Thursday, May 05, 2016

[484] ‘MTSU On the Record’ gets a firm grip on sport of arm wrestling

MURFREESBORO — An MTSU student who balances aircraft inspection, entrepreneurship and competitive arm wrestling will be the guest on the next “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Jason Gulley will air from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, May 9, and from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Sunday, May 15, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and

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 three-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 at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at the Eagleville Truck and Tractor Pull, 747 Chapel Hill Pike in Eagleville, Tennessee.

“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.”

To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, go to

For more information, contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.

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