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Biography - J'den Cox, CO

J’DEN MICHAEL TBORY COX
2019-20 Team USA Ranking: No. 1 at 92 kg/ 202.8 lbs.
Years on Team USA: 4 (2016-19)
Residence: Colorado Springs, Colo.
Club: Titan Mercury WC
College: University of Missouri (2016)
Regional Training Center: Olympic Training Center – Colorado Springs
High School: Columbia, Mo. (Hickman)
Born: March 3, 1995 in Columbia, Mo.
Height: 6-0

Career Highlights

  • Two-time World champion (2018, 2019)
  • Olympic Games bronze medalist (2016)
  • World Championships bronze medalist (2017)
  • World Olympic Qualifier champion (2016)
  • U.S. Open champion (2018)
  • Grand Prix of Germany bronze medalist (2016)
  • Three-time NCAA champion for Missouri (2014, 2016-17)
  • Four-time NCAA All-American
  • Four-time Mid-American Conference champion (2014-17)

2019: World champion… Final X champion… Pan American Championships gold medalist… Yasar Dogu (Turkey) champion…
2018: World champion… Final X champion… U.S. Open champion… Men’s Freestyle World Cup Team member (Gold)… Second in Outstanding Ukrainian Memorial…
2017: Third in World Championships…  U.S. World Team Trials champion…
2016: Third in Olympic Games… Third in Grand Prix of Germany… 1st World Olympic Qualifier champion (Mongolia)… U.S. Olympic Team Trials champion…
2015: Fourth in U.S. Open…
2014: Third in University Nationals…

College: Three-time NCAA champion for Missouri (2014, 2016-17)… Fifth in 2015 NCAA Championships… Four-time Mid-American Conference champion (2014-17)… 2016 MAC Wrestler of the year… First athlete in Mizzou Athletics history to win three NCAA titles… Posted an overall record of 136-5 under Head Coach Brian Smith…  

High School: First Missouri wrestler to accomplish the feat of claiming four state titles in four different weight classes. Cox began at 171 pounds his freshman year, working his way up to 215, 220 and heavyweight… Finished with an overall record of 205-3, including a 56-0 as a senior… Lettered in both wrestling and football (2010-2013)

Age-Group Achievements: Junior freestyle Fargo nationals champion (2012)… Cadet Greco-Roman Fargo nationals champion (2011)… Third in Cadet freestyle nationals (2011)…

Personal: Son of Michael and Cathy Cox… Has two older brothers, Zach and Drae, and a younger brother, Chai… Drae, wrestled for Lindenwood University…

Hobbies: Plays the video game Fortnite… plays guitar…

Awards: Mizzou Most Outstanding Wrestler (2014, 2016-17)… MAC Wrestler of the Year (2014, 2016)… MAC Freshman of the Year (2014)… NHSCA Adam Frey Memorial Award (2013)… Central Region Dave Schultz HS Excellence Award (2013)… 

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