Jack and Jordan Anderson have wrestling in their veins - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Jack and Jordan Anderson have wrestling in their veins

Posted: Updated:
  • Prep SportsHigh SchoolMore>>

  • Khalil Winfrey Headed To USA Track & Field Junior Olympics

    Khalil Winfrey Headed To USA Track & Field Junior Olympics

    Rogers High School's Khalil Winfrey qualified for the USA Track Field Junior Olympics National Championships in Houston, Texas. The junior-to-be joined SWX's Neil Stover in the Fasteners Sports Studio to discuss his upcoming meets in the 100 meter and 200 meter championships.More >>
    Rogers High School's Khalil Winfrey qualified for the USA Track Field Junior Olympics National Championships in Houston, Texas. The junior-to-be joined SWX's Neil Stover in the Fasteners Sports Studio to discuss his upcoming meets in the 100 meter and 200 meter championships.More >>
  • Washington Angels Fastpitch Softball Team Dedicates Season to Teammate

    Washington Angels Fastpitch Softball Team Dedicates Season to Teammate

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-07-16 23:20:09 GMT
    The Washington Angels fastpitch softball team is playing with a purpose this summer. They're heading to the national tournament in Salem, Virginia later this month, after winning "State for Kate." More >>
    The Washington Angels fastpitch softball team is playing with a purpose this summer. They're heading to the national tournament in Salem, Virginia later this month, after winning "State for Kate." More >>
  • Chiawana's Ruiz to Junior Olympics

    Chiawana's Ruiz to Junior Olympics

    Monday, July 14 2014 10:26 PM EDT2014-07-15 02:26:08 GMT
    This week, Chiawana High School's Roman Ruiz is doing something he never imagined."I never really saw myself going all the way to Texas for track," says Ruiz. But that's exactly what he's doing: heading to the National Junior Olympics in Texas to compete in the Decathlon.More >>
    This week, Chiawana High School's Roman Ruiz is doing something he never imagined."I never really saw myself going all the way to Texas for track," says Ruiz. But that's exactly what he's doing: heading to the National Junior Olympics in Texas to compete in the Decathlon.More >>

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Brothers Jack and Jordan Anderson have a lot in common. They have wrestling in their veins. They both wrestled at Kamiakin High school. Now, they are both wrestling coaches. Jack is the head wrestling coach at Chiawana, and Jordan is the head wrestling coach at his alma mater.

"He followed me up as he was a little boy as I wrestled at Kamiakin. Then I went to college and wrestled, and he would come to my college matches," Jack said.

"He's what got me into wrestling. He was my idol when I was little. I always wanted to be just like him, and then my dad made sure I continued to try and be better than he was," Jordan said.

Jack, ten years Jordan's senior, has been the head coach at Chiawana for three years. Jordan has only been on the job for two months and is in the process of rebuilding the program.

Jack had to start a whole new wrestling team at Chiawana. Jordan, a first year head coach at Kamiakin, said he has learned a lot by watching Jack's success. The two never wrestled against each other, but that does not mean they do not have an opinion of who is better.

"In our prime my brother was a better wrestler then me," Jack said.

"He worked for everything he got where as my success was kind of natural ability," Jordan said.

As Jordan tries to improve Kamiakin, he says he always has his big brother to help him.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KHQ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.