• Interview with Bonnie Brands

    Bonnie Brands Wrestlers are grateful for the many people who help shape their lives and careers, and anyone who is a wrestling follower knows wrestling parents are very proud of their children.  One of my best supporters was my mother. I can still remember cutting grass on a 80-degree day trying to lose weight for [Read More]

  • From the Publisher

    One of my favorite issues of the year is the academic issue.  Not because it’s the last one of the season, but because you get to see the accomplishments of the wrestlers off the mat.  A number of factors affect how the Academic All-State teams are determined, with GPA and the number of wins a [Read More]

  • Smash Leukemia: The Story of Sebastiano Fidone

    It’s March 5, 2017, and Melissa and Mark Fidone sit in the bleachers of Young Arena in Waterloo, Iowa, watching nervously as their son Sebastiano wrestles in the Iowa AAU state tournament after a long drive from their home in Council Bluffs, a de facto Omaha suburb on the Iowa-Nebraska border. Yanno, as they call [Read More]

  • 2017 Amateur Wrestling News High School Wrestling All-American Team

    Photo: Daton Fix (Titan Mercury WC) works for a takedown against Paul Bianchi (Bison WC) in the 55 kg finals of the UWW Junior Freestyle Nationals. Photo by John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com.   First Team Bios 106- Malik Heinselman, Jr, Castle View HS, Castle Rock, CO 2017 CHSAA 5A State champion…2016 Cadet World Team member…2016 Old [Read More]

  • Watters, Nelson and Campbell repeat as UWW Junior World Team Trials champions

    IRVING, Texas – The final day of the 2017 UWW Women’s Nationals played host to some exciting Junior World Team Trials finals series on Sunday afternoon inside the Irving Convention Center in Irving, Texas. The finals series at 63 kg/139 lbs. had the entire arena buzzing as 2016 Junior World bronze medalist and Senior National [Read More]

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