Greco-Roman wrestler Chas Betts paid full price for his London ticket

Chas Betts knows about the sacrifices required to achieve his dream of making the U.S. Olympic team.

So does his wife, Kristi.

Chas and Kristi spent the first year of their marriage living about 980 miles apart, Chas at the U.S. Olympic training facility in Colorado Springs, Colo., Kristi in Minneapolis, working for an accounting firm. Continue reading at

Chas Betts: Designing A Champion

Google any Olympic wrestler and you’re bound to find a link to thier personal website, which likely details accomplishments in the sport, fundraising opportunities and articles following their journeys to London. Google U.S. Greco-Roman 84kg representative Chas Betts, and the top return is a site for Chas Betts – Motion Designer. A simple introduction appears at the top. “Hi. My name is Chas Betts and I am a motion designer. Please enjoy my projects and take a look at my blog to see what else I am up to when I’m not animating.” Before hitting the back button in discouragement, you’ll notice that a number of the high-quality videos on the site feature rubber mats and multi-colored rings. Chas Betts the Motion Designer also happens to be Chas Betts the Olympic wrestler. Continue reading at