With all this talk about Karissa Schweizer and her place on the all-time Mizzou totem pole, another one of Mizzou’s greatest added another line to his post-Mizzou résumé: J’den Cox is off to the world championships once again.
Cox will now compete at the 2018 World Championships. Cox will wrestle in the 92-kilogram class.
Cox took the first match over Zillmer by decision, 5-2, before winning the second of a best-of-three by technical fall, 10-0.
The former Hickman Kewpie also won a bronze medal during the 2016 Olympics and won the 2017 World Championships in Paris at 86 kg. Due to Cox moving up a weight class, he had to wrestle his way onto the World Team instead of sitting in the finals because of his previous performance at the World Championships.
Who does J'den Cox credit for jumping levels again? pic.twitter.com/uqqz5MxRVn— FloWrestling (@FloWrestling) June 24, 2018
Before the event, FloWrestling put together a look at Cox’s résumé. Spoiler: it’s good.
There’s no way to win three national tournaments without amassing a sizable collection of quality wins. Let’s run down a—hopefully—complete list of his All-Amercian wins while Cox wore a Tigers singlet.
Brett Pfarr, Minnesota
Jared Haught, Virginia Tech
Nick Heflin, Ohio State
Morgan McIntosh, Penn State
Kollin Moore, Ohio State
Nathan Burak, Iowa
Conner Hartmann, Duke
Willie Miklus, Missouri
Brett Harner, Princeton
Nolan Boyd, Oklahoma State
Ryan Wolfe, Rider
Preston Weigel, Oklahoma State
Chris Penny, Virginia Tech
Aaron Studebaker, Nebraska
Kevin Beazley, Old Dominion
Jacob Holschlag, Northern Iowa
In addition, current Mizzou wrestler Jaydin Eierman (Columbia, Mo.) defeated Andy Simmons (New York AC) to place third and earn a spot of the USA National Team. Eierman fell behind, 4-0, in the match, but was able to score a two-point exposure and a takedown to take the match by criteria, 4-4.
- Schweizer’s not exactly resting on her laurels.
- Mizzou just landed a preferred walk-on kicker. WATCH YOUR BACK, TUCKER McCANN.
- High-three-star Bentonville (Ark.) receiver Jadon Jackson released a top-five, and Mizzou’s in it.
- Hey, remember former Mizzou receiver Sean Coffey? He’s a Kansas City head coach now.
Former Mizzou WR Sean Coffey will be the new head football coach at Southeast High School in KCMO.— Spectrum Sports KC (@SpecSportsKC) June 22, 2018
Coffey worked for several years at NFL Films as a Feature Producer/Editor. pic.twitter.com/XIlXv2c81h
- Speaking of former Mizzou receivers, do what L’Damian Washington says!
Got a chance to catch up with @AndrewABC17 earlier this week to talk about what the future holds for me in Columbia! Full segment on @ 9:30 on fox 22 and 10:30 on ABC17. Give me feedback if you know any parents or kids that would be interested.— L'Damian Washington (@MizzouMonstar2) June 24, 2018
Email: TigersUnited@yahoo.com pic.twitter.com/dlKMnW1xwd
Tonight on SportsZone, former Mizzou wide receiver L'Damian Washington (@MizzouMonstar2) joins @AndrewABC17 for Sunday Sit-Down where he discusses why he stepped away from football and what is next with starting a youth outreach program.— Tyler Murry (@TylerMurryABC17) June 25, 2018
: FOX 22 at 9:30, ABC 17 at 10:30 pic.twitter.com/r8M6EtG0BK