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Biography - Jenna Burkert, CO

2019-20 Team USA Ranking: No. 1 at 57 kg/ 125.5 lbs.
Years on Team USA: 5 (2012, 2013, 2014, 2018, 2019)
Residence: Colorado Springs, Colo.
Club: U.S. Army WCAP
College: University of Colorado Springs (2016), Northern Michigan University (2012)
High School: Marquette, Mich. (2011), Longwood, N.Y.
Born: May 9, 1993 in Rocky Point, N.Y.
Height: 5-3

Past Senior World Teams
2019 Senior Worlds (15th at 57 kg), 2018 Senior Worlds (15th at 59kg), 2018 World Military (4th at 63kg), 2014 Senior Worlds (15th at 60kg)

Past Age-Group World Teams
2013 Junior Worlds (8th at 59kg), 2012 Junior Worlds (18th at 59kg), 2011 Junior Worlds (8th at 59kg)

Career Highlights:

  • Three-time World Team member (2014, 2018, 2019)
  • 2019 Pan American Games silver medalist
  • 2018 and 2019 World Team Trials Challenge Tournament champion
  • 2019 Final X champion
  • 2018 Final X runner-up
  • 2017 U.S. Open champion
  • Second in 2014, 2015 and 2019 U.S. Open
  • Third in 2018 U.S. Open
  • Fourth in 2017 CISM Military World Championships
  • Three-time UWW Junior World Team member (2011-2013)
  • Third in 2012 and 2013 World Team Wrestle-off
  • Fifth in 2010 Youth Olympic Games

Career Biography
2020: Fifth in Matteo Pellicone Ranking Tournament (Italy)… Second in Pan American Olympic Qualifier Special Wrestle-off…
2019: Second in Pan American Games… Final X champion… World Team Trials Challenge Tournament champion… Second in U.S. Open…
2018: World Team member… Final X runner-up… World Team Trials Challenge Tournament champion… Third at U.S. Open… Second in Ion Corneanu Memorial (Romania)…
2017: Fourth in CISM Military World Championships… Fourth in U.S. World Team Trials… U.S. Open champion…
2016: Fifth in U.S. Open…
2015: U.S. Open runner-up…
2014: Third in Bill Farrell International… Phase II World Team Trials champion… U.S. Open runner-up…
2013: Third in New York AC International … Third in World Team Wrestle-Off… Fourth in U.S. Open…
2012: Junior World Team member… Third in U.S. World Team Wrestle-Off… UWW Junior Nationals champion… Second in Hari Ram Grand Prix… Second in Dave Schultz Memorial International…
2011: Third in New York AC International Open… Eighth in Junior World Championships… Fourth in U.S. Open… Third in Klippan Open (Sweden)… Fifth in Dave Schultz Memorial International… Fourth in Guelph Open (Canada)…
2010: Fourth in Sunkist Kids International Open…
College: Coached by Shannyn Gillespie at NMU… studied Human Services…
High School: Attended Marquette High School (Mich.) while a member of the U.S. Olympic Education Center women’s wrestling program….
Age-group Achievements: University Nationals runner-up (2014) … Eighth at Junior Worlds (2013) … Three-time Junior Body Bar Nationals champion (2011, 2012, 2013) … 18th at Junior Worlds (2012) … Eighth at Junior Worlds (2011) … Fifth at Youth Olympic Games (2010)… Bronze medalist in Youth Olympic Games in Beach Wrestling (2010)… Junior Fargo Nationals runner-up (2010) … Pan-American Youth Olympic Games Qualifier gold medalist (2010) … Two-time Junior Folkstyle National champion (2009, 2010) … Fourth at Cadet Body Bar Nationals (2009) … Third at Folkstyle Junior Nationals (2009) … Cadet Body Bar Nationals runner-up (2008) …
Personal: Daughter of Rosanne and Frank Burkert... has one brother, Joshua… started wrestling at the age of six… was a member of the U.S. Olympic Education Center program at Northern Michigan University…enjoys hiking, being a coffee addict, and binging Grey’s Anatomy…
Awards: ASICS Girls High School Wrestler of the Year (2010 and 2011)…
Notes: Competed in 2018 Senior Worlds as a replacement for injured Alli Ragan…

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