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Coleman beats Perkins for Junior World spot COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. – In a dramatic three-match


series, Ellis Coleman (Colorado Springs, Colo./New York AC) won a Special Wrestle-off for the spot on the U.S. Junior World Greco-Roman team at 66 kg/145.5 lbs. held July 2 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. He defeated RaVaughn Perkins (Omaha, Neb./RP Nationals),


two matches to one, in a best-of-three series to earn a trip to the 2011 Junior World Championships in Bucharest, Romania in late July. Coleman won the first match, 3-1, 1-0. He scored on a step-


out and a gutwrench in the first period, then won the second period with another step-out point. Perkins claimed bout two, winning in three periods, 0-1, 1-0, 2-0. It went down to the third period, with Perkins on the top in


the par terre. If Coleman had defended, he would have won the bout and the series, however, Perkins scored a two-point turn to win the bout. The third match was not decided until the final seconds of the


third period. Coleman won the first period by technical fall, 7-0. Perkins won the second period, 3-0 after he hit a three-point throw. In the final period, Perkins scored a point and was in the top in the par terre position, needing only to avoid being scored upon to win the bout. Coleman got to his feet and scored a push out for the winning point with just three seconds to go. The period ended 1-1, but Coleman won because he scored the final point. “I went out to wrestle. I tried as hard as I could. It came out my way,” said Coleman.


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