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J'Den Cox Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!

J'Den Cox Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!


Who Is J’Den Cox?

J’Den cox, born March 3, 1995, is an American freestyle wrestler and former folkstyle wrestler who competes in the 97-kilogram division. Cox was born and raised in Columbia, Missouri and began his wrestling journey at the age of 4. His very first state tournament was the only state tournament he did not win throughout his career. His training with Mike Eierman started in 2006 and continued until 2018 when he began training at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 

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During his time attending Hickman High school, he was an all-state linebacker while also a successful wrestler. He was one of the first Missouri wrestlers to win titles in four different weight classes, and he was a four-time Missouri state champion. He ended his high school career with a record of 205-3, with all three of his losses occurring during his freshman year. While still in high school Cox also had success at the national level, winning the Cadet Nation Championship in Greco-Roman in 2011, while also taking third in freestyle. He was ranked the third overall recruit in the 2013 class by FloWrestling.

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In freestyle wrestling, Cox is the reigning and two-time World Champion at 92-kilograms. He claimed a bronze medal from the 2016 Summer Olympics as well as a bronze medal at the 2017 World Championship at 86-kilograms. He moved up to 97-kilograms in 2020 to compete in the 2020 US Olympic Team Trials, however he was unable to compete. During his college career wrestling for the Missouri Tigers, Cox became a three-time NCAA Division I National Champion, as well as a four-time Mid-American Conference champion, claiming his spot as one of the most accomplished Tigers in the school's history.

How Old Is J’Den Cox?

Born March 3, 1995, J’Den Cox is 26 years old.

J’Den Cox Family

J’Den Cox is the son of Michael and Cathy Cox, both of which are musicians. His mother Cathy is also involved with athletics at Mizzou as she regularly performs the national anthem at Tiger basketball games. J’Den has two older brothers Zach and Drae, as well as a younger sister Chai. With another wrestler in the family, J’Den’s uncle Phil Arnold was a two-time Missouri state champion for Hickman High School. 

How Much Is J’Den Cox Worth?

It is estimated that J’Den Cox is worth between $1 and $5 Million.

How Tall is J’Den Cox?

J’Den Cox stands at 6 feet and 0 inches tall.

How Much Does J’Den Cox Weigh?

In his most recent bout, Cox competed at 92-kilograms, or 202 pounds.

J’Den Cox Fight List

While Cox wrestled for the Missouri Tigers in college he opted to bypass a redshirt year and went straight into the 2013-14 season at 197 pounds. He became a MAC Champion and entered the 2014 NCAA Championships as the number two seed. After defeating Nick Heflin of Ohio State University in the final, Cox became the National Champion. After this win, Cox became just the 14th true freshman National Champion in NCAA Division I history. He finished his freshman season with a record of 38-2 and was recognized as both Freshman of the Year as well as the 2014 MAC Wrestler of the Year.

During his sophomore year Cox left the 2015 NCAA Championships with a 5th place finish as well as All-American honors. He entered the tournament as the number 1 seed in the 197 pound division with an undefeated record on the season. His first loss of the season came against Kyle Snyder, and then he lost to Morgan McIntosh resulting in his 5th place finish. He finished this year again as a MAC champion, and closed the season with a 37-2 record.

After becoming a MAC champion for the third time, Cox returned to the top of the podium in 2016 and entered the NCAA Championships as the number 2 seec. Cox got his revenge and defeated Morgan McIntosh 4-2 in the finals. Joining Ben Askren as the only other two-time national champion in school history, Cox finished the season with recognition as the MAC Wrestler of the Year for the second time, with a record of 33-1.

Cox finished his collegiate career in 2017 with a perfect 28-0 record on the season, as well as finishing second in Hodge Trophy voting. He became a MAC champion for the fourth time, and was again recognized at the MAC Wrestler of the Year for the third time. Cox was the first three-time national champion in the schools history, tied for second place in number of wins at 136, and finished his career ranked first in winning percentage at 0.965 with a record of 136-5.

Aside from his standout collegiate career, Cox also had a successful freestyle career. After his freshman year he moved up from 197 pounds to 214 pounds and placed third at the US University National Championships in 2014. Shortly after that tournament he went on to compete at the US World Team Trials but was unable to place. He placed fourth at the 2015 US Senior Nationals, where he lost to Kyle Snyder who later went on to become the 2015 World Champion.

After becoming the 2016 NCAA Champion, Cox qualified to compete at the 2016 US Olympic Team Trials, for which he chose to trip all the way down to 86-kilograms (189.5 pounds). Though he entered as the 9th seed, Cox defeated many high level competitors such as Clayton Foster, Jake Herbert, and Kevin Gavin, making the best-of-three and reaching the finale. He then defeated Kyle Drake two matches to one to claim the 2016 Olympic Team Spot.

In his first tournament overseas, Cox won gold at the 2016 World Olympic Qualification Tournament. After defeating Meisam Mostafa-Jokar at Beat the Streets, Cox competed for Team USA at the 2016 World Cup. There he beat a series of high level competitors such as Pawan Kumar, Alireza Karimi, and Aleksander Gostiev, before he lost to 2012 Olympic bronze medalist from Georgia Dato Marsagishvili. His wins help Team USA achieve fourth place.

More recently, J’Den Cox moved up to 97-kilograms for the 2020 Summer Olympic Year. Due to the COVID-10 outbreak, both the US Team Trials and the Summer Olympics were postponed for a year later. As Cox was expected to compete at the rescheduled US Team Olympic Trials in 2021 to challenge reigning champion Kyle Snyder, it was announced on the day of the competition that Cox would be removed due to missing weight. However, Cox did in fact make weight but was late to weigh ins due to a miscommunication from his coach. Although he did appeal his disqualification, it was to no avail and he was unable to compete. Since then, Cox has moved back down to 92 kilograms and he competed at the Poland Open on June 9, 2021. Cox was defeated in the semifinals by a regional circuit wrestler from Ukraine.

J’Den Cox Best Match of All Time

Arguably, J’Den Cox's best match of all time took place in his second match against Morgan McIntosh in 2016. McIntosh is one of the very few competitors to have defeated Cox, and after avenging his loss against McIntosh, Cox joined Ben Askren as the only other two-time national champion in school history. This exciting match paints a great comeback story, and etches Cox’s name into the legacy of the sport and his school.

Who Did J’Den Cox Lose To?

J’Den Cox has lost to Lucas Sheridan, Deron Winn, J.D. Bergman, Kyle Snyder, Kyle Dake, Dato Marsagishvili, Sharif Sharifov, Selim Yasar, David Taylor, Boris Makojev, Aslanbek Alborov, Serdar Boke, and Illia Archaia.

J’Den Cox Record

J’Den Cox’s current freestyle record is 66-14.

J’Den Cox Injuries

At this time there are no documented injuries for J’Den Cox, however more recently he has suffered from partial hearing loss.

Is J’Den Cox Retired?

No, J’Den Cox is still active in his wrestling career.

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