Olympic gold medalist Jordan Burroughs made an appearance at the Federation wrestling meet in Sidney, Nebraska this past Sunday. Burroughs, who plans to participate in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, wrestled in college at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for four years.
Jordan Burroughs is a Camden, New Jersey native and started wrestling when he was a young five years old. Winning started early for Burroughs as he won a state championship and senior national championship when he was finished at his high school, Winslow Township High School. After high school, Burroughs went on to star at the University of Nebraska. While at Nebraska, Burroughs was a three time All American and a two time undefeated national champion. Burroughs finished at Nebraska with a whopping record of 128-30 which is fifth in Nebraska school history. Following his senior year at Nebraska in which he won a national title, Burroughs won a freestyle world title in Istanbul, Turkey. The world title in Istanbul made Burroughs only the fourth wrestler ever to win a national title and world title in the same year. In 2012, the following year, Burroughs made his first appearance at the Olympic Games in London, United Kingdom. Burroughs finished the Olympic Games with a gold medal and has since won multiple world championships around the world.
This past Sunday, Jordan Burroughs made an appearance at the Federation wrestling meet in Sidney, Nebraska. The appearance gave kids at the meet the chance to meet and talk with one of the more successful wrestlers in the World. The appearance also gave Burroughs a chance to return to the state where he won two national titles and continued his rise into the World’s best wrestlers.
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