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By Brad Spencer
Ellis Coleman, who graduated from OPRF in 2009, recently made heads spin when he flipped over an opponent for a takedown at the Junior Greco-Roman World Championships in Bucharest, Romania.
Coleman leapt over Iran’s Mehdi Zidvand, wrapped his arms around his opponent’s waist, and, upon landing feet first on the mat, spun Zidvand upset down. (Well, take a look for yourself.) The move is known as the Flying Squirrel.
Nearly a dozen videos of Coleman’s takedown have been posted on YouTube. One of the posts had over 4 million views.
Coleman, who finished third in the Class 3A State Wrestling Tournament his senior year, took home the bronze medal in his weight class at the tournament.