CSU Bakersfield head coach and Gopher All-American Manny Rivera – GG45

The Guillotine Grapevine goes on the road to Daytona Beach, Florida to check in with All-American Golden Gopher Manny Rivera. The California native is entering his second year as the head wrestling coach at CSU Bakersfield. Rivera talks about his time in Minnesota, getting recruited to Minnesota, interactions with J Robinson and Joe Russell and…

Lee Crowned Junior National Champion, McKee Places Third

Fargo, ND – Three future Gophers took to the mats in Fargo this week competing at the Junior National Championships. Brayton Lee and Patrick Mckee each ended their tournaments on the podium gaining Junior National All-American Honors. Brayton Lee wrestled to a first-place finish in Fargo and earned the title… Continue reading

Sanders, Zillmer Prepped for Final X

Representing the state of Minnesota this weekend at Final X – Lehigh will be Hayden Zillmer and Zach Sanders, looking to secure Senior World Team spots for the first time in their careers. Hayden Zillmer, a Minneapolis, Minn. native, will wrestle in the 92-kilogram best-of-three series against former Olympic bronze… Continue reading