Adam Coon Press Release

July 11, 2018

Cliff Keen Athletic has entered into a marketing and athlete endorsement deal with United States Men’s 130 KG Greco Roman and 125 KG Freestyle Wrestler Adam Coon.

Adam joins Cliff Keen after his impressive performance at the recent U.S. World Team Trials and Final X, where he captured first place in Greco Roman, defeating 2016 Olympian Robby Smith.  Adam took 2nd at Final X, the 125KG Freestyle finals, narrowly missing victory to Nick Gwiazdowski.  A two-time NCAA Heavyweight runner up, the Fowlerville, Michigan native will travel extensively this year, competing at the UWW (United World Wrestling) World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

“Adam is an exceptional talent.  He’s a fierce competitor and of course one of the smartest and strongest wrestlers on the planet.  Off the mat, Adam’s intelligence has been on display with his education at the University of Michigan, studying Aerospace Engineering.  He’s a great role model and a tremendous human being.  We are very excited to have Adam on Team Cliff Keen,” said Tom Keen, President of Cliff Keen Athletic.

Training with the Cliff Keen Wrestling Club at the Michigan RTC in Ann Arbor, Adam will be a prominent fixture in Cliff Keen’s brand marketing and advertising to the Wrestling market.

A long-time supporter of Amateur Wrestling of all disciplines, Cliff Keen Athletic is the World’s leader in Wrestling uniforms, equipment, and training apparel.

Adam Coon’s bio and wrestling accomplishments are listed below, courtesy of Team USA and University of Michigan:


2016-17 Team USA Ranking: No. 1 at 125 kg (Greco)/ No. 2 at 130 kg (Freestyle)/285 lbs.

Years on Team USA: 4 (2015-18)

Residence: Fowlerville, Mich.

Club: Cliff Keen WC/New York AC
College: Univ. of Michigan

High School: Fowlerville

Born: Nov. 14, 1994 (Age 23)

Height: 6-5


Career Highlights

– 2018 World Team Trials Champion (Greco-Roman)

– 2018 Final X Runner-Up (Freestyle)

– 2018 U.S. Open Champion (Freestyle)

– 2018 U.S. Open Silver medalist (Greco-Roman)

– 2016 U.S. Open champion

– 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials runner-up

– 2014 Junior World Bronze medalist (Freestyle & Greco-Roman)

– 2011 Cadet World champion

– 2015 & 2018 NCAA Championships runner-up

– 2x Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational heavyweight champion (2013, ’17)

– Three-time NCAA All-American


Career Biography

2018:   Greco-Roman World Team Trials Champion…U.S. World Team Member…Final X Men’s Freestyle Runner-Up…U.S. Open Champion in men’s 125 kg Freestyle…U.S. Open Silver medal in men’s 130 kg Greco-Roman… NCAA Championships Runner Up….NCAA All-American

2017:  Redshirted season; did not compete due to injury.

2016: Second in U.S. Olympic Team Trials… U.S. Open champion… NCAA All-American

2015: Bill Farrell International champion… University Nationals champion… Third in U.S. Open…NCAA Championships Runner-Up…NCAA All-American

2014: Third in Junior Freestyle World Championships… Third in Junior Greco-Roman World Championships… University Nationals champion… Junior World Team Freestyle Trials champion… Junior World Team Greco-Roman Trials champion…

2011: FILA Cadet Freestyle World champion… FILA Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals champion…FILA Cadet Freestyle Nationals champion…


College: Competed collegiately for the University of Michigan under head coach Joe McFarland… Graduated with a 4.0 GPA in Aerospace Engineering…Runner-up in 2018 and 2015 NCAA Championships… Third in 2016 NCAA Championships… Third in 2015 Big Ten Championships…3x Academic All-Big Ten, 3x NWCA All-Academic…Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, NWCA All-Academic…2x U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award


Age-group: 2011 Cadet freestyle world champion… 2014 Junior World bronze medalist in freestyle and Greco… Two-time USA Wrestling Junior Triple Crown winner (2012, 2013)


High School: Four-time Michigan state champion, competing for Fowlervile HS… Coached by Dan Coon…2013 Detroit Athletic Club HS Athlete of the Year…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)


Personal: Son of Dan and Dana Coon… Has two sisters, Rachel and Madeline…Enrolled in Graduate School at University of Michigan, studying Space Engineering.

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