ARCHBOLD, Ohio (WTVG) - The sound of the school bell keeps Brian Becher busy as a math teacher at Archbold High School where he spends part of his day helping his students solve equations.
"So how do we get rid of a square root," Becher asks his class. "What's the opposite of taking a square root?"
"Squaring?" Beacher's class responds.
After that final school day bell in the winter, it is off to the wrestling room where Becher helps his athletes solve a different type of equation: how to get out of wrestling holds and turn that into a win.
USA Wrestling is taking notice of Becher. Thanks to many hours of continuing wrestling coaching education, Becher will join the group as an assistant coach at a cadet aged tournament this summer in Budapest, Hungary.
"I'm pretty excited," Becher said. "Kevin Jackson - who is an Olympic Gold Medalist in 1992 - is the head coach of freestyle. Just being able to be around those elite athletes and the elite coaching staff that's there to learn as much as I can from those guys."
Becher had other invitations in the past from USA Wrestling, but the tournaments always fall during the school year when the Bluestreaks are busy with their season. The longtime head coach is not about to miss those matches.
"I'm going to keep a journal while I'm there the whole time, you know taking extensive notes on everything that I can," Becher said. "Observing those elite athletes and then discussing that with my kids and how they're approaching their matches, how they're approaching their nutrition."
The tournament begins June 16, 2019 and runs for about a week in Hungary.