The Author 

An educator for more than 50 years and a retired college president, Dr. William K. Bauer wrestled for Slippery Rock State Teachers College in the late 1950's.  He was a coach with the North Allegheny Junior Wrestling Program in Wexford, Pennsylvania for five years and many of the eight-to-twelve year olds he instructed during the early 1980's later achieved national prominence at the high school and university levels.

The Illustrator 

The book's illustrator, Rachel Mindrup, is a professional artist and art educator.  She received her BFA from the University of Nebraska - Kearney and then continued with atelier studies at the Art Academy of Los Angles.  She received her MFA from the Art Institute of Boston.‚Äč