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J’den Cox’s test awaits at U.S. Olympic Wrestling Trials: Kyle Snyder

Years ago, U.S. men’s freestyle wrestling head coach Bill Zadick watched J’den Cox move on the mat and coined a nickname: The Matrix.

“When I wrestle the way I want to wrestle, it’s very hard for anyone to create what they want to create,” Cox said recently. “So, in that case, you stepped into a world that you don’t have control of.”

More than 20 opponents entered Cox’s world in the last two and a half years. None left it victorious.

Cox puts his win streak on the line at this week’s U.