The Guillotine Grapevine Podcast

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Guillotine Grapevine: Chad Shilson on growing women’s wrestling in Minnesota and beyond

Centennial High junior Emily Shilson is representing Team USA at the Cadet World Championships in Athens, Greece this week. Her father Chad is part of the coaching staff with Team USA and is one of the active people within Wrestle Like A Girl trying to…

Guillotine Grapevine: World Champion Andrzej Supron of Poland recalls his time training in Minnesota

In the 1970s, Minnesota was the center of Greco-Roman wrestling in the United States. With the Minnesota Wrestling Club continually developing talent with the aid of international coaches, athletes and training partners, the club that become the Minnesota Storm always had an international flare. While…

On The Mat: National championship coach and Olympian J Robinson

J Robinson, 1972 Greco-Roman Olympian and iconic Minnesota head wrestling coach, goes “On the Mat” on Wednesday, August 2. “On the Mat" is a presentation of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum. The show can be heard live on the Internet at…

Guillotine Grapevine: LeSueur native Bill May is a driving force behind international wrestling coverage

One of the most dedicated forces to promoting wrestling globally is from Minnesota. No, he doesn't live there now, but LeSueur native Bill May has been steadily churning out news, notes and rankings for nearly four decades. May, who wrestled at St. Thomas and for…

Guillotine Grapevine: Crosby native Hayden Zillmer sits in a unique position on both national teams

Before boarding a plane to Budapest, Hungary, North Dakota State graduate and 2015 NCAA Division I All-American Hayden Zillmer joined The Guillotine Grapevine for Episode 29. Zillmer has the unique distinction of being the first U.S. wrestler to make the National Team in both freestyle…

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…

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…

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…

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…

On The Mat: Fresno State head coach Troy Steiner and new Minnesota head coach Brandon Eggum

Troy Steiner and Brandon Eggum to go On the Mat this week This week’s edition of On the Mat is Wednesday, February 1 with Fresno State head wrestling coach Troy Steiner and Minnesota head wrestling coach Brandon Eggum. Coach Eggum's segment begins around 36-minute mark.…

The Ice Hour: Augsburg’s Jeff Swenson, Wartburg’s Jim Miller talk “Battle of the Burgs”

On February 2, Augsburg College's Si Melby Hall will host the annual Battle of the Burgs, a wrestling dual between the host Auggies and rival Wartburg. With Augsburg and Wartburg winning every NCAA Division III championship since 1995, the two programs have set a standard…

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