Missouri junior 197-pounder J’den Cox became the fastest wrestler in program history to reach 100 wins.
His 16-7 major decision Sunday against No. 10 Aaron Studebaker in the Tigers’ 19-14 victory against Nebraska in the National Duals Championship Series in Lincoln, Neb., moved Cox to 100-5 in three seasons.
It also earned Cox, who is ranked No. 2 in the NCAA coaches’ panel rankings, the Mid-American Conference wrestler of the week award, which was announced Wednesday.
Cox was previously selected as the MAC wrestler of the week Dec. 4, 2014, and Jan. 7, 2015.
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He is the third Missouri wrestler to receive the honor this season, joining junior 133-pounder Zach Synon (Dec. 16) and junior 141-pounder Matt Manley (Feb. 3).
Cox — who is 25-1 this season, including a current 12-match win streak — is the 24th wrestler in Tigers history with 100 wins and his .952 winning percentage currently edges out two-time NCAA champion Ben Askren — .950, 153-8 — for the best in program history among that group.
Missouri and Cox return to action March 5-6 in search of a fourth consecutive MAC championship (and fifth in a row overall, including the 2012 Big 12 title) at Eastern Michigan in Ypsilanti, Mich.