Daniel Cochran qualified for his second straight state tournament appearance, as he and a few other senior team members from the Rhea County High School Eagles’ wrestling team competed in the Region 4-AAA tournament held at Walker Valley High School on Saturday.
Hoping to best last year’s region performance of fourth place, Cochran came away with a second-place medal this year. In the 220-pound weight class quarterfinal round, Cochran pinned Soddy-Daisy’s Dylan Aslinger in 1:50. He then wrestled through an injury during his next match and pinned Walker Valley’s Xzayvier Beckingham in the semi-final round in 5:25.
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