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The Guillotine Grapevine is the official podcast of The Guillotine, Minnesota's oldest magazine and website dedicated to the state's youth, high school, college and Olympic-level wrestlers. Hosted by Mat Talk Online's Jason Bryant and publisher of The Guillotine, Jeff Beshey, The Guillotine Grapevine will discuss relevant topics and preview events in the Land of 10,000 wrestlers. The Guillotine is on the web at www.theguillotine.com. Part of the Mat Talk Podcast Network.
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May 4, 2016

On May 3, the documentary "J Robinson: Full Circle" was released as it chronicled the life of J Robinson and his Intensive Camp system.

Prior to the public release, a small gathering of friends and family attended a watch party at 508 Bar and Restaurant in Downtown Minneapolis and a pre-show was hosted by Jason Bryant with Coach Robinson and the director Ryan Leer. The pre-show was streamed on Facebook Live. This mini-episode of the Guillotine Grapevine contains the audio Q&A from the pre-show.

Fans can watch the documentary at JRobinsonFullCircle.com.

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Apr 6, 2016

St. Cloud State captured its second straight NCAA Division II Wrestling Championship last month in Sioux Falls, S.D. On Episode 13 of The Guillotine Grapevine, we'll talk with St. Cloud State head wrestling coach Steve Costanzo about the performance.

St. Cloud State brought seven wrestlers to Sioux Falls and all seven placed, giving the Huskies an eight-point gap over second-place Notre Dame College. Brett Velasquez emerged as the lone individual champion, but the story there is much more than meets the eye. Velasquez had to beat returning Division II champion Tim Prescott in a wrestle-off twice just to earn the starting spot prior to the regional championship.

We'll go weight-by-weight and also talk about the impact of St. Cloud State dropping six sports and limiting roster sizes will have on the wrestling program.

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Feb 12, 2016

On Episode 9 of the Guillotine Grapevine, the focus comes back to Minnesota wrestling and what makes it great at the Division III level. Jeff Swenson, current Athletics Director at Augsburg and the architect for 10 of the 12 Auggie national championships joins the program.

Swenson talks about his two separate runs as the program's head coach, what he learned from coaching high school at Rosemount prior to coming back to the program as well as a number of things that Minnesota has offered to help make the program one of the crown jewels of college wrestling.

We'll also visit with UW-La Crosse head coach Dave Malecek as he talks about why he recruits the state of Minnesota. There are numerous Minnesota natives throughout the Eagles lineup. We'll also catch up with former Auggie Donny Wichmann, who was in attendance as the school honored the 1991 National Championship team, the first wrestling title won by the school. Wichmann was an assistant coach on that team.

Then we'll, as usual, make fun of Chad Johnson's mustache with NCAA Division III champion Donny Longendyke.

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Jan 25, 2016

Episode 8 of the Guillotine Grapevine goes inside the nationally-respected J Robinson Intensive Camps with founder J Robinson and the camp's Executive Director Ty Eustice.

Robinson and Eustice talk about the philosophy behind the camp system and the 28-day intensive camp specifically as well as the genesis of the system when it started back when Robinson was an assistant coach at the University of Iowa.

With the annual Iowa-Minnesota dual set for this weekend, Robinson and Eustice also share a few stories about the rivalry and what each recalls from their time on each side of the battle. Eustice was a two-time All-American at Iowa.

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Dec 15, 2015

John Nalan, the AAA rankings editor for The Guillotine will join us on Episode 5 of the Guillotine Grapevine to preview the upcoming All Force Nutrition Minnesota Christmas Tournament held in Rochester on December 18-19.

We'll go weight by weight and check out the wrestlers to watch with one of Minnesota's biggest wrestling events.

Then we'll talk with nationally-ranked Brett Pfarr, the starting 197-pounder from the University of Minnesota. Pfarr hails from Le Sueur, Minn., and he's made a successful jump from 184 pounds to 197. He'll break down some of the thoughts about this up-and-down season for the Gophers and what the difference has been in his own performance.

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Nov 9, 2015

Episode 3 of the Guillotine Grapevine heads up to Halenbeck Hall in St. Cloud as we visit with St. Cloud State head wrestling coach Steve Costanzo.

Costanzo guided the Huskies to the school's first national championship last season at the NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships. Prior to coming to St. Cloud State, Costanzo guided Dana College to the NAIA championship.

Costanzo finds familiar faces in the way as he looks to earn back-to-back titles. They include his college coach, Mike Denney at Maryville and Nebraska-Kearney head coach Marc Bauer, also a Nebraska-Omaha alum.

With numerous All-Americans returning, depth isn't an issue, firepower doesn't seem to be an issue either. There's a wrestling revolution in Division II coming from St. Cloud.

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Oct 28, 2015

Episode 2 of the Guillotine Grapevine heads to the Bierman Athletic Building on the campus of the University of Minnesota as we talk with Minnesota head wrestling coach J Robinson and assistant coach Brandon Eggum.

Robinson briefly talks about his contract extension that will keep him coaching the Gophers at least through the 2019 season. There's also a short debate on who's mustache actually rules Minnesota -- Robinson's or the one worn by two-time World medalist Andy Bisek.

Eggum and Robinson talk a little bit about the schedule and events coming to the Sports Pavilion this winter and what to expect from the Gopher starting lineup this year.

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And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a contributor today.. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of patronage. If you like wrestling content -- scratch that -- if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a contributor. How much you give is solely up to how much you believe it's worth to you.

Looking to start a podcast of your own?
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