Chad Lamer is the head coach of Crescent Valley High School who led his team to the 2020 Oregon state wrestling title with a staggering 303 points, 10 finalists, and nine champions.
Lamer was a three-time Division II national champion during his collegiate career at South Dakota State.
He wrestled at South Dakota State from 1992-96, taking home three national titles – the first two at 177 pounds, followed by a 190-pound title in 1996. He ended his collegiate career with a 130-30-2 record, finishing, at the time, as the school’s all-time leader in wins.
He has collegiate coaching experience, serving as South Dakota State’s volunteer assistant for three seasons, most recently during the team’s 2008-09 campaign.
After his collegiate career came to a close, he competed nationally and internationally as a member of the Hawkeye Wrestling Club under Zalesky. It was while with the club he earned a University World Freestyle Championship in the 97-kilogram weight class in 2000 and placed third in the U.S. National Freestyle Championships and fourth in the U.S. Olympic Freestyle Trials the same year.
In 2001 and 2002, he competed as a member of the United States National Freestyle Team. He placed second at the both U.S. National Freestyle Championships and U.S. World Freestyle Trials at 96 kilograms each year. Lamer concluded his competitive career by wrestling in the 2004 Olympic Trials.