Illinois Matmen Original Content

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We at Illinois Matmen are looking to expand our original news coverage of duals and tournaments across the state as well as feature stories on wrestlers, coaches, and teams for the 2016-17 wrestling season.

We have considered a premium subscription service to help cover the added costs of this increased coverage, but it has always been our goal to keep all of our content including articles, rankings, results, and live broadcasts free to the Illinois wrestling community in an effort to promote and grow the sport.

Local newspapers aren't covering the sport like they used to, and we want to help fill that void. We have some of the best wrestling writers in the state on board and ready to start writing original content for Illinois Matmen.

If you want to see more original articles covering the sport of wrestling in Illinois, please consider donating to the cause.

All proceeds from this campaign will go directly towards compensating reporters for writing original stories for Illinois Matmen.

Some examples of what can do more of with your support:
http://illinoismatmen.com/2016/02/15/state-triumph-after-sectional-disappointment/
http://illinoismatmen.com/2016/02/17/being-no-1/
http://illinoismatmen.com/2016/02/19/barnes-looking-to-make-history-at-st-bede/
http://illinoismatmen.com/2016/02/20/new-names-same-results-for-dakota/
http://illinoismatmen.com/2016/02/21/eric-schultz-followed-his-fathers-footsteps-to-a-state-title/
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Update 3
Posted by Mike Bare
13 days ago
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A little over $500 remaining to reach our goal for the 2016-17 wrestling season.

Thanks to your support we have already produced well over 60 pieces of original content this season on Illinois Matmen including feature stories, highlight videos, and live broadcasts.

We want to continue our extensive coverage this weekend at the NCAA Division I Championships in St. Louis covering former Illinois high school wrestlers.

Please consider chipping in to help us reach our goal!
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Update 2
Posted by Mike Bare
2 months ago
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We are almost half way towards our goal. Thanks for everyone's support so far! Let's keep it going.

We have never offered so much original content on our site. We want to be able to continue this level of coverage the rest of this season and beyond.

Check out all of this season's coverage at http://illinoismatmen.com/news/
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Update 1
Posted by Mike Bare
3 months ago
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We are nearly a quarter of the way towards our goal. Keep it up! Your support is helping us to do some amazing things this season on Illinois Matmen!

Mologousis continues to mow 'em down: http://illinoismatmen.com/2016/12/21/mologousis-continues-to-mow-em-down/
Illinois Matmen Q&A: Dvorak with Tournament Director Cal Ferry: http://illinoismatmen.com/2016/12/21/illinois-matmen-qa-dvorak-with-tournament-director-cal-ferry/
OPRF produces yet another bright star in Renteria: http://illinoismatmen.com/2016/12/20/oprf-produces-yet-another-bright-star-in-renteria/
Carbondale's Alli Ragan takes silver at World Championships, sets sights on 2020 Olympics: http://illinoismatmen.com/2016/12/20/carbondales-alli-ragan-takes-silver-at-world-championships-sets-sights-on-2020-olympics/
An experienced and confident Faber looking to reach top of podium in Champaign: http://illinoismatmen.com/2016/12/19/an-experienced-and-confident-faber-looking-to-reach-top-of-podium-in-champaign/
2016 Rex Whitlatch Tournament Champions: http://illinoismatmen.com/2016/12/19/2016-rex-whitlatch-tournament-champions/
2016 Rex Whitlatch Highlight Video by Video Infinity: http://illinoismatmen.com/2016/12/19/2016-rex-whitlatch-highlight-video/
Brucki all business at the Whitlatch: http://illinoismatmen.com/2016/12/18/brucki-all-business-at-the-whitlatch/
OPRF finishes on top at Rex Whitlatch Invitational: http://illinoismatmen.com/2016/12/18/oprf-finishes-on-top-at-rex-whitlatch-invitational/
Illinois Matmen Q&A: Rankings with Rob Sherrill: http://illinoismatmen.com/2016/12/14/illinois-matmen-qa-rankings-with-rob-sherrill/
Jacob Warner chasing World gold: http://illinoismatmen.com/2016/12/13/jacob-warner-chasing-world-gold/
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$1,455 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 28 people in 3 months
Created December 11, 2016
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Morgan Michel
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Bob Demo
25 days ago
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