2018 world silver medalist Adam Coon has announced that he will be making his return to Greco-Roman wrestling after a hiatus since the 2021 Olympic team trials.
During his time off from the wrestling scene, Coon was exploring his options in the professional football scene as he was with the Tennessee Titans for a while until he was waived due to injury.
He also participated in the Atlanta Falcons rookie camp but nothing materialized there. Finally in his football career he was with the XLF’s Seattle Sea Dragons for a brief period before announcing his return back to wrestling.
“What a journey it has been being able to play football at the highest level. I had fun along the way, but now that journey has come to a close. I am happy to announce that I will be continuing on with my athletic career and going back to Greco Roman Wrestling with the hopes of being the best in the world. I’m excited to be training with some of the best athletes and coaches in the world at @cliffkeenwc. I am beyond excited to find out what this next leg of my journey has in store for me.” – Adam Coon / IG
During his time as a wrestler he was one of the most dominant heavyweights in the country being a 3x All American and 2x national finalist for the University of Michigan.
On of the senior level he won a silver medal at the 2018 world championships, along with a gold and silver medal at the Pan-American championships the following years.
He would make the Tokyo Olympic team for the United States but fail to qualify the weight at the last chance tournament marking the end of his career.
Now that he is coming back to wrestling there are some big things waiting, especially with Cohlton Schultz making the past two world teams and Olympic champion Rulon Gardner announcing a return.