SGT Ellis Coleman

Greco-Roman Wrestling

Hometown: Oak Park, Illinois
High School: Oak Park and River Forest High Schools
College: Northern Michigan University
Joined Army: October 2013
MOS: 88M, Motor Transport Operator

“My stepdad forced my brother and me to wrestle because we were at home playing video games all the time,” says Ellis. That began a career that has taken him to the highest levels of sport. As a youth, he won nationals twice. After joining the Army in 2013, he earned placement on two world teams and has won three national titles.

Regardless of the situation, I will fight to the end, wear my colors on my sleeve and always represent my country with gratitude.

Career Highlights


U.S. World Team Member

Pan American Games Bronze Medalist

U.S. Greco-Roman National Champion

Pan-American Games Qualifier Silver medalist


World Team Member

US National Champion 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018


Member, US Olympic Team


2x Junior World Bronze Medalist