December 15, 2013

Cobra Spotlight- Mikel Nelson, Wresling

The "Cobra Spotlight" is a weekly highlight of a student-athlete at Coker College. Each week we take a different athlete from a different sport and display some facets to get more familiar with them. This week we take a look at Mikel Nelson, a member of the wrestling team.

Name: Mikel Nelson

Sport: Wrestling

Position: 125 lbs.

Hometown: Otlanta, SC

Year: Freshman

Major: Physical education and sport studies, with a concentration in physical fitness programing.

Why did you choose Coker? I chose Coker because of my recruiting visit. I really liked the campus and the coaches were very nice.

What is your best memory at Coker (athletic related)? I would have to say getting to know my teammates.

What is your best memory at Coker (non-athletic related)? The Christmas party we had would be the best non-athletic memory. The gifts that were given were pretty funny.

Which athletic team would you play on at Coker other than your own? Men’s cross country

Favorite class: Motor learning and development

Favorite professor: Dr. McCracken

Plans after graduation: I would like to put my degree to use and open up my own gym.

Favorite movie: Rocky

Favorite type of music: Rap and R&B

Favorite food: Pizza

Favorite sports team: Los Angeles Lakers

Favorite color: Green and white

Favorite TV show: Martin

Most prized possession: My high school state championship rings

What is something people may not know about you? I started wrestling in the ninth grade

Do you have a nickname? If so, how did you get it? Big Mike, because I have a little brother named Mike and I’m older. Therefore, I am Big Mike.

One word that describes you: Tough