Guillotine Grapevine Podcast: Pinnacle’s Jared Lawrence on the Minnesota flavor at Junior Worlds

As Team USA heads to the Junior World Championships, we’ve got a number of Minnesota tie-ins to discuss and we’ll do that on Episode 46 of The Guillotine Grapevine with Pinnacle’s Jared Lawrence.

Lawrence looks back on his own experience at the 1999 and 2000 Junior World Championships and talks about his prospects on how the Minnesota natives will fare in Slovakia. We’ll also ask Lawrence some Gopher-related questions from his time in the lineup pitched to us by Minnesotan Chris Willaert, who for some reason, didn’t attend the Rio Olympics with Mike Quamme.

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Pinnacle Wrestling School’s Jared Lawrence goes On The Mat

Pinnacle School of Wrestling founder Jared Lawrence joins ON THE MAT to talk about his wrestling club and more.

“On the Mat” is a presentation of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum and is hosted by the Director of the Dan Gable Museum, Kyle Klingman, and Trackwrestling Content Manager Andy Hamilton.

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McNiff’s Riffs: MN has a world champion wrestler, and she’s a beast

Tim McNiff catches up with 17-year-old world champion wrestler Emily Shilson.

Okay… don’t come at me because I just called a 17-year-old girl a “beast,” It’s cool. At least, I think it is.

As I explained to Emily Shilson, who just last week became the first girl from the U.S. to win a world championship since 2015 (teammate Macey Kilty from Wisconsin also won a world title the very next day), I meant it as nothing but a compliment, because Emily Shilson eats, drinks, lifts, sweats, dreams and breathes everything about wrestling.

“I can’t imagine doing any other sport. It just wouldn’t be the same,” says Emily. “I love every minute of wrestling. Whether it’s hard or not, it’s just fun and sometimes the funnest parts are the hard parts.”

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Kerkvliet and Howard punch tickets to second-consecutive Cadet Worlds

AKRON, Ohio – Team USA’s Cadet World Team is completed after the Cadet Freestyle Trials wrapped up on Sunday afternoon with 10 talented, young athletes punching their tickets to the 2018 Cadet World Championships in Zagreb, Croatia, July 2-8.

Highlighting the 2018 squad are returning World Team members Daniel Kerkvliet at 110 kg and Robert Howard at 55 kg.

Kerkvliet will head to Croatia to defend his World title from 2017. In Akron, he went unscored on, winning three shutout technical falls to advance to the finals. There, Kerkvliet continued his dominance with two quick wins over Hunter Catka.

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Berge gets revenge against O’Connor, eight others to receive bid to the Junior World Championships

Rochester, Minn.- After a session of incredible wrestling, the 2018 Junior Freestyle World Team is set and ready for Worlds October 17-23, in Trnava, Slovakia.

The most exciting series of the night occurred at 70 kg with Austin O’Connor (Sunkist Kids WC) and 2015 Cadet World Team member Brady Berge (Nittany Lion WC). Berge and O’Connor met at this year’s Marine Corps U.S. Open in Las Vegas, Nev., where O’Connor took the victory on criteria, 2-2. Berge went into today’s series ready for revenge.

The first bout of the series went back and forth and ended with Berge coming out on top, 7-4, claiming his revenge on O’Connor. However, O’Connor did not let Berge by in the second bout. O’Connor came in with an early second-period tech, not allowing Berge to score any points.

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