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News and Advance Runs Feature on Gayeski

March 2, 2010
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The Lynchburg News & Advance recently featured Liberty senior Frankie Gayeski, in a piece where the newspaper followed the grappler during a six-week period.

The Lynchburg News & Advance recently featured Liberty senior Frankie Gayeski, in a piece where the newspaper followed the grappler during a six-week period.

During the last six weeks, the Lynchburg News & Advance has been following Liberty senior Frankie Gayeski, in an affect to grasp what the everyday life of a typical college wrestler is like.

Reporter Liz Barry and photographer Kim Raff followed Liberty's leading grappler in all aspects of his life, from his daily training regiment, to match-day preparation and even his life away from the mats back at the off-campus student's apartment.

The feature article ran in the Lifestyle section of this past Sunday's newspaper. Along with the printed article, the Lynchburg News & Advance was able to include a 90-second slideshow with its online article, giving readers a visual snapshot of Gayeski's life during the six-week span.

LU Wrestlers Grappling with Potential
Written by LIZ BARRY
Photography by KIM RAFF
Published: Feb. 28, 2010

Face flushed and sweat suit drenched, Liberty University senior Frankie Gayeski grapples with a teammate in the balmy wrestling room, then cranks out a few miles on the stationary bike.

Tonight's match against UNC Greensboro is Gayeski's first after being sidelined for two weeks with a lower back injury.

In the next three hours, his weight must dip to 149, and he still has pounds to lose. Now, it's down to sheer grit. He's barely eaten all day and he's hurting badly.

Click here to read the remainder of the article and to view the Lynchburg News and Advance's feature slideshow.

As part of its lead-in coverage to the 2010 NCAA East Regional Championship, LibertyFlames.com will be running a preview tomorrow, which will breakdown the four other programs that will be vying for individual titles on Saturday inside of the Pucillo Gymnasium in Millersville, Pa.