Dan Jinks is no Jinx in the Rassling Business

By Jeff Bro Olsen

He’s never been small!

Well, maybe as a baby.

Still, his old friends who haven’t seen him for a few years don’t initially recognize him.

“Say it ain’t you, Jinksie?” they are thinking after they bump into retired Grand Rapids wrestling coach Dan Jinks – some as recently as his induction into the Dave Bartelma Wrestling Hall of Fame in Benson on Saturday, October 3.

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Grand Rapids’ Schauer is healthy and hungry this season

As the 2017-18 wrestling regular season wound down, Grand Rapids’ Kellen Schauer couldn’t have asked for better circumstances. Ranked as high as third among 138-pounders, he had won 50 matches without a single loss.

Then, near the end of the Thunderhawks’ first postseason practice, Schauer was grappling with a teammate when he “landed funny.” Only it wasn’t the “ha ha” kind of funny, but rather the “uh oh” kind.

A junior at the time, Schauer would learn he had a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow. Compounding the ill-timed injury: Schauer is left-handed. Meaning that arm is a biggie. And while things could have been worse — initial fears centered on a broken arm or dislocated elbow — Schauer wasn’t anywhere close to 100 percent when it mattered most, including the state tournament.

For all intents and purposes, his promise-filled fifth year as a Grand Rapids varsity wrestler was sabotaged by an awkward spill. Continue reading at www.duluthnewstribune.com

The Guillotine – January 25, 2013

The January 25, 2013 issue of The Guillotine has arrived! Featured content in this issue includes: Putting Something Back - Grand Rapids | A Wrestling Coach's Wife - Beth Vos | Good Advice, Great Results - Forest Lake | One-on-One with Cole VonOhlen | One Brave Coach - Travis Vold.

More content in this issue: Clash Action Photos | Lace ‘Em Up | Open Tournament Calendar | MWCA Report | Milestones | High School Rankings | Huskies win National Duals | St. Michael-Albertville wins The Clash XI | Fastest Falls | Minnesota College Connection | Section Tournament Calendar | Upcoming Camps, Clinics, and Training | The View From The Matbird Seat | Officially Speaking | Ask The Doc | Minnesota Finishes Southern Scuffle in Fourth | College Results.

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