GG28: The NCAA Championships will come to Minneapolis – Reactions from around Minnesota

Minneapolis was awarded the 2020 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships on Tuesday. Episode 28 of The Guillotine Grapevine will get an immediate Minnesota-themed reaction about the championships coming to U.S. Bank Stadium in March of 2020. We’ll see what went into the bid process with Senior Associate Athletic Director at … Continue reading

Guillotine Grapevine: Pat Smith and studying abroad in school and wrestling in Sweden

Minnesota Storm Greco-Roman athlete Pat Smith is back in the U.S. after three months studying abroad in Sweden. The U.S. Open champion is gearing up for the U.S. World Team Trials and looking to make his first World Team. But since winning the U.S. Open back in December, Smith decided … Continue reading

Guillotine Grapevine: Brandon Eggum and Gopher seniors Michael Kroells and Brett Pfarr

It was senior day for a number of Gopher wrestling seniors as Minnesota hosted Ohio State in the final home dual of the year at The Sports Pavilion. On Episode 26 of The Guillotine Grapevine, we’ll visit with two of the best Gopher seniors, Michael Kroells and Brett Pfarr after … Continue reading

Guillotine Grapevine: Iowa-Minnesota recap and reaction with Tom Brands, Thomas Gilman and Brandon Eggum

Episode 25 recaps the Iowa-Minnesota dual at the Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis as Iowa defeated the Gophers 27-11 on Super Bowl Sunday. We’ll get the Iowa side of things with coach Tom Brands and polarizing 125-pounder Thomas Gilman and then we’ll talk to Brandon Eggum after his first home dual … Continue reading

On The Mat: Fresno State head coach Troy Steiner and new Minnesota head coach Brandon Eggum

Troy Steiner and Brandon Eggum to go On the Mat this week This week’s edition of On the Mat is Wednesday, February 1 with Fresno State head wrestling coach Troy Steiner and Minnesota head wrestling coach Brandon Eggum. Coach Eggum’s segment begins around 36-minute mark. “On the Mat” is a … Continue reading

The Ice Hour: Augsburg’s Jeff Swenson, Wartburg’s Jim Miller talk “Battle of the Burgs”

On February 2, Augsburg College’s Si Melby Hall will host the annual Battle of the Burgs, a wrestling dual between the host Auggies and rival Wartburg. With Augsburg and Wartburg winning every NCAA Division III championship since 1995, the two programs have set a standard across the sport of wrestling, … Continue reading

Guillotine Grapevine: Mack Reiter and Jayson Ness look back at the 2007 National Championship team

Episode 24 of The Guillotine Grapevine talks with Gopher alums Mack Reiter and Jayson Ness as they look back on the 2007 Minnesota wrestling team that captured the NCAA Division I Championship. It was bittersweet for Reiter, who failed to place that season. Ness finished fifth as a freshman. Both … Continue reading