Derek Elmore, Trace Engelkes notch pins against Tigers
2015-16: Finished with a 1-7 mark at heavyweight…Earned a 5-1 decision over Youseff El-Sayed at the Michigan State Open (11/15)…Competed in three open tournaments…Appeared in NIU’s dual versus Clarion.
2014-15: Recorded a 3-10 record as NIU's backup at heavyweight... Took fifth place at the "Flash" Flanagan Open (1/10) with a 2-2 record, defeating Triton's Robert Carson and UW-Oshkosh's Jacob Aven... Grabbed his first victory of the year with a 3-0 decision against Ohio's Jesse Webb at the EMU Open (11/15)... Made his first-career dual start against Garrett Grey of Tiffin (11/22).
2013-14: Redshirted as a true freshman... Competed in six open tournaments at heavyweight... Earned his first victory of the year at the MSU Open (11/9), topping Lake Erie's Austin Linden, 2-1, before defeating Edinboro's Terrence Cheeks... Felled Triton's Darvell Burgess at the Flash Flanagan Open (1/11) for his first pin of the year... Also stuck Grand View's Cheven Okonoboh at the Grand View Open (1/25).
High School:Three-time all-conference and two-time state placer at Carmel Catholic High School... Compiled a 139-22 record and 61 pins in four seasons at Carmel Catholic... Finished his senior season with a 43-2 record with 22 pins, while placing third at the state tournament... Won the 2012 Russ Erb Invitational at heavyweight with four wins, two of which came via pin... Won the East Suburban Catholic Conference title in 2013, in addition to taking regional and sectional titles... Helped the Corsairs to a team regional runner-up finish in 2013... Invited to the Illinois-Indiana Team Dual following his senior season... Took fourth at the 2012 state meet... Finished his junior campaign with a 37-9 record and 14 pins... Won the regional title, while taking second at conference and fourth at sectionals in 2012... Won the Fresh/Soph state championship in 2011 after posting a 31-11 record... Placed second at the 2011 conference tournament and third at regionals... Went 28-0 with 16 pins as a freshman en route to a conference title.
Personal:Born Oct. 20, 1994, in Arlington Heights, Ill... Son of Michael and Terry Cochrane... Pursuing a major in Corporate and Organizational Communication... Volunteers with Students Against Destructive Decisions... Active community volunteer with PADS and the Transfiguration School... Admires Cael Sanderson and Rulon Gardner.