J’den Cox is not entered in U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Wrestling

by USA Wrestling

J'den Cox image from 2019 World Championships.

FORT WORTH, Texas – J’den Cox (Colorado Springs, Colo./Titan Mercury WC/USOPTC) missed weight and will not compete at the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials.

Under the rules of the event, Cox has been removed from the bracket at 97 kg in men’s freestyle, where he was entered pending weigh in. He had earned a spot in the semifinals, based upon winning a 2019 World medal in a non-Olympic weight class (92 kg). The bracket for that weight class has been adjusted.

Cox was a 2016 Olympic bronze medalist and 2017 World bronze medalist at 86 kg, then won consecutive World titles in 2018 and 2019 at 92 kg. He was a three-time NCAA champion at Missouri, and hails from Columbia, Mo