Tamyra was born in Chicago, Illinois, and grew up in the suburbs of Houston, Texas. She attended Morton Ranch High School in Katy, Texas. She joined the wrestling team at age 15. In college, she became the Women's Collegiate Wrestling Association Nationals Champion in 2014 and 2017.
About Tamyra Mensah-Stock
She is the first black woman in history to win gold for USA in woman's freestyle wrestling. She also secured USA's second-ever gold medal in woman's freestyle wrestling at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.
She married Jacob Stock, a fellow wrestler from both her high school and university in 2016. She has a twin, Tarkyia, who also joined wrestling in high school. Her father was a Ghanaian who passed away from a car accident and her mother is from Illinois.
Friends and colleagues
She posted a photo to her Instagram congratulating fellow wrester Kyle Dake and Gable Steveson.
She is a pescaterian. In 2022 she was inducted into the Hall of Honor at Wayland Baptist University where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise and Sports Science.