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Profiles: Mark Cocker

One of the UK's top prospects: Mark Cocker

Bolton heavyweight Mark Cocker is a philosophy graduate from Manchester University.

Having trained in the martial arts, his aspiration to compete at the highest level took him to Bolton Olympic Wrestling Club to try out freestyle wrestling.

In his early twenties, Mark is one of the UK’s top prospects in the sport – with an ambition to be number one.

Mark trained with John Rigby at Bolton Olympic Wresting Club and was helped and supported by his martial arts instructor Trevor Roberts.

Mark has also trained at the Y Club in Castlefield, Manchester.

Mark is an active campaigner for increased support for, and investment in, the sport of amateur wrestling in the UK.

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