GG28: The NCAA Championships will come to Minneapolis – Reactions from around Minnesota

Minneapolis was awarded the 2020 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships on Tuesday. Episode 28 of The Guillotine Grapevine will get an immediate Minnesota-themed reaction about the championships coming to U.S. Bank Stadium in March of 2020. We’ll see what went into the bid process with Senior Associate Athletic Director at … Continue reading

Guillotine Grapevine: Pat Smith and studying abroad in school and wrestling in Sweden

Minnesota Storm Greco-Roman athlete Pat Smith is back in the U.S. after three months studying abroad in Sweden. The U.S. Open champion is gearing up for the U.S. World Team Trials and looking to make his first World Team. But since winning the U.S. Open back in December, Smith decided … Continue reading

Guillotine Grapevine: Brandon Eggum and Gopher seniors Michael Kroells and Brett Pfarr

It was senior day for a number of Gopher wrestling seniors as Minnesota hosted Ohio State in the final home dual of the year at The Sports Pavilion. On Episode 26 of The Guillotine Grapevine, we’ll visit with two of the best Gopher seniors, Michael Kroells and Brett Pfarr after … Continue reading

Guillotine Grapevine: Iowa-Minnesota recap and reaction with Tom Brands, Thomas Gilman and Brandon Eggum

Episode 25 recaps the Iowa-Minnesota dual at the Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis as Iowa defeated the Gophers 27-11 on Super Bowl Sunday. We’ll get the Iowa side of things with coach Tom Brands and polarizing 125-pounder Thomas Gilman and then we’ll talk to Brandon Eggum after his first home dual … Continue reading

Guillotine Grapevine: Mack Reiter and Jayson Ness look back at the 2007 National Championship team

Episode 24 of The Guillotine Grapevine talks with Gopher alums Mack Reiter and Jayson Ness as they look back on the 2007 Minnesota wrestling team that captured the NCAA Division I Championship. It was bittersweet for Reiter, who failed to place that season. Ness finished fifth as a freshman. Both … Continue reading

GG23: Jeff Beshey chats early-season action; Cael Sanderson and Brandon Eggum talk PSU-UM postmatch

Episode 23 of The Guillotine Grapevine welcomes Jeff Beshey back to the program as he talks a bit about the start of the wrestling season here in the Land of 10,000 Wrestlers. We’ll talk briefly about the National Duals where St. Cloud State won the Division II title and Augsburg … Continue reading

GG22: Previewing the Minnesota Christmas Tournament with John Nalan

Episode 22 of The Guillotine Grapevine visits with Class 3A Rankings Editor John Nalan as we preview the 30th annual Minnesota Christmas Tournament. While 3A teams are set to do some damage in Rochester, there’s also nine out-of-state teams coming into this year’s Christmas Tournament. Nalan previews the event in … Continue reading

Guillotine Grapevine Podcast: Rochester’s Randy Rager, Augsburg’s Chad Johnson and Southwest Minnesota State’s Jesse Nelson at the Auggie Open

We’ll head over to Augsburg College and talk with Augsburg assistant coach Chad Johnson, Southwest Minnesota State’s Jesse Nelson and Rochester’s Randy Rager on Episode 21 of The Guillotine Grapevine. We’ll also start the show with a quick rundown of the weekend’s action at Augsburg and the University of Minnesota, … Continue reading