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.

Traveling to George Washington University this past weekend, the George Mason Fencing Club took part in the South vs Central Competition. In the foil event, Aly Kliem, Harrison Klein, Kyle Bockwoldt, and Kendal Ferguson all performed very well. Harrison Klein improved tremendously from his previous team competition, winning four out of twelve bouts. Aly, Harrison, and Kyle each earned a victory over Navy, a great accomplishment against the best school in the conference. Competing in the epee event, Ruth Zhang, Andy Hoang, Jeremy Sonvico, Bronson Rodriguez, and Saralinda Contompasis, amongst others, all came away with at least one victory. With the goal being to learn and compete, Mason was able to achieve said goal.
Men's Basketball

Men’s Basketball jumped into their 2018-19 season with a 3-game series matchup against the Georgetown Hoyas. The team is returning off a tough loss in the 2018 Regional semi-finals, along with a brand new look to their team and only a handful of returners. Not lacking in talent, the team fell short this weekend against the Hoyas but proved to show the developing strength in their team in the last game when they took Georgetown into overtime. Coach, Mike Nunnally, is very excited to see this team grow and is hopeful for a return back to the NCBBA Regionals.

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.

December 7-8

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!

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