The Guillotine – December 2, 2021

The December 2, 2021 issue of The Guillotine has arrived! Content in this issue includes: Volk closing in on his third state title - Jore Volk | Changing The Game - Gavin Nelson | Lace 'Em Up | Camps, Clinics, and Training | MWCA Report | High School Class AAA Preview | Performance Nutrition - Sunshine Every Day | View From The Matbird Seat | High School Class AA Preview | High School Rankings | High School Class A Preview | Ask The Doc.

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Volk closing in on his third state title

By Brian Jerzak

The sport of wrestling is synonymous with families. Rarely will you come across a wrestling team where there is not at least one athlete who is a second or third generational wrestler. Lakeville North senior Jore Volk is no different. Before him, his brother and father wrestled, and each helped the younger Volk to the edge of rare high school wrestling territory – a possible third state title.

"My dad wrestled up through college," Volk said. "He wrestled in Lisbon, North Dakota, and then at Valley City College in North Dakota. My brother did the same thing as well. (Gannon Volk) wrestled for Apple Valley and then the University of Minnesota. We are a big wrestling family. They got me involved, and I fell in love with the sport."

The Lakeville North senior was on a wrestling mat before he was able to wrestle officially.

"I was running around in the practice room since I was four years old."

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Lakeville North’s Volk, Hanson want to help grow Panthers’ program

Lakeville, a wrestling hotbed?

Don’t laugh. While it’s true other south metro communities – most notably Apple Valley, Shakopee, and Inver Grove Heights – have received more attention for their success in high school and youth wrestling, Lakeville has had its share of accomplishments as well.

In 2019 alone, the community had two athletes – Willie Bastyr at Lakeville South and Bryce Benhart at Lakeville North – win state high school Class 3A individual championships.

Two more North wrestlers just completed a productive spring and summer at the youth level, with both winning multiple national championships. Jore Volk, a sophomore, took first in freestyle and Greco-Roman at the U.S. Marine Corps Junior and 16U Nationals, the annual youth wrestling extravaganza that takes over the Fargodome in North Dakota in July. Continue reading at www.hometownsource.com

Guillotine Grapevine Podcast: Dan Chandler talks #Fargo2019 after three Minnesota wrestlers win 16U Greco-Roman titles

Minnesota USA Wrestling head Greco-Roman coach Dan Chandler talks about the performances of the 16U team in Greco-Roman and some of the challenges that the style presents when coaching at all levels. All three 16U champions, Caleb Thoennes, Jore Volk and Gavin Nelson, all join the show. They also verify or dispel rumors of coach Justin Lavalle’s fashion and driving ability.

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