Former Mizzou wrestler and Olympic medalist J’den Cox goes 4-1 at Senior World Championships in Paris.
Cox will wrestle for the Missouri Wrestling Federation while serving as an assistant coach.
Cox’s resume includes three national championships and an Olympic bronze medal.
J’den Cox became the first wrestler in Missouri history to win three national championships in a career.
Cox becomes the second wrestler in program history to win four conference championships.
The team has won six straight conference titles, including five straight MAC Championships.
Missouri wrestler J’den Cox: “I’m cool with wins and losses, and those things are going to happen, but I didn’t feel any fight [today] and that hurt for me as a person, as a senior, as a teammate.”
The Tigers saw impressive efforts across the board, but fell to 9-3 on the season.
Mizzou stayed perfect in the MAC, dismantling CMU 24-8.
The meet was the first in collegiate wrestling history to feature two Olympic medalists
The meet was the first step in Mizzou wrestling’s highly anticipated season.
Cox: “I am who I am because I have a heart to do what’s right and to do good and be the best that I can be.”
Askren was a two-time NCAA Champion at Missouri.
Missouri’s swimmers kick off the events, and J’den Cox will close out the games.
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Cox: “Go out, do your best, have fun and wrestle. I’m not going there to try and take third.”
From national champions to emotional wins, Mizzou sports fans had plenty to cheer about.
J’Den Cox: “I’ve done so much and gone through so much, and I knew I could really accomplish this goal if I tried and put my heart into it.”
Cathy Cox: “One of the big differences between last year and this year in wrestling is that J’den had fun all year long.”
On Jan. 8, Barnes made his debut at 157 pounds in front of a home crowd.