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‘MTSU On the Record’ gets a grip on arm wrestling with inventor

An MTSU graduate student who balances aircraft inspection, entrepreneurship and competitive arm wrestling was the guest on a recent “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

MTSU alumnus Jason Gulley holds one of his Gulley Grip exercise handles. The handles feature a rotating grip to improve hand strength. (Photos by MTSU News and Media Relations)

MTSU alumnus Jason Gulley holds one of his Gulley Grip exercise handles. The handles feature a rotating grip to improve hand strength. (Photo by MTSU News and Media Relations)

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Jason Gulley first aired May 9 on WMOT-FM (89.5 and www.wmot.org ). You can listen to their conversation below.

Gulley learned how to inspect airplanes while earning his bachelor’s degree in aviation management from MTSU. The former Blue Raider defensive lineman also is a veteran of two tours of military duty in Iraq.

A veteran of competitive events in the World Arm Wrestling League, Gulley is the inventor of the “Gulley Grip,” a 3-pound, freely rotating cable attachment for use in developing the forearm, wrists and hands.

He also is pursuing a master’s degree in human performance and sports management and serves as executive director of the Tennessee Arm Wrestling Association.

In that role, he promotes events like the Gulley Grip and Arm Wrestling Competition, which is set for 7 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at the Eagleville Truck and Tractor Pull, 747 Chapel Hill Pike in Eagleville, Tennessee.

The Gulley Grip, shown here, was created by MTSU alumnus Jason Gulley. The exercise tool features a rotating handle that is supposed to improve gripping strength.

The Gulley Grip, shown here, was created by MTSU alumnus Jason Gulley. The exercise tool features a rotating handle intended to improve gripping strength.

“You know, arm wrestling is not one of those things you do with someone you don’t like,” said Gulley. “If you don’t like somebody, you would just fight them. You wouldn’t arm wrestle them.”

You can read a 2014 story on Gulley and his work here.

To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at www.mtsunews.com.

For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.

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