COLUMBIA — It took J'den Cox 2 minutes and 32 seconds in February to officially step into Columbia high school sporting lore.
It took him that amount of time to pin his Class 4 heavyweight opponent in the MSHSAA Wrestling Championships at Mizzou Arena, to finish his senior year at Hickman with a 56-0 record, and to finalize his career mark at 205-3.
The Missourian is counting down the most memorable moments in Columbia sports, honoring the top athletes and programs of 2013. The No. 1 moment will be revealed on Dec. 31.
And at the end, Cox became the city's first four-time state wrestling champion. Only 21 others from Missouri have ever done so.
To make the feat even more impressive, each of Cox's titles came in different weight divisions.
Cox didn't lose a single match after his freshman campaign.
He's currently redshirting as a freshman at Missouri after passing on an offer to train in the Olympic Development Program for a full year following his high school graduation.
Along with his unprecedented success on the mat, Cox served as a two-way starter and all-state linebacker for a Kewpies football team that went 9-2 in his senior year.