Off hand, wrestler Ellis Coleman’s name might not ring a bell but he became an Internet sensation back in 2011, when he pulled off hisflying squirrel move during the Junior Wrestling Championships in Romania.
Since then, Coleman made the USA Olympic wrestling team and will be competing in the 2012 Summer Olympics. It also seems that he has taken the Flying Squirrel nickname to heart.
He recently acquired an actual flying squirrel named Rocky for 500 dollars. In an interview with the Chicago Tribune, he told the world that Rocky is a bit of a handful:
“When he has fully bonded, I can put him in my pocket and pretty much take him wherever I want to go,” Coleman told reporters. “I’m trying to bond with him and get on a higher level with him, but right now he bites me all the time.”
I wonder if Bullwinkle ever had the problem….