J'den Cox Biography

J'den Cox
J'den Cox
  • Born March 3, 1995

J'den Michael Tbory Cox (/ˈdʒeɪdən/ JAY-dən, born March 3, 1995) is an American freestyle wrestler and graduated folkstyle wrestler who competes at 92 kilograms. In freestyle, Cox is a two-time World Champion (bronze medalist in 2021) at 92 kilos, and while competing at 86 kilos, he claimed a bronze medal from the 2016 Summer Olympics and a 2017 World Championship bronze medal. During college, Cox wrestled for the Missouri Tigers, and was a three-time NCAA Division I national champion and four-time Mid-American Conference champion, becoming one of the most accomplished Tigers in the program's history.
Cox was born and raised in Columbia, Missouri and began wrestling at the age of four. The first youth state tournament Cox entered, is the last state tournament at any level he did not win. Cox began training with Mike Eierman (Jaydin Eierman's father) in 2006 and continued training with Eierman until his move to the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 2018.
Cox attended Hickman High School, where he was an all–state linebacker in addition to a standout high school wrestler. He was a four–time Missouri state champion, and one of the first wrestlers in Missouri to win titles at four different weight classes. Cox compiled a 205–3 record in his high school career, suffering all three losses his freshman season.

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