Drive


Colorado Springs, CO 80918-3439 (719) 598-8181 - (719) 598-9440 (FAX) website address: http://www.themat.com


Executive Director


USA WRESTLER/WIN MAGAZINE EDITION MAY 2017, VOL. 45 NO. 5 Rich Bender


Communications Director Gary Abbott Communications Manager Richard Immel Communications Coord. Taylor Miller WIN Publisher


WIN Editor/Designer Copy Editor Copy Editor Printing


Bryan Van Kley Mike Finn Tony Black Shonna Vest


Quad Graphics


86$ :UHVWOHU :,1 0DJD]LQH (GLWLRQ WKH RI¿ FLDO publication of the National Governing Body for amateur wrestling, is published six times a year (October, December, February, March, May, August) by USA Wrestling. Each issue is mailed to approximately 140,000 households of members and supporters of the organization. Non-member subscriptions are available for $30.00; inquire for foreign subscriptions. © 2017


USA WRESTLING’S MISSION USA Wrestling, guided by the Olympic spirit, provides quality opportunities for its members to achieve their full human and athletic potential.


Features


8 THE MAGIC IS BACK David Taylor deal with past pains.


World Cup success helped 11 HODGE TROPHY Penn State’s Zain Retherford earned “wrestling’s Heisman.”


12 ROADTRIP LIKE NO OTHER talk about going from Rio to NCAAs.


J’den Cox and Kyle Snyder


16 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS 18 LOOKING AHEAD TO 2018


What Top-10 moments made Nationals in St. Louis so historic?


Penn State and Ohio State


return most of 2017 NCAA points . 24 BEING BRUCE


Legendary gold medalist


%DXPJDUWQHU UHÁ HFWV RQ KLV SDVW 28 ALARA IS ALL IN


Cadet World bronze medalist


looks ahead for more improvement. 30 LACED & LOADED


Vito Arujau, son of Russian


World champ, has bright U.S. future. 32 LEFEVER LIT IT UP


Wabash star became second Div. III wrestler to claim four titles. Departments


26 USAW Technique Corner 27 Goodpaster Training 34 Coaches Corner 40 Fun & Games 41 Photo Contest/Directory


USA Wrestling Corporate Partners R 6


Columns/Q&As Rich Bender


15 Dan Gable 19 Kyle Dake 20 Jordan Burroughs 42 Bryan Van Kley


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