Missouri wrestler J’Den Cox wins third national championship at NCAA wrestling championships
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.