Terrorism fears keep OSU's Guerrero from world championship attempt

Sunday, September 1st 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Stillwater-AP) -- Fears of terrorism are keeping a former Oklahoma State wrestler and other members of the US free style team from going to this week's world championship in Iran.

Eric Guerrero says he's angry about not getting to compete but doesn't know who to be mad at.

US wrestling officials made the decision to stay away from this week's competition after two terrorist groups announced plans to harm the US team. Iranian government officials also said they could not guarantee the team's safety.

Guerrero is a three-time NCAA champ and wrestles in the 127-pound bracket.

Guerrero competed in Iran two years ago and remembers it as a great place to wrestle with plenty of enthusiastic crowds.