Native American Athletes at UNC

JesseJesse Nielsen - Wrestling

Hello i am Jesse Nielsen and I am from Coeur d' alene Idaho. I came down here on a wrestling scholarship, but unfortunately I was injured this year, but i still have next year to wrestle. I am a transfer student. I wrestled at North Idaho College where I became a 2 time all american and a Junior College National Champion. I am a Nutrition Major. I am glad I came here because I am closer to my family that lives in Cheyenne. My grandma lives there with my Uncle and aunt and cousins. They are all Navajo Indians. I am 1/4 navajo and I don't exactly look it, but I am very proud of my heritage and I am proud to say I am Navajo. I really am interested in what they did in world war two with helping in the pacific being code talkers.
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