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OU head coach Lou Rosselli announces Olympian Eric Guerrero to head Oklahoma RTC

By Assorted sources | July 17, 2017, 7:01 p.m. (ET)

Eric Guerrero at his induction ceremony to the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Photo by Larry Slater.

Oklahoma head wrestling coach Lou Rosselli tweeted the news that 2004 Olympian and long-time Oklahoma State coach Eric Guerrero has been secured as the head coach of the Oklahoma RTC, which is affiliated with OU wrestling.

The tweet said:
Sooner fans, join me in welcoming Eric Guerrero, as Head Coach of the Oklahoma R.T.C! Great day for the State of Oklahoma! @CoachESGuerrero

Guerrero was a three-time NCAA champion for Oklahoma State, and a member of the 2004 Olympic freestyle team.

Guerrero was promoted to the role of associate head coach for the Cowboys prior to the 2012-13 season. He joined John Smith's staff as a strength and conditioning coach in 2000-01. He was promoted into the position of assistant coach following the 2004 season,

Guerrero won NCAA individual championships in 1997, 1998 and 1999 at the age of 19, 20 and 21, respectively, and he represented the United States at the 2004 Athens Olympics. Guerrero was a four-time All-American in college and was a four-time USA senior freestyle champion. Additionally, Guerrero was a two-time USA FILA junior world freestyle champion and won the 1995 USA junior freestyle championship.

As an international competitor, Guerrero made his first USA national team while he was still just a junior in college. He earned his first berth in the World Championships following his college career in 1999. Guerrero won four U.S. Open titles from 2001 to 2004, won a World Cup Championship in 2003, was a member of the World Team five consecutive years and helped the Gator Wrestling Club win three national team titles.

Guerrero compiled a 117-13 overall record during his time as a wrestler at Oklahoma State from 1996-99, highlighted by a perfect 31-0 record his senior year in which he recorded a fall, 12 technical falls and seven major decisions. Additionally, he was recognized as a two-time Academic All-American.

Guerrero is a Distinguished Member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.

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