RADFORD, VA -
World Wrestling Entertainment will be in the New River Valley today to focus on a Radford University student as she makes her way to the Special Olympics USA Games.
Track athlete Erica Bookout is Virginia's Special Olympics Athlete of the Year. She's also one of only three athletes taking part in the national games this summer selected by the WWE to be featured in an upcoming documentary, The Road to Nationals, according to mother Coreen Bookout.
Starting Thursday, WWE will spend two days documenting Erica's training, her school life which includes studying to be a special education teacher and her work speaking on behalf of Special Olympics. "I feel pretty good." Erica says she's looking forward to the project.
It's an opportunity for Erica to showcase her hard work. "Her sheer determination," explained her mother Coreen. "She's not going to let any boundaries be placed on her. She has the same goals and expectations as her peers and she has to work a little harder to get there but she doesn't give up."
The WWE documentary will air sometime in the coming weeks, an exact date has not yet been set. The Special Olympics USA Games will take place in Princeton, NJ beginning June 14th.
Erica will compete in 400-meter sprint, long jump and 4 x 100 meter relay.