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Ellis Coleman
Ellis Coleman United States of America

  • Country: United States
  • Sport: Wrestling
  • Height: 5'9" / 1.75m
  • Weight: 132 lbs / 59.9 kg
  • Born: 7/16/1991
  • Career Highlights: Already a YouTube phenomenon, Coleman heads to London as one of the youngest members of Team USA. Coleman executed his famous “Flying Squirrel” maneuver during a quarterfinal win en route to a bronze medal at the 2011 junior world championships, jumping over his opponent’s back and immediately grabbing him for a takedown. The video was seen more than four million times and earned him recognition on several 2011 "Best Of" highlight shows. Coleman also won bronze medals at the 2010 worlds and the 2010 senior Pan American championships. A graduate of Oak Park-River Forest High School outside Chicago, Coleman attended Northern Michigan University and currently trains at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. He was a 2009 junior nationals champion and a 2007 cadet nationals champion, but he hasn’t wrestled in as many matches at the senior level, given his age. But with the "Flying Squirrel" move and the YouTube clips to back it up, Coleman already has more exposure than most others on the team.
  • Previous Olympics: None
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