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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The Natural – Dominik Vacura

By Brian Jerzak

Some people seem to be born to do certain things. Some kids are so good – athletically, artistically, musically – at an early age that success is almost a given. They seem to be naturals. When watching these types of kids, it is obvious that some success is virtually guaranteed even if they don't work at it. If – like Dominik Vacura – they put in the time to their craft, they will – like Vacura - be able to do some big things.

At every level of wrestling, Badger/Greenbush-Middle River's Vacura has had success almost right away. His natural talent and his work ethic have taken him to the edge of wrestling history. He is one championship away from becoming a three-time state champion and a solid senior season away from setting a school record that has stood for over twenty years.

The sport of wrestling took Vacura by surprise.

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B-G-MR’s Dominik Vacura has eyes on the ultimate trophy — another state wrestling title

Dominik Vacura spent his Thanksgiving break accompanying his father on a hunting trip to Montana. Jon Vacura had a successful hunt, shooting a mule deer; his son didn’t have a tag, so he was along to enjoy the trip.

“My dad shot a pretty nice buck,’’ Dominik Vacura said. “I just like going out there. I got to see more of the hilly side of Montana this time.

“I want to shoot a mule deer so bad. I never have gotten one. I want to get a monster one.’’

The hunting trophy has eluded Vacura. But he’s got a bigger plaque — Vacura won the 220-pound title at the Minnesota Class A state high school wrestling tournament as a sophomore last season. Continue reading at www.grandforksherald.com