George Mason University at 2019 EWL Champs – Round 3

Note: for more photos, check out round 1 and round 2. Going through my photos these last couple of days, I’ve actually learned a lot. I’m still new to this sport, and there’s a lot that I miss at full speed. For example, I thought, why doesn’t a wrestler just get up? I mean, get…

George Mason University at 2019 EWL Champs – Round 2

Note: to see the first round of photos I posted, click here. Last night was the second year in a row that I watched the NCAA championships on tv. What an incredible event. I was following the tournament primarily on Twitter for the first couple of days. I was at a conference and couldn’t very…

George Mason University at 2019 EWL Champs – Round 1

I am woefully behind in my blogging. These next few posts will be relatively short, as I want to get some photos posted. On Saturday, March 9th, I attended my first ever EWL championships, hosted by George Mason. Ironically, it was the last EWL champsionships, as all seven schools recently announced they have accepted membership…

More photos from GMU – Maryland

I went through my photos and found a few more that are post worthy. If you’d like to see my original post, please visit it here.

GMU Wrestling – The Avengers

Last night, the George Mason University Patriots defeated the Frankling and Marshall Diplomats 36-10, avenging last years loss at home by a score of 22-17. I looked at my car thermometer, and the following movie scene came to mind: It was 21 degrees. It was very cold in Lancaster. Not only did the team get…

Roller Coaster Week for GMU Wrestling

This past week was an up and down week for George Mason wrestling. On Sunday, they hosted Edinboro. In five previous meetings, the Patriots had never defeated the Fighting Scots. In a back and forth match, GMU pulled out the win, 20-19. Talha Farooq, Julio Alegria, Tejon Anthony, and Kolby Ho all notched wins to…

A Lean, Mean, Green, Pinning Machine

While the weather was snowy and cold outside, the action was hot inside the RAC on the campus of George Mason University this past Sunday as the Patriots hosted The Citadel. Mason won three of the matches by fall, and also had one major decision, and sent The Citadel packing with a 31-18 win to…

Diving into the deep end with George Mason Wrestling

When I was about seven or eight, I took swim lessons. My kids, who were district swimming champions and state qualifiers, find this very hard to believe because when I was training for a triathlon with my daughter years ago, we agreed that I basically swim like a set of keys….. Anyway, after I took…

George Mason Wrestling Doesn’t Disappoint!

I ventured over to George Mason University this weekend to catch a dual meet between the Patriots and the visiting Buffalo Bulls. One could look at the final score (26-7 Bulls) and be disappointed with the GMU team. But I disagree. These young men fought hard in every match, all the way to the end….

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…