Intermat Articles
InterMat Rewind: Curley Culp

Curley Culp was recently welcomed into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Mark Palmer pays tribute to Culp, a hero of the gridiron and wrestling mat.

08/07/2013 by Mark Palmer

InterMat Rewind: Fred Feeney in Foxcatcher

Fred Feeney is not only a real-life wrestling referee, he also plays one on film. Mark Palmer talks with Feeney about his role in the new film Foxcatcher.

01/15/2013 by Mark Palmer

InterMat Reads: Wrestling with the Devil

Mark Palmer talks to "Wrestling with the Devil" co-author Tonya Russo Hamilton about father Antonio Russo, who overcame obstacles.

12/20/2012 by Mark Palmer

Allie Morrison: Golden boy of 1928 Olympics

Who was the first Iowan to win an Olympic gold medal? It was not Dan Gable, Tom Brands, or Glen Brand, but a guy named Allie Morrison, writes Mark Palmer.

04/17/2012 by Mark Palmer

InterMat Reads: To Be The Best: Rematch

Whether it's a movie or a book, folks love sequels. That's the case with To Be The Best: Rematch. Mark Palmer recently caught up with author H.L. Hertel.

12/23/2011 by Mark Palmer

InterMat Reads: Perfected by Girls

Alfred Martino addresses the unique issues girls face on the mat and in practice in his latest wrestling novel, Perfected by Girls. Mark Palmer talked to Martino.

11/02/2011 by Mark Palmer

InterMat Rewind: Comeback

Richard Bouzakis shares his story in the book Comeback: A Wrestling Story of Triumph and Tragedy. Mark Palmer talks to Bouzakis about his book and his life.

09/14/2011 by Mark Palmer

InterMat Rewind: Opportunity For All

Wrestling is a democratic sport, open to individuals of all sizes and weights. Mark Palmer shares inspirational stories of wrestlers who overcame challenges.

08/23/2011 by Mark Palmer

InterMat Reads: Wrestling With Your Destiny

Imagine shadowing an NCAA champion wrestler 24/7. Now you can, with the brand-new book, Wrestling With Your Destiny by Michael Bonora, writes Mark Palmer.

06/15/2011 by Mark Palmer

InterMat Reads: Family Ties

A new book, Family Ties, published by the NWHOF, shares the stories of dozens of wrestling families from various eras and wrestling styles, writes Mark Palmer.

04/20/2011 by Mark Palmer

InterMat Reads: Brock Lesnar Book

A new book, Brock Lesnar: The Making of a Hard-Core Legend covers all of the aspects of Lesnar's life and career. Mark Palmer takes a closer look at the book.

03/13/2011 by Mark Palmer

InterMat Reads: Siddens!

Bob Siddens is the subject of a brand-new, 224-page book titled Siddens! Win with Humility, Lose with Dignity - But Don't Lose! by Don Huff and Mike Chapman.

02/17/2011 by Mark Palmer

InterMat Reads: The Dream Team of 1947

A new book, The Dream Team of 1947, tells the story of the 1947 Cornell College national championship team. Mark Palmer recently talked to author Arno Niemand.

12/23/2010 by Mark Palmer

InterMat Rewind: Wrestlers in History

Wrestlers in History: Real People and Legends tells the stories of a variety of individuals who wrestled. Mark Palmer talked to author Richard White.

12/07/2010 by Mark Palmer

InterMat Rewind: Independence

Independence: Wrestling With A Community is a new film about Independence High School in Iowa. Mark Palmer talked to assistant coach Keith Donnelly.

11/30/2010 by Mark Palmer

InterMat Rewind: Adam Frey Book

Adam Frey's fighting spirit lives on in a new book by Jamie Moffatt. Mark Palmer talked to Moffatt about the book and the wrestler who is at the heart of it.

11/09/2010 by Mark Palmer

InterMat Rewind: Wrestling: A Boy's First Book (Online)

The original book Wrestling: A Boy's First Book was incredibly popular. Now William "Doc" Bauer has put the book online for free, writes Mark Palmer.

10/13/2010 by Mark Palmer

InterMat Rewind: 1960 Olympics

Fifty summers ago, sixteen young men from the U.S. went to the capital of Italy for business. Three came home with Olympic gold medals in freestyle.

09/05/2010 by Mark Palmer

InterMat Rewind: David Gillaspie

David Gillaspie has found a way to bring together writing and wrestling. Mark Palmer talked to Gillaspie about the writing and wrestling connection ... and more.

08/20/2010 by Mark Palmer

InterMat Rewind: Gable-Owings

Mark Palmer revisits the greatest upset in NCAA wrestling history ... when Larry Owings denied Dan Gable a perfect 182-0 record in high school and college.

04/13/2010 by Mark Palmer