US Open: Cochran, Marshall Take 4ths In GR

Two Matmen alumni finished fourth in their respective weight classifications in Greco-Roman competition Thursday at the US Open in Las Vegas.

The event saw alums Jacob Cochran (Tate ’18) and Brandon Marshall (Bishop Snyder ’14) both finish fourth in their respective brackets. Both wrestlers are eligible to compete in the World Team Trials next month in Colorado Springs.

Cochran is competing as part of the US Army’s World Class Athlete Program and spent time at the Northern Michigan RTC and has been competing at international levels of Greco competition for several years. He was seeded fifth in the 55-kg weight class.

Marshall is on residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and is — at the same time — training at Big Game Wrestling Club in nearby North Liberty, IA (side note: a few wrestlers Matmen also covered as Illinois and Iowa teens in the 2000s, before moving to Florida, are also part of that club). Marshall was unseeded at 97 kg.

Their full results follow below.

At South Point Hotel Casino & Spa, Las Vegas
US Open

Local Greco-Roman results
55 kg
Quarterfinals: Jacob Cochran (Army WCAP) VSU1 Camden Russell (New York AC), 14-4, 2:30.
Semifinals: Brady Koontz (Titan Mercury WC) VSU Cochran, 9-0, 3:45 (Koontz eventual champ).
Consi semifinals: Cochran VFA Drew West (Illinois), :51.
Third Place: Russell VSU Cochran, 11-0, 1:57.

97 kg
Round of 16: Brandon Marshall (Big Game WC) VSU Matthew Rohrdanz (Idaho), 10-0, :29.
Quarterfinals: Nicholas Boykin (Sunkist Kids WC) VSU Marshall, 9-0, 3:16 (Boykin eventual runnerup).
Consi 8 #2: Marshall VSU Christian Rouleau (Minnesota Storm), 9-0, 1:54.
Consi quarterfinals: Marshall VSU1 Tyler Thurston (Dubuque RTC), 10-1, 1:14.
Consi semifinals: Marshall VPO1 George Sikes (New York AC), 3-1.
Third Place: Daniel Miller (Marines) VSU Marshall, 9-0, 3:34.

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