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."