Chiawana H.S. wrestling coach to be on reality TV show
The head wrestling coach at Chiawana High School will be part of a reality TV series about mixed martial arts airing next month.
Jack Anderson will be on the TV show The Ultimate Fighter, which is a reality show about fighters who train and compete against each other for a contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Anderson wasn't a contestant on the show - he was a coach.
He got the gig thanks to a friendship he formed at Central Washington University's wrestling program.
That friend is Miesha Tate - who is now one of the top female mixed martial artists in the country.
Tate was chosen to be a head coach on this year's season of The Ultimate Fighter, and she chose Anderson to help coach her team.
So Anderson flew to Las Vegas for five weeks over the summer to tape the show.
He says this was the chance of a lifetime, and he'll be a better coach because of it.
"I had the opportunity to work with world class athletes, strength conditioning coaches, nutritionists, I learned a ton. I was working with olympians, world champions, guys that make millions of dollars doing what they do, and so I learned a ton as far as nutrition, diet, different workouts, different areas for wrestling that I can improve on as a coach" said Anderson.
In the show, there are two teams that compete against each other, and fighters from each team are eliminated until there is only one left.
Tate coaches one team, with the help of Anderson and some other assistant coaches.
Ronda Rousey, who is another top female mixed martial artist, coaches the other team with her assistant coaches.
The show starts September 4th on Fox Sports 1.