Athlete of the Week: Elijah Cochran, Chaminade Julienne High School

Name: Elijah Cochran

School: Chaminade Julienne

Grade: Senior

Age: 17

Sports: Wrestling, football

Claim to fame/honors: Earned GCL first-team football honors at center; earned honorable mention All-Southwest District; district qualifier last year in wrestling at heavyweight; 10-2 record at mid-point this season; won Tipp City Invitational; carries 3.5 grade-point; plans to study aerospace engineering at University of Dayton

Bet you didn’t know … I used to play the clarinet

Words you live by: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me

Toughest opponent: Biggest one in football was ourselves in overcoming adversity

Biggest influence: My family; my brother and sister are role models

Match-day rituals: Listen to music

What’s on your bedroom walls? Senior poster for football and Bible quotes

When I’m bored I like to … play Xbox

Favorite movie: Remember the Titans

Person who would play you in a movie: Jonah Hill

Favorite TV show: The Simpsons

Favorite musical artist: J. Cole

I can’t live without: My younger brother

I can live without: Excuses

Event you’d like to attend: Super Bowl

Favorite book: Percy Jackson series

Favorite home-cooked meal: Lasagna

Favorite restaurant: Red Lobster

Favorite smell: Tropical stuff

Favorite cereal: Honey Smacks

Store where you’d like a shopping spree: Dick’s Sporting Goods

Vegetable you won’t eat: Salad

I’d love to trade places for a day with … DJ Khaled

Whose mind would you like to read? My physics teacher

Place where you’d love to travel? Bahamas

Talent you’d like to have? Play the piano

Favorite school subject: Math and science

Favorite athlete: Antonio Brown

Favorite team: The Steelers and Ohio State

Favorite Olympic sport: Track

Something in the world I’d like to change: Poverty

Favorite sports moment: Beating Alter this year

Favorite junk food: Starburst

Best thing about wrestling: It’s not about the size, it’s about the heart and how hard you work

In 10 years, I hope to be … a successful engineer with a happy family

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