Mike Pucillo is a three-time All-American and 2008 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) champion wrestler. In a recent interview with The Open Mat, the 28-year-old athlete opens up about struggling with his sexuality during his competitive years and reveals why he chose now to come out.
“I wish I was able to be myself seven years ago while still competing in college, but it isn’t until now that I am comfortable with myself to tell my story. I want people to know that you aren’t alone. If I can just help one person get through, then I will be happy.”
After competing, Pucillo transitioned to coaching at Ohio State in 2011. He only spent a year as an assistant coach for the following reason. “I didn’t need to make anyone feel uncomfortable in the locker room. …There was a thought in my mind [that] people outside wrestling call it a gay sport and look at me, I’m the gay guy, they were right. Maybe there was that part of it.”
For this week’s Sports Stud, we are featuring sexy U.S. Olympic pro snowboarder, Louie Vito. Aside from being in the 2010 Olympics here in Vancouver, Vito is a Winter X Games and U.S. Grand Prix Champion.
Vito resides in Sandy, Utah and has had his own Redbull sponsored YouTube show about his life there. He was a contestant on Season 9 of Dancing With The Stars, partnered with Chelsie Hightower, and was also featured in ESPN’s 2011 Bodies We Want (The Naked Issue). He has a pretty cool tattoo sleeve and a great body.
Check out his pictures and videos below!
For this week’s Sports Stud, I’ve taken a little break from the soccer and CrossFit athletes of been featuring lately and have selected a sexy tennis player some of you will already know. His name is Grigor Dimitrov.
Dimitrov is a 23-year-old professional tennis player from Bulgaria and his career-high ATP singles ranking is 8th in the world, which he achieved in August 2014, shortly after reaching the semifinals of Wimbledon. He is the most successful Bulgarian male tennis player, both in terms of ranking reached and prize money earned. His father is a tennis coach so he’s been playing all his life and it’s all he ever dreamed of doing. His nickname is “Baby Fed,” given to him because of his stylish play and on-court talent that is similar to Roger Federer.
Check out his photos and videos below!
With the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Open under way, I thought it’d be a good time to feature one of the many incredibly fit and sexy crossfit athletes that end up competing at the CrossFit Games. For this one, I’ve decided to feature Kenneth Leverich from Costa Mesa, California. He’s competed at the Games the past three years in a row and I expect that he will be there again this year.
For those of you who don’t know how it works, basically everyone that does CrossFit worldwide competes in the “open,” everyone doing the same workout every week for five weeks and judged to the same standards. Then regionals take place and the top athletes then move on to the CrossFit Games for the title of Fittest Man and Fittest Woman on earth. I had the opportunity to go to California last year to watch the Games in person and it was so incredible to see what these people were capable of. Not to mention, there’s eye candy every where you look.
The bearded hottie has a rugby background but is now a CrossFit gym owner, (Orange Coast CrossFit), trainer, and top tier competitor. Check out Leverich’s pictures and videos below and if you’re into CrossFit, watch for him at the games this summer!
How do you celebrate turning 21-years-old? Showing off your body transformation for a national fitness magazine of course. Justin Beiber shows Men’s Health readers he’s no longer that scrawny teenage pop singer anymore.
In the cover story titled “The Reinvention of Justin Bieber,” the “Boyfriend” singer reflects on the public growing pains he’s experienced the past few years that have tarnished his image. It’s good to see him addressing his past conduct and mistakes.
“I had to grow up so quick. And it was almost like I grew up for the public but I didn’t necessarily grow up. There were things I had to do, as far as the way I had to make relationships, and conversation, but as far as actually growing up, there were a lot of things I missed out on.” – Bieber on growing up in the public eye
Along with getting introspective, the Biebs shares his workout routine with the publication’s readers. He also reveals his bromance crush on Ben Affleck. Who knew?
I have to say his team is doing an outstanding job trying to rehab his image. From his upcoming Comedy Central Roast to his mea culpa on the Ellen DeGeneres show, Justin is definitely on the right path to redemption. Check out more pics snapped by Peter Hapak below, along with more quotes.
For these week’s Sport Stud, we’re featuring an Italian footballer / soccer player named Marco Borriello. He plays as a striker for Genoa and is known for his eye for the goal and his ability in the air. He has played for several other clubs including Milan, Roma, and West Ham United to name a few.
The left-footed hottie is 32-years old and was born and raised in Naples, Italy. He is sponsored by Nike and I’ve included the video of a commercial that he did with them. He has some hot tattoos and has done some sexy photo shoots in the past and I’ve also included some shots from those as well. Enjoy!
Malcolm Ingram, best known for his award-winning work in Small Town Gay Bar, is back with another documentary. The Canadian indie director, this time, puts the spotlight on the wide world of sports.
The documentary, Out To Win, features a collection of high-profile LGBT athletes- some who have come out during their career and others after. It’ll also chronicle the history of LGBT individuals in professional sports and showcase aspiring LGBT athletes from around the world.
Based on the trailer, Jason Collins, Martina Navratilova, Brittney Griner, Billie Jean King and Billy Bean are some of the athletes taking part in the project. Out To Win premieres at the SXSW Festival next month in Austin. Check out the recently-released teaser trailer below.
For this week’s Sports Stud I’ve chosen an incredibly sexy French decathlete named Romain Barras. He represented France at the 2004 Summer Olympics and came in thirteenth place overall in the decathlon. In 2010, he came first overall for the decathlon at the European Championships in Barcelona, Spain.
Barras modelled for a French underwear company called Athena where he and some other athletes stripped down to nothing. He’s also posed nude for a calendar for charity as well. Apparently Barras loves his gay fans and was actually once featured on the cover of Tetu Magazine, France’s most popular gay magazine. I’ve included pictures and videos from these campaigns below.