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1245565 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2012-08-13 01:20:14.0 UTC 2012-08-12T21:20:14.000-04:00 clearwaters-jared-frayer-leaves-olympics-without-a-medal Published 2012-08-13 01:26:35.0 UTC 2012-08-12T21:26:35.000-04:00 sports/olympics DTI 95737594 LONDON — It took Jared Frayer a lifetime to get to the Olympics. It took him an instant to get out. Frayer, a former Countryside High standout wrestler, lost his opening 66-kilogram match Sunday to Ali Shabanau of Belarus. Frayer had a chance to stay in contention for a bronze medal if Shabanau reached the final, but Shabanau lost his next match. Someday, perhaps, Frayer will look back fondly on finally reaching the Olympics, but not now. Now he was disappointed and a little bit ticked. "It's … not embarrassing, but it's not what I came here to do," he said. "It's frustrating because I know how much the coach has put into me, and I know how good I was feeling. "I was fighting an unorthodox guy and didn't wrestle the way I'm capable of. It's hard." One minute into his match, Frayer fell behind 3-0 and was never able to challenge. "I think the gut wrench kind of took him out of it," said John Smith, one of the Olympic coaches and a two-time gold medalist in the Olympics. "He just didn't respond to that first takedown … got gutted." Gutted. It's a harsh term, isn't it. But when a wrestler believes he can medal and gets beaten in his first match, it's accurate. It was a surprise when Frayer, 33, made the Olympic team to begin with, beating favored Brent Metcalf at the trials in April twice to earn his berth. For Frayer, it was a reward for a career that included barely missing the Olympics in 2004 and 2008. Last week Frayer had said it would surprise others if he medaled in London but not himself. "The Olympics are an awesome opportunity," he said. "I just wish I had done better." Frayer said that was the final match of his career. He will return to coaching and to his wife and two daughters. Beckett turned 3 weeks old Saturday. Kloe, 19 months, has Down syndrome. "I wish I could have done a better job for the people who are here for me," Frayer said, "but I'm still a blessed man." By Gary Shelton, Times Sports Columnist Olympics,local_olympics,latest-sports,Sports Clearwater's Jared Frayer leaves Olympics without a medal gary shelton 4STC Main External input 6 sp_olyfrayer081312 2012-08-13 04:00:00.0 UTC 2012-08-13T00:00:00.000-04:00 Clearwater native Jared Frayer, right, loses to Ali Shabanau of Belarus in his first 66-kilogram match and finishes the Games without a medal. Frayer, 33, says that was his last and he will return to coaching. resources/images/dti/2012/08/c4s_frayer081312_234952a.jpg Associated Press resources/images/dti/rendered/2012/08/c4s_frayer081312_234952a_4col.jpgresources/images/dti/rendered/2012/08/c4s_frayer081312_234952a_8col.jpg true templatedata/tampabaytimes/StaffArticle/data/2012/08/12/95737594-clearwaters-jared-frayer-leaves-olympics-without-a-medal StaffArticle 2012-11-19 19:58:36.0 UTC 2012-11-19T14:58:36.000-05:00 sports,olympicsOlympicsLONDON — It took Jared Frayer a lifetime to get to the Olympics. It took him an instant to get out.Olympics,local_olympics,latest-sports,SportsOlympics,local_olympics,latest-sports,Sports<span style="display:none;" class="author vcard"><span class="fn">GARY SHELTON</span></span><span style="display:none;" class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Tampa Bay Times</span></span><a rel="item-license" href="/universal/user_agreement.shtml">&#169; 2016 Tampa Bay Times</a><br /><br />Times Sports Columnist 2290476 2016-08-22 02:29:12.0 UTC 1 Week Ago us-ends-olympics-on-top-of-medal-table sports/olympics U.S. ends Olympics on top of medal table StaffArticle 2288753 2016-08-09 14:57:12.0 UTC 3 Weeks Ago two-pinellas-county-swimmers-vie-for-olympic-medals-tonight sports/swimmingpreps Two Pinellas County swimmers vie for Olympic medals tonight StaffArticle 2288870 2016-08-10 02:31:09.0 UTC 3 Weeks Ago michael-phelps-claims-20th-gold-medal-katie-ledecky-also-golden sports/olympics Michael Phelps claims 20th and 21st career Olympic gold medals StaffArticle <p>LONDON — It took Jared Frayer a lifetime to get to the Olympics. It took him an instant to get out.</p> <p>Frayer, a former Countryside High standout wrestler, lost his opening 66-kilogram match Sunday to Ali Shabanau of Belarus. Frayer had a chance to stay in contention for a bronze medal if Shabanau reached the final, but Shabanau lost his next match.</p> <p>Someday, perhaps, Frayer will look back fondly on finally reaching the Olympics, but not now. Now he was disappointed and a little bit ticked.</p> <p>&quot;It's … not embarrassing, but it's not what I came here to do,&quot; he said. &quot;It's frustrating because I know how much the coach has put into me, and I know how good I was feeling.</p> <p>&quot;I was fighting an unorthodox guy and didn't wrestle the way I'm capable of. It's hard.&quot;</p> <p>One minute into his match, Frayer fell behind 3-0 and was never able to challenge.</p> <p>&quot;I think the gut wrench kind of took him out of it,&quot; said John Smith, one of the Olympic coaches and a two-time gold medalist in the Olympics. &quot;He just didn't respond to that first takedown … got gutted.&quot;</p> <p>Gutted. It's a harsh term, isn't it. But when a wrestler believes he can medal and gets beaten in his first match, it's accurate.</p> <p>It was a surprise when Frayer, 33, made the Olympic team to begin with, beating favored Brent Metcalf at the trials in April twice to earn his berth.</p> <p>For Frayer, it was a reward for a career that included barely missing the Olympics in 2004 and 2008. Last week Frayer had said it would surprise others if he medaled in London but not himself.</p> <p>&quot;The Olympics are an awesome opportunity,&quot; he said. &quot;I just wish I had done better.&quot;</p> <p>Frayer said that was the final match of his career. He will return to coaching and to his wife and two daughters. Beckett turned 3 weeks old Saturday. Kloe, 19 months, has Down syndrome.</p> <p>&quot;I wish I could have done a better job for the people who are here for me,&quot; Frayer said, &quot;but I'm still a blessed man.&quot;</p>trueruntime2016-08-30 05:26:18