Greg Flournoy and Jake Kettler represented GMU at the NCAA Championships. I felt both gave great effort. They can hold their heads high.
Jake went 0-2. Both guys who beat Jake won subsequent bouts in the tournament. Greg finished 1-2. He lost his first match in overtime, won his first consolation bout in overtime and lost his second consolation bout in the closing seconds of the bout. He was close to putting together a good run on the backside of the tournament.
It has been 6 years since GMU was in the win column at the NCAA tournament. I joked with some of my colleagues about being way too excited to see .5 points on the board for GMU. Nevertheless, I was excited.
I am also excited Greg will be back next year. I believe he learned a lot being in this year’s championship. I believe it will help him as well as his teammates as they prepare for the 2016 NCAA Championships.