Jacob Stock is a former American wrestler who is best recognized as the husband of Tamyra Mensah-Stock, the Olympic gold medalist.
The professional female wrestler is the second-ever American woman to win Olympic gold in women’s wrestling after her triumph at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games. Following her successful outing at the games, Tamyra Mensah-Stock granted an exclusive interview where she bared it all. She talked about everything from her humble beginnings to her current marriage to a man she describes as her high school crush. Here is all you need to know about Tamyra Mensah-Stock’s husband, Jacob Stock.
Jacob Stock Is 29 Years Old
Jacob Stock was born on July 9, 1993, under the zodiac sign of Cancer, in Katy, Texas, United States of America. Tamyra Mensah-Stock’s husband likes to keep a low profile when it comes to details about his early life. This personal decision has invariably led to the as yet unfilled gaps in his identity. Not much is known about his parents or any other family relative like his siblings.
Jacob Stock is an American citizen, if not for any other thing but the fact that he was born in the USA and though not much is known about his family history, a closer look at his photos on the internet reveals that he has all the physical features of a Caucasian male. Jacob Stock spent the majority of his formative years and some part of his adult life in Texas.
Not much is known about his early formal education background from pre-school to elementary school and middle school. However, his time in Texas saw him get his high school formal education at Morton Ranch High School located in his hometown of Katy. Afterward, Jacob proceeded to Wayland Baptist University, one of the most prestigious private schools in Texas, for his college education. There is no information about his course of study.
Jacob Stock Has Been Tamyra Mensah-Stock’s Husband For Over 6 Years
Jacob Stock got married to Tamyra Mensah-Stock in 2016. He went to the same high school as his wife, Tamyra. That piece of information effectively clarifies why she described him as her high school crush. Despite her declarations though, it would appear that she alone shared that sentiment as Jacob and Tamyra never dated in high school despite their shared interest in wrestling.
That happened a bit later in college. Jacob and Tamyra started dating during their junior year in college and that continued until they officially let the world know in February 2014. Aside from the couple, no one really knows when Jacob officially declared his intention to marry Tamyra. The public, however, knows that the couple tied the knot on July 24, 2016. Though much like the engagement, the wedding ceremony was nothing too elaborate and the invited guests got their invitation through word of mouth.
Jacob Stock clearly adores his wife and his comments on her personality signify just how much. He says she’s still as goofy as she has always been. He also mentioned the part about how resilient she has been throughout all the heartaches she has experienced, from losing her father to a fatal car accident at the start of her wrestling career to the sad death of her best friend a few weeks to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Tamyra has also been quite vocal in her admiration for her “high school crush”, a man she followed to Wayland Baptist University and who she says has been very supportive of her wrestling career right from the very beginning.
Jacob Stock Doesn’t Have Any Children With His Wife, Tamyra Yet
Jacob and his wife are coming close to celebrating their sixth year as a married couple but the obviously happy union is yet to welcome any children. Tamyra herself has spoken about her desire to become a mother in an interview with Win Magazine and one would assume that Jacob shares her sentiment about becoming a parent.
Despite the current absence of human children though, Jacob Stock and his wife have found a way to become parents to a different species of living things. They are currently acting as parents to 2 Shih Tzu terriers named Otis and Lula and together the couple and their canine dependents live in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Jacob Stock Was A Wrestler In College
Much has been said about Tamyra Mensah-Stock’s impressive wrestling career but not many people know that her husband Jacob was also on the path to becoming a professional wrestler. His wife calls him her inspiration and a look at his high school and college career in the sport makes it easy to see why.
Jacob started wrestling as a high school student at Morton Ranch High School where he wrestled alongside his wife, Tamyra. By the time he got to college, his abilities had become quite evident and he went on to compete at the NXT level. He was also the captain of the men’s wrestling team at Wayland and his official college record stands at 13 matches and 15 dual points.
Jacob Stock has competed in several wrestling competitions, including USA Championship Wrestling, and participated in the competition for the Team USA Olympic trials in Iowa City. He led his team to victory in the competition held in 2012.
He has had an impressive career that has however been overshadowed by that of the more impressive career of his wife who at the moment is an Olympic gold medalist and the second American woman to claim the laurels at an Olympic event when she beat her Nigerian opponent at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
Jacob Stock’s career has helped him amass a net worth that currently stands at an estimated $500k. This figure has been made possible as a result of several brand endorsements and of course money earned from his pro wrestling career.