By Brad Rudner
In the 1980s classic, “Back to the Future,” Michael J. Fox’s character, Marty McFly, gives some great advice to his future father when he says, “You know, if you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything.”
Now, that quote may have come from a fictional movie, but that doesn’t mean the message isn’t real, at least not to someone like sophomore University of Michigan wrestler Adam Coon.
Coon is a lot of things — superior wrestler, budding engineer, stand-up guy — but above all, he’s a dreamer. He has goals, and lofty ones at that.
He wants to wrestle at the Olympics. After his wrestling career is over, he wants to give professional football a try. And then after that, he wants to go into space.
Sounds like a lot, right?
“I do want to do all of them. Whether I will, I don’t know,” Coon said. “Whether it’s possible, I think so. I think it’s possible for me to hit every single one of those [goals]. It’s going to take a lot of work, a lot of faith and a lot of time.”