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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.

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

By the way, Cox isn’t the only #TigerStyle member of the U.S. team.

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.


More Links:

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  • 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.
  • Speaking of former Mizzou receivers, do what L’Damian Washington says!