Guillotine Grapevine: Chad Shilson on growing women’s wrestling in Minnesota and beyond

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… Continue reading

Guillotine Grapevine: World Champion Andrzej Supron of Poland recalls his time training in Minnesota

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… Continue reading

Guillotine Grapevine: LeSueur native Bill May is a driving force behind international wrestling coverage

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… Continue reading

Guillotine Grapevine: Crosby native Hayden Zillmer sits in a unique position on both national teams

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… Continue reading

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