Coon, Huntley Garner NWCA All-Academic Honors
Four Student-Athletes Receive Academic All-District Recognition
Wrestler Coon Settles for Runner-Up at Olympic Team Trials
Coon Tabbed Big Ten Wrestler of the Week
Abounader, Coon, Huntley Named Wrestling Captains for 2015-16
Adam Coon, the 2015 NCAA heavyweight runner-up and two-year wrestling team captain, is featured among the second round of new Faces of the Big Ten PSAs.
Sophomore (2014-15)... Academic All-Big Ten ... NCAA All-American ... Claimed second place at the NCAA Championships (March 19-21) with a 4-1 record ... Fell to NC State's #1 Nick Gwiazdowski, 7-6, in the heavyweight championship ... Won a wild overtime scramble with one second remaining to defeat Northwestern's #2 Mike McMullan, 3-1 SV, in NCAA semifinals ... Also defeated Missouri's #8 Devin Mellon (5-2) and Maryland's #12 Spencer Myers (2-1) at NCAAs ... Claimed third place at the Big Ten Championships (March 7-8) with a 3-1 record ... Earned a 5-2 win over Wisconsin's #2 Connor Medbery in the third-place match ... Posted a 7-1 Big Ten dual record ... Pinned four of six Big Ten opponents ... Used a reversal in the tiebreaker to defeat Iowa's #2 Bobby Telford (Feb. 13) ... Defeated Nebraska's #17 Collin Jensen, 5-3 (Feb. 6) ... Sacrificed a late lead in a 7-3 loss to Wisconsin's #3 Connor Medbery (Jan. 23) ... Pinned Minnesota's #13 Michael Kroells in 0:26 (Jan. 9) ... Took second place at the Southern Scuffle (Jan. 1-2) with a 4-1 record ... Fell to Oklahoma State's #4 Austin Marsden, 7-4, in the championship match ... Claimed third place at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Dec. 5-6) with a 5-1 record ... Dropped a 5-3 decision to Virginia Tech's #9 Ty Walz in CKLV semifinals ... Defeated Ohio State's #11 Nick Tavanello, 11-4, and Nebraska's #14 Collin Jensen (fall, 1:56) at CKLV ... Earned a 24-9 technical fall against Central Michigan's Newton Smerchek (Nov. 25) ... Posted a 2-0 record at the EMU Duals (Nov. 15) ... Captured the heavyweight title at the Michigan State Open (Nov. 2) with a 4-0 record ... Pinned Tiffin's Garrett Grey (3:45) in the final ... Named one of two team captains in 2014-15.
Summer 2014... Captured freestyle and Greco-Roman bronze medals at 120kg/264 pounds at the Junior World Championships in Zagreb, Croatia ... Posted similar 4-1 records in both styles with two pins apiece ... Pinned Turkey's Yusuf Emre Dede at 2:18 in freestyle bronze-medal match ... Pinned Japan's Arata Sonoda at 0:45 in Greco bronze-medal match ... Swept freestyle and Greco-Roman titles at U.S. Junior World Team Trials ... Captured freestyle 125kg/275-pound title at University Nationals ... Claimed dual freestyle and Greco-Roman 120kg/264-pound titles at FILA Juniors.
Freshman (2013-14)... Named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week (Jan. 21) ... Named USA Wrestling's Athlete of the Week (Dec. 9) ... Reached the Round of 12 at the NCAA Championships (March 20-22), finishing a match shy of All-America honors with a 2-2 record ... Posted a 0-2 record at the Big Ten Championships (March 8-9) ... Rebounded with wins to place ninth ... Clinched U-M's win at #6 Pittsburgh with a 9-6 decision over #19 P.J. Tasser (Feb. 15) ... Used six seconds riding time to edge Iowa's #3 Bobby Telford, 3-3, in the second tiebreaker (Feb. 9) ... Earned a 12-3 major decision over Nebraska's Collin Jensen to clinch Michigan's tiebreaker criteria win over #7 Nebraska ... Suffered first collegiate loss to Michigan State's #9 Mike McClure, 5-1 (Jan. 24) ... Clinched Michigan's win over #2 Minnesota with a 4-2 SV2 decision over two-time defending NCAA champion Tony Nelson (Jan. 19) ... Rolled to a 14-4 major decision over Purdue's Alex White in Big Ten dual debut (Jan. 10) ... Used a late takedown to secure a 4-1 decision against Maryland's #7 Spencer Myers (Jan. 5) ... Captured the heavyweight title at the Midlands Championships (Dec. 29-30) with a 5-0 record ... Defeated Iowa's #4 Bobby Telford, 3-2, in the final ... Also knocked off Maryland's #7 Spencer Myers, 4-1, in the semifinals ... Cruised to a 9-2 decision over Central Michigan's Adam Robinson (Dec. 15) ... Captured the heavyweight title at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Dec. 6-7) with a 5-0 record ... Defeated Boise's State #5 J.T. Felix, 7-5 SV, in the championship match ... Also beat NC State's #3 Nick Gwiazdowski, 3-1 SV, in the quarterfinals ... Scored two third-period takedowns in 7-2 decision over Oregon State's Amarveer Dhesi (Nov. 17) ... Used riding time to beat Northern Illinois' Jared Torrence 3-3 TB2 in varsity debut at EMU Duals (Nov. 16) ... Captured heavyweight title at the MSU Open (Nov. 9) with a 4-0 record and two falls ... Pinned Central Michigan's Jimmy Szep (6:58) for first collegiate win.
Prep... Graduated from Fowlerville High School (2013) ... National Honor Society ... Class of 2013 Salutatorian ... Selected as 2013 Detroit Athletic Club HS Athlete of the Year ... Named the 2013 Midwest region recipient of the Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award ... 2013 Junior Schalles Award winner ... Selected as Michigan's "Mr. Wrestler" award winner (2013) ... Four-time All-Livingston County Wrestler of the Year ... Four-time Michigan state champion, winning at 215 pounds (2010, '11) and 285 pounds (2012, '13) ... Career prep record of 212-3, finishing with three straight undefeated seasons ... Captured 100 kg/220-pound freestyle title at the 2011 FILA Cadet World Championships ... Two-time USA Wrestling Junior Triple Crown winner (2012, '13), capturing titles in folkstyle, Greco-Roman and freestyle in the same year ... Also earned four varsity letters in football and track and field ... Named all-state linebacker (2012) and all-time honorable mention offensive line (2010, '11) ... Named 2013 All-Livingston County Defensive Player of the Year ... Four-time all-league offensive line and defensive line/linebacker ... 2013 state runner-up in discus and shot put ... Three-time state placer in shot put, also finishing sixth as a sophomore and junior (2011, '12) ... Ranked as the nation's No. 2 overall recruit by InterMat and No. 1-ranked heavyweight wrestler.
Personal... Enrolled in the College of Engineering, majoring in aerospace engineering ... Born on November 14, 1994 ... Son of Dan and Dana Coon ... Father wrestled at Alma College (1979-83) ... Has two sisters, Rachel and Madeline.