A lot to like about Card wrestlers’ winning start

Believe it or not, Willmar wrestling is good again. I know, stunning stuff. They are off to a powerful start, worthy of their No. 5 ranking by The Guillotine, and maybe deserving of an even higher ranking, but hey, I don’t get a vote. The Cardinals have won both of the individual tournaments they’ve participated in and also politely dominated in their lone dual of the season so far, a 63-6 win over Rocori.

There’s no doubt the road will get tougher in the quest for a seventh-straight trip to the Class AAA state tournament, but there’s still plenty to take from Willmar’s winning start. Continue reading at www.wctrib.com

Family, Farming and Wrestling – The Carlson Legacy in Willmar

By Brian Jerzak

Family and wrestling go together like ice cream and apple pie. All across the state of Minnesota, the wrestling landscape is littered with families steeped in wrestling history. The Short family, the Morgan family, the Thorn and the Ness families, just to name a few, have produced multiple high-level wrestlers. They are families that get the sport of wrestling in their blood, and it never gets out.

The connection between wrestling and family is similar to the connection between family and farming. Generations of families work family farms. Often the home and farm are passed down from one generation to the next. Once farming gets in a family's blood, like wrestling, it is hard to get it out.

Few families in Minnesota encapsulate the strong bond between family, farming and wrestling more than the Carlson family from Willmar.

"Our dad (Curtney) wrestled for Willmar back in the 1950's," Chad Carlson said, "and graduated from Willmar High School in 1957. He got us started in it. It wasn't like he was pushing us one way or the other, but I think he thought it would be a good thing to get us into."

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The Guillotine – April 17, 2015

The April 17, 2015 issue of The Guillotine has arrived! Featured content in this issue includes: One-On-One with Steve Costanzo, Tradition So Thick It Is Written On The Walls - Anoka Wrestling, and From The Community On Up - Willmar Wrestling.

More content in this issue: DI Action Photos, Lace ‘Em Up, Officially Speaking, The Mat Grinder, DIII Action Photos, MWCA Awards, Benick Named MWCA Mr. Minnesota Wrestler, Camps, Clinics, & Training, Minnesota College Connection, View From The Matbird Seat, Ask The Doc.

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The Guillotine – May 20, 2011

The May 20, 2011 issue of The Guillotine has arrived! Content in this issue includes: Guillotine Academic All-State Teams | Lace ‘Em Up | 2011 Minnesotan College All-Americans | Camps, Clinics, and Training | MWCA Report | Willmar Wrestling - Setting high goals - with proof | Weight Classes Changed for HS Wrestling | Years Ago | The Clash X: Introducing six more teams | Eight inducted into Bartelma Hall of Fame | Another Johnnie Athletic Icon - Minga Batsukh | MN/USA Wrestling Juniors State results | Off the Mat with Grandma | Officially Speaking | NYWA State Tournament results.

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