The Guillotine – February 11, 2021

The February 11, 2021 issue of The Guillotine has arrived! Content in this issue includes: Wrestling For Family – Derrick Cardinal | Driven to Win by a Hatred of Losing – Chase DeBlaere | The Natural – Dominik Vacura | Lace ‘Em Up – Heartbreak and Uncertainty | Camps-Clinics-Training | MWCA Report | High School Rankings | Officially Speaking – Officiating Challenges | Performance Nutrition – Supplements | Culture Starts In The Room – Wes Hanson and Crookston Wrestling | Ask The Doc – Following Guidelines | Where Have They Gone? – Rick Ties.

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Driven to Win by a Hatred of Losing – Chase DeBlaere

Athletes say they hate to lose more than they like to win, so it is often almost like a cliché. I don’t always believe it. I feel like some athletes say it because it is what they think they are supposed to say. When I talked to two-time state champion Chase DeBlaere, I didn’t get that feeling. When DeBlaere told me how much he hates losing – I believed him.

Wrestling is in DeBlaere’s DNA.

“My dad wrestled in high school in Arizona,” DeBlaere said. “By the time I came around, he got me into wrestling. We moved to Michigan, and I started wrestling.”

DeBlaere didn’t just stroll onto a mat and start winning. He found out about losing early.

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