The Guillotine Grapevine: The Podcast for the Land of 10,000 Wrestlers

The Guillotine Grapevine: The Podcast for the Land of 10,000 Wrestlers

The Guillotine Grapevine is the official podcast of The Guillotine, Minnesota's oldest magazine and website dedicated to the state's youth, high school, college and Olympic-level wrestlers. Hosted by Mat Talk Online's Jason Bryant and publisher of The Guillotine, Jeff Beshey, The Guillotine Grapevine will discuss relevant topics and preview events in the Land of 10,000 wrestlers. The Guillotine is on the web at www.theguillotine.com. Part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network.... Show More

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The Guillotine Grapevine goes on the road to Daytona Beach, Florida to check in with All-American Golden Gopher Manny Rivera. The California native is entering his second year as the head wrestling coach at CSU Bakersfield. Rivera talks about his time in Minnesota, getting recruited to Minnesota, interactions with J Robinson and Joe Russell and finally punching through to place as a senior. SUBSCRIBE TO THE GUILLOTINE GRAPEVINE A... Read more

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Taking a visit over to the home of a few members of the Minnesota Storm to talk about some wrestling topics on Episode 44 of The Guillotine Grapevine. Join host Jason Bryant as he moderates the roundtable with Joe Rau, Donny Longendyke, Zach Sanders and Pat Smith. Among the topics are Final X, wrestling terminology, how the greats would compete in today's wrestling scene and what the better wrestling state is. It's a backyard dis... Read more

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A trip to Pinnacle Wrestling School on a Tuesday evening will bring all sorts of characters to the mats. On Episode 43 of The Guillotine Grapevine podcast, we'll talk with Cadet World champion Greg Kerkvliet and Shakopee state runner-up Paxton Creese on their preparation for the upcoming summer circuit. Kerkvliet will try to make both the Cadet and Junior World teams, while Creese is also gearing up for a trip to Guatemala for the... Read more

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John Peterson grew up loving wrestling out in the western part of Minnesota. With two twin brothers who excelled, it was easy for him to follow their opponents from around the state. As Peterson got older, he took his love for the sport and his passion for broadcasting and put them together. On Episode 42 of The Guillotine Grapevine, we talk to the Fertlie, Minn., native about his broadcasting career and how some graduate work at S... Read more

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St. Cloud State captured its third NCAA Division II wrestling championship in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on March 8-9. On the latest episode of The Guillotine Grapevine, Huskies head wrestling coach Steve Costanzo joins the program to talk about his team's rise to prominence in Division II and what went into the third championship in four years for St. Cloud State. The Huskies had six All-Americans and return eight of its 10 qualifiers fr... Read more

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In the lore of Minnesota wrestling, Friday, February 2 might go down as one of the most important in the state's history. Not because the dual outcome impacted a state or sectional title, but because you saw two world champions collide as two of the state's power programs met in front of a capacity crowd at Simley High School in Inver Grove Heights. Episode 40 of The Guillotine Grapevine goes before and after the Gable Steveson-Gr... Read more

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The Minnesota Golden Gopher wrestling team current sits as the 14th-ranked team in Division I wrestling. After a 30-7 drubbing at the hands of Michigan on Sunday, January 21, Coach Brandon Eggum explains what has to be done and how the team is fighting through a litany of injuries. We'll open up Episode 39 of The Guillotine Grapevine talking with Simley alum Nick Wanzek. The senior 165-pounder is coming off a big win over Logan Ma... Read more

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The PINnacle Wrestling School has been one of the nation's most successful in recent years. Co-founded by Jared Lawrence and a handful of former University of Minnesota wrestlers, PINnacle has evolved over the last 10 years into a program college coaches notice. Lawrence talks about the foundations of the club, the new location in Roseville, how college coaches trust he and fellow club runner Brandon Paulson and what the club opts... Read more

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Wrestlers coming home from college and getting a workout in is nothing new. On Episode 37 of The Guillotine Grapevine, we head over to the new home for the PINnacle Wrestling School and visit with Minnesota natives Griffin Parriott and Brady Berge. The two are in town for the holidays and decided to get a workout in before they compete at the Ken Kraft Midlands Championships. Here's the thing -- Parriott's wrestling at Purdue and ... Read more

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It's college wrestling season and here in Minnesota, that means one of the first major events is hosted by Augsburg University in Minneapolis. On Episode 36 of The Guillotine Grapevine, we'll chat with Augsburg head wrestling coach Jim Moulsoff about the team, the tournament and the landscape of Division III wrestling and we'll also get a chance to sneak into a back hallway to talk with new Minnesota State assistant coach Ty Eustic... Read more

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Over the summer, Daniel Kerkvliet's name, and his wrestling, rose to prominence with a gold medal at the 2017 UWW Cadet World Championships in Athens, Greece. On Episode 35 of The Guillotine Grapevine, Kerkvliet talks about his start in wrestling, his teammates at both Simley High School and the PINnacle School of Wrestling and the recruiting process. Earlier in November, Kerkvliet changed his verbal commitment from Minnesota to O... Read more

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The college season is here and on Episode 34 of The Guillotine Grapevine, we'll quickly run down Minnesota's 29-6 win over the Air Force Academy on Sunday in Minneapolis. Eight Gophers earned victories including the first home victories for Hunter Marko, Owen Webster and Rylee Streifel. We catch up with Sam Barber, head wrestling coach at Air Force, to start things off. Barber spent a lot of time in his coaching career in Minnesot... Read more

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Episode 33 of the Guillotine Grapevine visits with "Canadian Joe" Joseph Dashou, a new wrestler training with the Minnesota Storm in Greco-Roman. Dashou, originally from London, Ontario, was living in British Columbia before deciding to make the move to Minnesota to get Greco-Roman training full-time. Despite only wrestling since his 12th grade year in Canada, Dashou has hopes to represent Canada in what some believe has been a fo... Read more

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Centennial High junior Emily Shilson is representing Team USA at the Cadet World Championships in Athens, Greece this week. Her father Chad is part of the coaching staff with Team USA and is one of the active people within Wrestle Like A Girl trying to get state high school associations to start sponsoring girls wrestling at the high school level. On Episode 32 of The Guillotine Grapevine, Shilson talks about his own wrestling bac... Read more

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In the 1970s, Minnesota was the center of Greco-Roman wrestling in the United States. With the Minnesota Wrestling Club continually developing talent with the aid of international coaches, athletes and training partners, the club that become the Minnesota Storm always had an international flare. While in Tampere, Finland at the 2017 Junior World Wrestling Championships, Jason Bryant talked with 1979 World champion and 1980 Olympic... Read more

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One of the most dedicated forces to promoting wrestling globally is from Minnesota. No, he doesn't live there now, but LeSueur native Bill May has been steadily churning out news, notes and rankings for nearly four decades. May, who wrestled at St. Thomas and for the Minnesota Wrestling Club, left the U.S. decades ago and has been one of the most knowledgable wrestling journalists in the world. His career has taken him to numerous... Read more

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Before boarding a plane to Budapest, Hungary, North Dakota State graduate and 2015 NCAA Division I All-American Hayden Zillmer joined The Guillotine Grapevine for Episode 29. Zillmer has the unique distinction of being the first U.S. wrestler to make the National Team in both freestyle and Greco-Roman since Sam Hazewinkel in 2014. Zillmer was second at the U.S World Team Trials in April in Greco-Roman and third at the U.S. World T... Read more

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