Nick's Quick Sticks on the college coaching carousel and a visit with Shute
April 01, 2018
More than three decades ago, Jasper played Shute in the 1985 wrestling classic Vision Quest. Jasper’s character, Brian Shute, was birthed into wrestling lore. Hoisted logs and stadium steps, tight yellow tank tops and tighter blue short shorts all became part of our sport’s collective consciousness. Shute fascinated us. In the fashion that horror fans embraced Freddy Krueger, we did the same with Shute: We wanted him to lose, but there’s no movie without him.
Brian Shute is the undefeated, herculean 3-time state champion in the movie Vision Quest (1985) played by Frank Jasper. The infamous scene where he carries the telephone pole up and down the bleacher stairs remains the topic of discussion among wrestling fans. Since playing the role of Brian Shute, Frank Jasper has accomplished a great deal. Find out where he is today in this article that features a Q&A with Frank, as he tells about his experience since filming the movie and how he is involved in the sport of wrestling today.
Vision Quest's Shute among stars at Olympic Wrestling Gala
May 30, 2016
Frank Jasper, who played the muscular, menacing undefeated state champ Brian Shute in the iconic wrestling movie "Vision Quest," has joined the list of U.S. wrestlers, celebrities and heroes who will be featured next month at the 2016 Olympic Wrestling Gala presented by the United States Marine Corps.
Three decades after first arriving in theaters, the 1985 movie "Vision Quest" still holds a special place in the hearts and minds of wrestlers and wrestling fans. Based on the popular late 1970s book of the same name by Terry Davis, the movie focuses on high school wrestler Louden Swain in his quest to defeat the muscular, menacing -- and undefeated -- defending state champ, Brian Shute.