‘I know she’s watching over me’: O’Reilly wrestles to honor late mother

MINNEAPOLIS – Bailee O’Reilly remembers that dreary day like yesterday.

Sept. 29, 2008. The day his mom died.

Jamie O’Reilly was just 32 years old when she lost her battle with cancer. She was the lone woman in the O’Reilly house. Jamie and her husband Zach had five boys: Bailee, Kaleb, Kelby, Baxter and Maddox.

Bailee was the oldest, and he was just 9 when Jamie died. Maddox was 4.

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50 Years of Putting the Team First – Goodhue Wrestling

The Goodhue Wildcats wrestling program has had a total of two head coaches for the last 50 years. Part of the reason former Goodhue wrestling coach Bill Sutter – who amassed the fourth-most wins in the history of Minnesota high school wrestling – had the success he had was his commitment to - above all else - the team. The commitment to the team has continued with Goodhue’s coach for over a decade, Josh Grant.

“For over fifty years – between Sutter’s 39 years and my eleven years, you are talking about 50 years of the team and preaching teamwork to a group of young men,” Grant said. “I think that is something to be proud of.”

The only team Grant was interested in as a kid was the basketball team.

“I was a farm kid. Wrestling wasn’t anything I was even aware of, and I was playing basketball in 7th grade,” Grant said. “We had a new health and PE teacher who went on a recruiting mission. I remember Coach Bill McDonald came up to me and said, ‘You look strong, but you also look pretty short. You should come out for wrestling.’ At the time, I had never seen amateur wrestling. I had visions of Hulk Hogan. So, I joined wrestling. I couldn’t be more grateful to Coach McDonald because wrestling has obviously had a big impact on my life.”

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The Guillotine – November 29, 2019

The November 29, 2019 issue of The Guillotine has arrived! Featured content in this issue includes: High School Class Previews, The I's of the Tigers - Blaine Wrestling, A Great Place To Be - Adrian Wrestling, and 50 Years of Putting the Team First – Goodhue Wrestling.

More content in this issue: Gophers Action, Lace ‘Em Up, Open Tournament Calendar, MWCA Report, Where Have They Gone? - Don Kussinen, Ask The Doc - Heart Health, Performance Nutrition - Meal Replacements, Officially Speaking, and Camps-Clinics-Training.

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