GG33: Joseph Dashou – The Canadian Lone Wolf in Minnesota

Episode 33 of the Guillotine Grapevine visits with “Canadian Joe” Joseph Dashou, a new wrestler training with the Minnesota Storm in Greco-Roman.

Dashou, originally from London, Ontario, was living in British Columbia before deciding to make the move to Minnesota to get Greco-Roman training full-time. Despite only wrestling since his 12th grade year in Canada, Dashou has hopes to represent Canada in what some believe has been a forgotten style. The Canadians have a strong women’s freestyle program and have seen success in men’s freestyle as well. Greco-Roman competitors have been sparse over the past decade.

Dashou explains how he came to live with some current Gopher wrestlers while training with the Storm and what the experience has been like with one of the nation’s finest and most respected wrestling clubs.

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Guillotine Grapevine: World Champion Andrzej Supron of Poland recalls his time training in Minnesota

In the 1970s, Minnesota was the center of Greco-Roman wrestling in the United States. With the Minnesota Wrestling Club continually developing talent with the aid of international coaches, athletes and training partners, the club that become the Minnesota Storm always had an international flare.

While in Tampere, Finland at the 2017 Junior World Wrestling Championships, Jason Bryant talked with 1979 World champion and 1980 Olympic silver medalist Andrzej Supron about his trips to the United States and what it was like for him to come to the U.S. in a time where the foundations of Greco-Roman in the country were being founded. Continue reading

The Guillotine Grapevine: Alan & Gloria Rice Greco-Roman Hall of Champions Inductions from October 22, 2016

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Episode 20 of The Guillotine Grapevine was recorded at the Christensen Center at Augsburg College on Saturday, October 22. The night marked the seventh annual Alan and Gloria Rice Greco-Roman Hall of Champions induction ceremonies.

Jason Bryant, host of this program, served as the Master of Ceremonies and welcomed Leadership Award winner Joe DeMeo, inductees Lindsey Durlacher and Jim and Dave Hazewinkel and Legacy Award winners, the Minnesota Storm, into the Hall.

This episode is that night’s program, including opening remarks from Minnesota Storm founder and Hall namesake Alan Rice. Also included are speeches from Dan Gable, Scott Benson, Michael Durlacher, Jim Hazewinkel, Dave Hazewinkel and Pat Marcy.

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Minnesota Storm’s Joe Rau featured on USA Wrestling Bonus Points Podcast

USA Wrestling’s Bonus Points podcast, presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance, will feature many of top names in wrestling from the U.S. and beyond.

Episode 24 of Bonus Points features Josef Rau, 2016 U.S. Senior Nationals champion and 2014 U.S. World Team member in Greco-Roman.

Rau competed collegiately for Elmhurst College where he won a NCAA Division III national title in 2013.

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