The Guillotine Grapevine Podcast: Aitkin wrestling leads the Fish House Parade on Thanksgiving Weekend

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Leading the Fish House Parade in Aitkin is coach Larry Liljenquist and his Aitkin Gobblers.

This episode of The Guillotine Grapevine stumbles across the Aitkin Fish House Parade the day after Thanksgiving. The Grand Marshal for this year’s parade, that ran right through the center of town and right down U.S. 169 was the Aitkin wrestling program.

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Guillotine Grapevine Podcast: All-American Ryan Timmerman embodies alumni disappointment in St. Olaf wrestling situation

Part 2 in a series about the discontinuation of St. Olaf wrestling.

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The fitting representation of the Axe of St. Olaf

What’s the most notable sports story that’s involved St. Olaf in the past 18 months outside of its announcement to drop wrestling?

The answer, known to the entire sporting world, is the school’s place in the fight to kick out Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference juggernaut St. Thomas out of the conference.

The story wasn’t just prominent in the Star Tribune here in Minnesota, but it made the AP and even ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt noted the boot. If you scratch the surface of the St. Thomas story, you find St. Olaf. So when wrestling gets cut, what are the optics?

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Guillotine Grapevine Podcast: Parents perspective on St. Olaf dropping wrestling

This is part one of a series on the news surrounding the drop of St. Olaf wrestling.

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What level of a responsibility should a college have to take care of its students? That’s the question Florida’s Melissa McGlynn has for the entire St. Olaf College administration.

By now, the Minnesota wrestling community knows that St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota announced it would discontinue wrestling at the end of the 2019-20 season. This announcement was released after business hours on Friday, October 18.

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Seven Minutes with Chad Gable

Seven Minutes is a series of interviews with top wrestling coaches and athletes. Most of the question-and-answer sessions last roughly seven minutes. Hence the name. WWE superstar Chad Gable was a 2012 Greco-Roman Olympian who trained at Northern Michigan with the USOEC program.

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Guillotine Grapevine Podcast: Dan Chandler talks #Fargo2019 after three Minnesota wrestlers win 16U Greco-Roman titles

Minnesota USA Wrestling head Greco-Roman coach Dan Chandler talks about the performances of the 16U team in Greco-Roman and some of the challenges that the style presents when coaching at all levels. All three 16U champions, Caleb Thoennes, Jore Volk and Gavin Nelson, all join the show. They also verify or dispel rumors of coach Justin Lavalle’s fashion and driving ability.

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Guillotine Grapevine Podcast: Wrapping up #Fargo2019 freestyle with Jayson Ness and Junior National Champion Patrick Kennedy

Minnesota USA Wrestling head freestyle coach Jayson Ness talks about the performances of the team in freestyle. We’ll also talk with Junior freestyle national champion Patrick Kennedy.

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Guillotine Grapevine Podcast: Business owner, three-time national champion Steve Saxlund prepares for another year in Fargo

A national event has a distinctly Upper Midwest presence as the 2019 USA Wrestling Junior & 16U Nationals will come to the Fargodome just across the Red River in Fargo, North Dakota from July 13-19. On this episode of The Guillotine Grapevine, we visit with Steve Saxlund, a Pipestone, Minnesota, native who was a four-time All-American and three-time NCAA Division II champion at North Dakota State.

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Guillotine Grapevine Podcast: Storm roundtable with Pat Smith, Jordan Holm, Joe Dashou and Hans Martin Male from Insight Brewing

Another Storm roundtable edition, this time coming from Insight Brewing in Minneapolis. Join host Jason Bryant along with World Teamer Pat Smith, past World Teamer Jordan Holm, Canada’s Joe Dashou and Norway’s Hans Martin Male as they talk about the recent happenings in wrestling and how it relates to Minnesota and the Minnesota Storm.

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