Being #UnCommon With Coach Frank Beasley of George Mason Wrestling

Frank Beasely is in his second year as head coach of the George Mason Patriot wrestling team. Coach Beasley came to GMU after serving as associate head coach under Pat Papolizio at North Carolina State. Beasley was also the recruiting coordinator. Just prior to today’s dual meet against the University of Buffalo I had a…

George Mason Wrestling: Being #UnCommon!

It was this time last year that I attended my first ever amateur wrestling event. I visited George Mason University to watch their Green vs Gold wrestle offs. I was a total newbie who knew nothing about the sport. I followed GMU during the season and saw them wrestle a couple of times, and saw…

My Education Continues: Iowa vs Maryland

So I am a week late in posting about my most recent trip to a wrestling match. A good friend of mine said, “maybe your heart just isn’t into it?” I told her I disagreed! As a newcomer to the sport, I find it VERY exciting to watch!! I can’t believe what these athletes can…

Boy Do I Have A Lot To Learn!

The basic concept is pretty easy to grasp: two athletes, using their arms and legs, try to take each other down to the mat, and get a pin. Seems easy enough. But… What if there’s no pin? What’s this “ride time” all about? Wait, so folkstyle isn’t freestyle? There’s a mercy rule in freestyle? Any…

An Old Dog Does Learn New Tricks: My First Wrestling Match!

Growing up in Florida in the 60s and 70s, I had two loves: baseball and wrestling. If you have read any of my other posts (and if you haven’t now would be a great time!), my love for the game of baseball is well documented. Wrestling may shock some. And here’s the real shocker: it…