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Coleman to compete at 66 kg for U.S. Greco-Roman World Team on Sunday

National Greco-Roman Coach Steve Fraser has announced that the United States will enter 2012 U.S. Olympian Ellis Coleman (Colorado Springs, Colo./U.S. Army WCAP) at 66 kg/145.5 lbs. in the World Wrestling Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

Coleman will weigh in on Saturday, and compete on Sunday. He replaces Justin Lester (Colorado Springs, Colo./U.S. Army) who qualified for the team in the weight class.

“This morning, the coaching staff decided that Justin was not medically able to wrestle and make the weight. We decided to enter World Team Trials runner-up Ellis Coleman, who has been training with the World Team all summer and is ready to replace him. We are disappointed for Justin. Ellis is ready and willing to take on the challenge for the team,” said Fraser.

Ellis Coleman was a member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team, competing down a weight class at 60 kg/132 lbs., where he was a teammate with Lester, who was at 66 kg/145.5 lbs. Coleman moved up a weight class this season.

He is a two-time Junior World bronze medalist, and will be competing in his first Senior World Championships. Coleman is originally from Oak Park, Ill. He was with the U.S. Olympic Education Center program at Northern Michigan, then became a U.S. Olympic Training Center resident athlete. Coleman joined the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program this season.
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