This past weekend the George Mason Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Club participated in their club's first ever competitive fight since starting the club in 2017. The club traveled to Doswell, Virginia took part in the 2018 Submission Only World. Chase Mayekar placed 3rd in the no gi featherweight division, picking up a win in a match that lasted over an hour. Lloyd Wallace placed 2nd in the no gi novice division, 2nd in the gi white belt heavy division, and 3rd in the no gi absolute. Rounding out the competition was Sajid Abdurrahman, who placed 3rd in the no gi novice at rooster weight. This was a tremendous showing for the Patriots.
Also competing in their first competition of the season, the George Mason Men’s Lacrosse Club hosted a round robin tournament, facing off against Catholic University and Radford University. The Patriots would split their two games, finishing 1-1 on the day. Their win against Catholic University marked the first time GMU had defeated them in seven years, finishing with a final score of 5-3. The three stars of the day were Thomas Fairbanks (3 stars), Andrew Campbell (2 stars), and Mark Buttling (1 star). Fairbanks stood tall in goal, making save after save for the Patriots. Campbell lead the team in scoring for the tournament and Buttling dominated at the X, winning the vast majority of his face-offs.
December 2, 2018
In the Ronald McDonald House Charity Game at the Prince William Ice Arena, the George Mason Men’s Ice Hockey Club took on Penn State - Altoona. Coming away with the 3-2 win, Mason had three different goal scorers with Cameron Smith, Trevor Mack, and Chris Nelms all getting on the board. The main highlight of this game did not take place on the ice. The team was able to raise over $14,000 for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater DC, with both the President and CEO in attendance to accept the check. This was a tremendous event for all parties involved and supported a great cause.
This past weekend the accolades continued to build as the Patriots took to the road for the Villanova Ice Classic. The GMU Men’s Ice Hockey team made HISTORY this weekend with wins against their first ever ACHA Division I opponents. Cameron Smith led the way with 3 goals against Temple University and 4 goals against Penn State-Berks. With those 7 goals Smith broke the all-time GMU goal scoring record of 104 goals and now has 107 goals in his 2nd year with George Mason.
The team also recognized senior, Kyle Dewhurst, as he played his last game with Mason Ice Hockey. Kyle was viewed by his teammates as a hard-nosed player that was on heavily to play a more conservative defensive game at both 5-on-5 and on the penalty kill. The senior will be missed on and off the ice.
“[Kyle] was a fun guy to have in the locker room and on the bench. We were fortunate enough to have him leave on a high note.”
The club will close out the Fall season 12-3-1 and will be back on the ice on January 19th to face Rowan University!