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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Great Falls native Bill Zadick was recently hired by USA Wrestling as its resident coordinator and assistant national coach.

Zadick is a former four-time state champion for Great Falls High and a 2006 World freestyle wrestling champion who won an NCAA title for Iowa in 1996.

According to a story on www.themat.com, Zadick will serve as a liaison between USA Wrestling and the U.S. Olympic Training Center with resident athlete programs. He will also assist with coaching at national team practices.

"I am really looking forward to the opportunity to stay involved on the international level and assisting USA Wrestling in becoming the dominant nation in international wrestling," Zadick told TheMat. "I have had experience at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. Hopefully, I can bring some positive things to the sport and to the organization."

Zadick announced his retirement from wrestling late last year. He was a runner-up at last year's U.S. Olympic Team Trials. Zadick was a U.S. Olympic Training Center resident athlete from 2004-2008.

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