Brian Bakke is the National Medal of Courage Award Recipient

By Jeff Bro Olsen

Let’s cut to the chase. Brian Bakke, a gifted athlete, got a raw deal in life being born with cystic fibrosis, an inherited life-threatening disorder that damages the lungs and digestive system.

But don’t tell that to Brian or his father, Jeff, the retired East Grand Forks High School head wrestling coach. They know that life throws spitballs and knockdowns. You just get right back up.

Jeff Bakke, a smaller version of Arnold Schwarzenegger and a former infantry officer in Vietnam, didn’t coddle his son. No sir!

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The Guillotine – January 3, 2014

The January 3, 2014 issue of The Guillotine has arrived! Featured content in this issue includes: Referee Brian Bakke Knows Adversity | A Tradition of Unrivaled Achievement - Coach Scot Davis | Dawson-Boyd/Lac Qui Parle - Home Grown Aggressiveness | Cameron Sykora - Handling the Pressure | One-on-One With Randy Rager | Where Have They Gone? - Buzz Cummins.

More content in this issue: Rumble on the Red Tournament Action | Lace ‘Em Up | The Mat Grinder | High School Rankings | Officially Speaking | Minnesota Christmas Tournament Action | Ask The Doc | View From The Matbird Seat | Minnesota College Connection - Q&A with Nick Tourville | Open Tournament Calendar | Fastest Falls | Upcoming Camps, Clinics, and Training | Word Search Puzzle.

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