B ob   Anderson

Some Wrestling History

Bob Anderson - Wrestling since his early years, Bob is a legendary wrestler and coach. He was third in CIF his junior year and the CIF champion his senior year in high school. At El Camino College he was the state champion with only one loss his sophomore year. Moving to Adams State College he was the Rocky Mountain Champion, two times N.A.I.A. and then NCAA Division 1 All-American.

In open competition, he won the 1968 Western Regional Olympic Trials and then the 1968 Olympic trials in Greco Roman. He took second in the world championship trials 1971, the Pan American games trials in freestyle with a second-place at the Pan-American Games in 1979. He became coach and competed in the Mexico City Pan-American games in SOMBO winning the individual championship.

In 1978, he went to Brazil to coach the Gracie family wrestling and taught them keylock, they now call it the Americana arm bar. He continues coaching and competing with the Gracie's at a number of events around the world. He founded the Jets, a national championships team in freestyle and Greco-Roman and senior divisions. He coached two national championship teams in SOMBO, plus was assistant coach on a 2nd place and 3rd place World Cup team in Greco-Roman. He was also the camp coach for three Olympic teams and in 1996 was picked as one of the U.S. Olympic coaches He coached the submission wrestling team to two world championships and nine golds in Turkey.

In more recent years, in 2003 he was Masters World Champion at 211 pounds in 2004 and second at the world championships in Greco-Roman. Truely a long time champion, coach, and mentor.

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