COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Iowa State assistant wrestling coach Chris Bono has been named coach of USA Wrestling’s Pan-American Championships freestyle squad, it was announced. The 2010 Pan-American Championships are in Monterrey, Mexico, April 30-May 5.

Bono will be coaching several of the top U.S. competitors at the Senior-level in his first coaching opportunity internationally.

“I get to represent the United States in an international tournament as a coach,” Bono said. “I’ve been at the Pan-Am tournament before as a competitor, but I’m really excited for this first opportunity to coach.”

Bono, a four-time Pan-Am participant, has placed third in the tournament three times. He will call upon his past experiences to aid the current squad members.

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