09-02-2011, 03:41 PM
I'm new to Illinois Matmen but have always followed and respected IL hs and college wrestling growing up and competing at Bettendorf HS, Iowa(IL-IA QCs). I know there are probably a few native Iowa wrestling fans & coaches now living in the Land of Lincoln. SO I'm advertising the book 'Reach For the Stars' the history of the Iowa High School State Tournament. The author is Dan McCool, a former wrestling beat writer with the Des Moines Register. It's a good 620 page read. Also I remember about 15 years ago or so there was a history of IL high school wrestling book that came out. I'd like to buy that one for my library as well. Is it still available for purchase & what was the official name of that book? I currently live in Oregon but am quite impressed by IL's off-season dominance these past few summers!