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Former U.S. Olympian visits Chiawana High School

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    Chiawana wrestling lives by one motto: Champions are built in the off-season.  There's no better way to execute that vision than to bring in a former U.S. wrestling Olympian.

    To help train current and future Chiawana wrestlers.  Saturday at the high school the Riverhawks welcomed 2004 Olympian Eric Guerrero to the Tri-Cities.  The current Oklahoma State university wrestling coach talked to the athletes, and helped trained them on the mats.

    Guerrero said, "Anytime you get those opportunity to reach the youth level I think I got to do it.  I think it's important to continue to progress our sport around the country.  You know I deal with a certain type of athlete a division one athlete.  And one getting out here helps me be a better coach... And two makes them better wrestlers."

    Chiawana head coach Jack Anderson added, "When I talked to coach Guerrero I asked him to show the Oklahoma style of wrestling... Which is pretty famous.  Low single... And high crotch attack... Which is a pretty famous wrestling move.  It was great.  A great experience... I learned a ton."