Many of us who are members of the Huskies Wrestling Family have been watching Ellis Coleman for years, since he was an eighth grader member of the Little Huskies.
We all knew this great young man was aiming for the status of legend. And here he is at the Junior World Wrestling Championships, a 2009 graduate of Oak Park-River Forest High School, this week making this crazy flying squirrel Ellis move that landed him on the home page of Yahoo, ESPN and so many sites.
The local ABC 7 News last night called him 'this guy," but he is our own Ellis. love him. Below is his interview from 2009, before the start of his senior year, talking about life, wrestling, Coach Powell and his future.
Anyone who knows Ellis cannot help but pleased for what he has accomplished. He is a role model for young men and especially for the young wrestlers in the program looking to his tradition of excellence. And he took bronze at Junior World.