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Biography - Jordan Burroughs, NE

JORDAN ERNEST BURROUGHS
2019-20 Team USA Ranking: No. 1 at 74 kg/163 lbs.
Years on Team USA: 9 (2011-20)
Residence: Lincoln, Neb.
Club: Sunkist Kids WC
Personal Coaches: Mark Manning, Bryan Snyder
College: Univ. of Nebraska (2007-2011)
Regional Training Center: Nebraska Wrestling Training Center
High School: Winslow Township HS, N.J. (2006)
Born: July 8, 1988 in Camden, N.J.
Height: 5-7

Career Highlights

  • Two-time U.S. Olympic Team member (2012, 2016)
  • Olympic Champion (2012)
  • Four-time World champion (2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
  • Three-time World Championships bronze medalist (2014, 2018, 2019)
  • Seven-time World Team member (2011, 2013-2015, 2017-19)
  • Three-time Pan American Games champion (2011, 2015, 2019)
  • Six-time World Cup champion (2012-2015, 2017-18)
  • Three-time U.S. Open champion (2011, 2013, 2014)
  • Three-time Pan American champion (2014, 2016, 2018)
  • Two-time NCAA champion for Nebraska (2009, 2011)
  • Dan Hodge Trophy winner, as nation’s top college wrestler (2011)

Career Biography
2019: Senior World bronze medalist… Final X champion… Pan American Championships champion… Pan American Games champion… Dan Kolov International (Ukraine) champion… Yasar Dogu (Turkey) champion…
2018: World bronze medalist…Yasar Dogu International (Turkey) silver medalist… Final X champion… Freestyle World Cup Team member (gold)…
2017: World champion… Grand Prix of Spain champion… U.S. World Team Trials champion… U.S. Open champion… World Cup gold medalist… 
2016: Grand Prix of Germany champion… U.S. Olympic Team Trials champion… Ninth at the Olympic Games… Pan American champion… Yasar Dogu International gold medalist…
2015: World champion… Pan American champion… U.S. World Team Trials champion… World Cup gold medalist… Alexander Medved International champion… 
2014: World Championships bronze medalist… Pan American gold medalist… U.S. World Team Trials champion… U.S. Open champion… World Cup gold medalist… Yasar Dogu International bronze medalist…
2013: World champion… Sargsyan International champion… U.S. World Team Trials champion… U.S. Open champion… Alexander Medved International champion… World Cup gold medalist…
2012: Olympic gold medalist… U.S. Olympic Team Trials champion… World Cup gold medalist… Cerro Pelado International champion… Dave Schultz Memorial International champion…
2011: World champion… Pan American Games champion… Ukrainian Wrestlers Memorial International champion… U.S. World Team Trials champion… U.S. Open champion…

College: Two-time NCAA champion (2009, 2011) … Third in NCAA Championships (2008) …  NCAA Qualifier (2007) … Coached by Mark Manning and Bryan Snyder… Graduated with a degree in Sociology…

High School: New Jersey state champion at 135 pounds to cap a 35-2 senior season and a 115-20 career at Winslow Township High School (2006) … NJSIAA State runner-up (2005) … Ranked seventh in the nation among 135-pound high school wrestlers by InterMat… Three-time district champion and two-time regional champion for coach Rick Koss…

Age-Group Achievements: 10th at Junior World Championships (2008) … FILA Junior Freestyle World Team Trials champion (2008) … FILA Junior (Vegas) Naitonals champion (2008) … University Nationals runner-up (2007) …

Personal: Son of Janice and Leroy Burroughs… Married Lauren Mariacher on Oct. 12, 2013… They have one son, Beacon, who was born in July 2014, and one daughter, Ora, who was born in June 2016… Has two younger sisters, Princess and Jenerra, and one older brother, Leroy… started wrestling at the age of six…

Awards: USOC Male Olympic Athlete of the Year (2015) … USA Wrestling Freestyle Wrestler of the Year (2011, 2012, 2013) … Dan Hodge Trophy winner (2011)… Big 12 Outstanding Wrestler (2008) …

Note: With five World and Olympic titles, Burroughs is No. 2 in U.S. history, tied with Bruce Baumgartner, and just one behind John Smith at six… Won a U.S. record 69 straight matches to start his career on the Senior level from 2011-14… Won 2013 World title less than a month after breaking his ankle…sponsored by ASICS, Resilite, and CHOBANI…

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Individual Website: jordanburroughs.com