After His Sudden Passing, This Brown Belt’s Jiu-Jitsu Family Is Helping His Daughter Achieve Her Dreams

George Frushour was one of those people who made you realize why you love jiu-jitsu. Described as “the best student any instructor could ever ask for” by his professor, he encompassed everything you could hope to find in a training partner: kind, dedicated, and respectful.

But on Friday, December 30, he passed away suddenly from cardiac arrest, leaving behind a multitude of people to mourn the loss of an exemplary father, husband, and overall human being.

One of those people is his youngest daughter, Morgan. A sophomore at Doane University in Nebraska — and a jiu-jitsu practitioner herself — she shows the same driven spirit as her dad as she pursues a degree in English with endorsements in secondary education and ELL. Her athletic abilities helped earn her a tennis scholarship, but after her dad passed away, her future became uncertain.

Because George was the primary earner of his family, his loved ones were forced to worry about their financial situation on top of their grief. Morgan’s chances of graduating and becoming a teacher were put into jeopardy.

That’s where the jiu-jitsu community stepped in.

The Centennial, Colorado location of Easton Training Centers decided to host a seminar/free roll in George’s honor to help pay for Morgan’s remaining college tuition. UFC veteran and Fight to Win Pro champion Eliot Marshall volunteered to be the instructor for the event, and even though Let’s Roll For George! hasn’t even happened yet, the response has been overwhelming: about 70 people have said that they’ll be participating, and nearly $18,000 has been contributed to the GoFundMe that was set up for Morgan.

If you’re near the Denver area and would like to come out to support the cause, make sure you check out the event page and show up to ETC Centennial on Saturday, March 11 at 12:00 pm. If you can’t make it, please consider donating to Morgan’s GoFundMe to help this jiujiteira achieve her dream of graduating college.

Even though George’s loss will forever leave a huge hole in the hearts of everyone who knew him, the Colorado jiu-jitsu community will ensure that his legacy is never forgotten. “He was literally one of my favorite people I’ve ever met in my entire life!” says ETC Centennial owner Vellore Caballero. “I secretly hope to be like him as I get older. He will forever live on in my memories and the stories I’ll tell future students about how they should conduct themselves as martial artists and as human beings.”


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