J’Den Cox cemented his legacy as one of the greatest Missouri athletes have on Saturday night, as he won his third national title.
Cox, who took home a bronze medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics, won the 197-pound national championship on Saturday night at the NCAA Wrestling Championships. In the process, he became the first Missouri wrestler to win three national titles.
Mizzou's J'den Cox is a three-time national champion. Pretty darn impressive. pic.twitter.com/kDJR7vci8k
— Josh Kurelac (@JoshKRCG13) March 19, 2017
J'den Cox is the first Mizzou wrestler to win three NCAA championships. Photos by Shane Epping. pic.twitter.com/pvcBg8xpnX
— Mizzou (@Mizzou) March 19, 2017
— Alec Lewis (@alec_lewis) March 19, 2017
Cox repeated at 197 pounds, and won his national championships at that weight class as a freshman, junior and now again as a senior. Cox won the bronze medal at the 86 KG weight in Rio.
The match was the final one of his stellar career. Cox was a four-time All-American.