Greenville Track & Field Camp Double-Double

Noah, Nolan, Connor & Cooper twin brothers X2 take in Greenville Track & Field Camp

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Double sets of twins (L-R) Noah Ellis, Connor Price, Cooper Price and Nolan Ellis take in Greenville Track & Field Camp. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

GREENVILLE – Identical twins Noah and Nolan Ellis from the Greenville Senior High School class of 2023 are assisting Coach Bill Plessinger at this year’s Greenville Track and Field Camp.

Not only are Noah and Nolan twins but also are their younger brothers Cooper and Connor twins, but not identical twins.

Connor Price clears a hurdle at 2023 Greenville Track and Field Camp. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“It’s been a lot of competition throughout the years and now I get to see Cooper and Connor, my little brothers get to compete throughout their junior high and high school careers so it’s going to be a lot of fun,” said Nolan. “I know it’s going to be a lot of competition and I’m excited for what they are going to do.”

Cooper Price competes in the hurdles at Greenville Track and Field Camp. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“Growing up as a twin there is always the added competition between the twins especially with Nolan and I since we’re so similar, athletically, academically, everything – there has been a lot of competition, it’s been a lot of fun,” Noah said. “I didn’t get to play as much football as I wanted to but track went very well for me. I was very glad to be able to do that.”

“We had great coaches, Coach Plessinger is a great coach, had him since fifth and sixth grade science. He’s always been amazing for us. He helped me get a school record in triple jump and I’m looking forward to my little brothers as well competing throughout high school, football and gymnastics and track, whatever they plan on doing. I’m looking forward to watching them compete with each other.”

“I enjoy track so much, I like leading the team,” continued Noah. “I like making things lively. There’s no point in being boring, not doing anything fun. You have to have a little fun with life and I feel like Noah and I and a few of our other friends I feel like we made track pretty fun so I am excited to see what happens in the future especially with my little brothers coming up through high school in the coming years.”

Having the distinction of identical twins with like personalities, the older twins did not feel added pressure growing up.

“It’s something you grow up with and you get used to pretty quick,” Nolan stated. “Not a lot of added pressure with that.”

Nolan and Noah will be parting ways soon as Nolan will be going to the University of Findlay with studies to become a Veterinarian while Noah will be heading 48 miles farther north to study Mechanical Engineering at Toledo University.

Cherri Ellis, mother to the two sets of twins shared some insight into raising the double sets of twins boys.

“It’s challenging but it’s fun,” said Cherri. “Noah and Nolan are definitely the life of the party, they love track and they love football so they are always involved in something.

“They are exact opposites,” Cherri said of the younger twins. “They are nothing like their big brothers.    One does cheer, one does football, wrestling and they are both are going to do track so at least one time a year I get to go do the same thing.”

“Connor has the outgoing personality of his older brothers, Cooper is a little more reserved and they’re not anything like their big brothers,” she continued. “They were total opposites as babies too. The big boys were so easy, it was a piece of cake. The little boys, total opposite, not the same sleep schedule, nothing. I couldn’t get them on the same schedule at all. It was rough with them. Until you get them potty trained it’s really rough.”

“I wouldn’t change it for anything,” Cherri concluded. “I wouldn’t know what to do if I only had one.”