How tall is Adam Coon? American Wrestler Height

Born on November 14, 1994, Adam Jacob Coon is an American football player who specializes in heavyweight wrestling and plays offensive guard for the XFL’s Seattle Sea Dragons. He is well-known for not having played college football. Coon was a skilled wrestler at the state, national, and international levels before entering the football league.

He won gold in the Cadet World freestyle competition in 2011, earned double bronze medals in the Junior World in Greco-Roman and freestyle in 2014, advanced to the NCAA Division I semifinals twice (in 2015 and 2018), won silver in the Senior World Greco-Roman competition in 2018, and won gold and silver medals at the Pan American Games in 2019 and 2020. He is also qualified for the Paris Olympics 2024.

Fowlerville wrestler Adam Coon qualifies for the Olympics

Adam Coon and Dalton Roberts, both from Fowlerville High School, won their weight classes at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for wrestling. Only 12 male wrestlers in the country won their divisions.

Coon won the 130-kilogram Greco-Roman championship. Roberts won the 60-kilogram Greco-Roman title. Coon qualified for the Summer Olympics in Paris from July 26 to August 11. Roberts needs to reach the championship round at the World Olympic Qualifier in Istanbul, Turkey, from May 9 to 12 to qualify his weight class for the Olympics.

Three years ago, Coon won the Trials, but his weight class was not qualified for the United States to compete in Tokyo. He had to try to qualify at the Olympic Qualifier but lost in the quarterfinals. In the championship round against Cohlton Schultz, an opponent Coon had wrestled nine times before, Coon lost the first match 3-1.

Adam Coon is tallest in the Family

Adam Jacob Coon was born on November 14, 1994, in Fowlerville, Michigan, United States. His parents are Dan and Dana Coon. Adam’s father wrestled at Alma College from 1979 to 1983. Adam has two sisters named Rachel and Madeline. He is very tall, measuring 196 cm (6.43 feet or 77 inches).

Adam Coon with his Family Members
Image: Adam Coon with his Family Members (Source: Adam’s Instagram)

In high school at Fowlerville High School, Coon won the Michigan state wrestling championship four times. After high school, he went to the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering to study aerospace engineering. His wrestling club is New York AC and his personal coach is Sean Bormet. Coon trains at the Cliff Keen Wrestling Club’s regional center.

Adam Coon is Happily Married

Adam Coon got married to Molly Coon on March 1, 2023. Molly was born on November 7, 1996.

Adam with his Wife Molly Coon
Image: Adam with his Wife Molly Coon (Adam’s Instagram)

How Adam Coon started his career in Wrestling

In 2011-2012, Coon became the 2011 FILA Cadet World champion in the 100kg weight class. He also won the USA Wrestling Junior Triple Crown twice by winning folkstyle, Greco-Roman, and freestyle titles in 2012 and 2013.

In 2013, Coon was named Detroit Athletic Club High School Athlete of the Year. He received the Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award for the Midwest region, Michigan’s “Mr. Wrestler” award, and the Junior Schalles Award for best high school pinner. Coon also participated in football and track and field, becoming the state runner-up in discus and shot put events. He was in the National Honor Society and was the salutatorian (second highest rank) of his 2013 class.

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In 2014, as a freshman heavyweight wrestler, Coon won the Michigan State Open, the Cliff Keen Las Vegas championship (defeating Nick Gwiazdowski in the quarterfinals), and the Ken Kraft Midlands championship. However, he went 0-2 at the Big Ten championship and 2-2 at the 2014 NCAA championships, missing All-American honors.

That summer, Coon rebounded by winning the University Freestyle Nationals at 125kg, and the freestyle and Greco-Roman 120kg championships at the 2014 FILA Junior World Team Trials to qualify for the World Junior Championships. At the world championships, Coon defeated Arata Sonoda in Greco-Roman and Yunus Emre Dede in freestyle to win double bronze medals, a rare achievement.


In 2015, Coon was named team co-captain. He won another MSU Open championship, placed third at Cliff Keen, second at the Southern Scuffle, and third at the Big Ten championships. At the 2015 NCAA championships, he lost to Gwiazdowski in the heavyweight finals with a 4-1 record, earning All-American, Academic All-Big Ten, and NWCA All-Academic honors. As a junior, Coon won the Greco-Roman 130kg title at the 2015 Bill Farrell International Open.

In 2016, Coon competed at the U.S. Open, placed second at the Big Ten championship after losing to Kyle Snyder in the finals, and went 5-1 at the 2016 NCAA championships to place third behind Snyder and Gwiazdowski, earning All-American and All-Academic honors again. Coon was an alternate in Greco-Roman for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil after placing second at the United States Olympic Team Trials.

In 2017, despite redshirting (not competing) due to injury in his senior year, Coon received a University of Michigan Athletic Academic Achievement Award. As a graduate student in the 2017-18 season, Coon had strong performances, winning his third MSU Open title, second Cliff Keen Invitational title, and beating the #1 ranked 2016 gold medalist Kyle Snyder at the Clash at Crisler event (Snyder’s first loss in over two years). Coon placed second at the Big Ten championships after losing to Snyder in double overtime.

In 2018, Coon secured second position at the 2018 NCAA championships after losing to Snyder again, earning his third All-American and All-Academic honors, and a second Athletic Academic Achievement Award. Coon finished his college career with an overall record of 116 wins and 15 losses, and a .885 win percentage, the sixth highest in University of Michigan history.

Adam Coon representing the US in International Level

In 2019, Coon won the gold medal in the 130 kg weight class at the Pan American Wrestling Championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina. That same year, he represented the United States at the 2019 Pan American Games in the 130 kg event but did not win a medal. He lost his first match to Yasmani Acosta of Chile, who went on to win one of the bronze medals.

At the 2019 World Wrestling Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, Coon competed in the 130 kg event but was eliminated after losing his first match against Meng Lingzhi of China.

In March 2020, Coon won the silver medal in the 130 kg event at the Pan American Wrestling Championships in Ottawa, Canada. A few days later, he competed in the 2020 Pan American Wrestling Olympic Qualification Tournament, also held in Ottawa, but failed to qualify for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. In May 2021, Coon again failed to qualify for the Olympics at the World Olympic Qualification Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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On June 4, 2021, the Tennessee Titans signed Coon to play on their offensive line. In high school, Coon was an All-State linebacker and an honorable-mention offensive lineman. He attended the University of Michigan but never played college football. On August 12, 2021, the Titans waived/injured Coon and placed him on injured reserve. He was released on August 20.

On June 15, 2022, Coon had a workout with the Atlanta Falcons football team.

In January 2023, Coon resumed training in Greco-Roman wrestling with the goal of competing in the 2024 Olympics. On January 6, 2023, Coon was assigned to the Seattle Sea Dragons team of the XFL professional football league.