Short Time Wrestling Podcast: A different look at youth wrestling with Barnesville’s Dan Cox

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Out in Barnesville, Minnesota, there’s a large group of youth wrestlers. Coach Dan Cox is looking to try to solve the problem in getting kids quality mat time, while creating an enjoyable experience to keep the wrestlers in the system and prepare them for the high school program.

On Episode 592 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, Cox talks bout how he developed the Northwoods Wrestling League and how it solves an issue with children who want to compete with their friends to get them on the mat and keep them on the mat. Rules involve modified dual meet scoring, allowed moves and disallowed moves that encourage learning.

Competing for quality mat time is the key, as this is geared for the recreational wrestler, not the family who wants to jump right in and chase Tulsa titles.

Check out the breakdown of how the NWL works in written form at TheGuillone.com forum.

Guillotine Grapevine Podcast: The future is here as Augsburg women win home opener

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The snow couldn’t prevent Augsburg from winning the first women’s dual in school history on Sunday, January 19 at Si Melby Hall. Originally scheduled for Saturday night, Augsburg beat UW-Stevens Point 30-12 in the lone home dual of the year. The win ushered in a new era of women’s wrestling in the midwest and in Minnesota.

Episode 65 of The Guillotine Grapevine talks with Augsburg women’s head wrestling coach Max Mejia and Athletic Director Jeff Swenson on their reaction on the outcome and how the future of women’s wrestling is here before us today.

Guillotine Grapevine Podcast: The relevance and importance of The Clash

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The 18th Clash National High School Wrestling Duals got going on January 3 at Rochester Community & Technical College’s Regional Sports Center. Today on The Guillotine Grapevine, we get an insight into the relevance of the tournament, its impact on Minnesota and the Rochester area as well as get insight from sponsors, visiting coaches and locals familiar with the event.

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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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