By: Jon Massey
Born July 8th 1988 Born in Sickerville/ NJ Parents: Janice and Leroy Burroughs Sisters: Jenerra and Princess Burroughs
Wife: Lauren Mariacher Son: Beacon Burroughs
Began wrestling at the age of 5 He attended Winslow Township High School In 2006 he won a state title at 135 pounds He gained his attention after winning a Senior Nathonial Championship He committed to the University of Nebraska as the 7th ranked 135 pounder in the country
Freshman Year in College (2006-2007)
Earned his starting spot midway through the season Placed 3rd at the Big 12 Championships, earning a place at the NCAA Championships at 149 pounds
Sophomore Year in College (2007-2008)
Won his first Big 12 Title, winning Outstanding Wrestler of the meet At the NCAA Championships Burroughs posted a 5-1 record, earning a 3rd place All-American finish at 149 pounds Finished the season 34-6
Junior Year in College (2008-2009)
Broke his high school's record for takedowns with 117 takedowns in 19 dual meets He won his 2nd Big 12 Title At the NCAA tournament he captured his first NCAA title at 157 pounds 2009-2010 he was injured which forced him to take a medical redshirt year due to his tearing of his left PCL & LCL
Senior Year in College (2010-2011)
After returning from his injury bigger and stronger, he bumped up to wrestle 165 pounds Won his 3rd Big 12 Title Won the Hodge Trophy
After winning his NCAA title and graduating, he jumped into the world of freestyle Won the U.S. open at 74 kilograms and made the United States world team Won the title at 74 kilograms at the 2011 World Wrestling Championships in Istanbul 4th wrestler ever to win a NCAA Championship & World Championship in the same year Won the 74 kg title at the 2011 Pan American games He qualified for the 2012 Olympic Games at 74 kilograms
Olympics - On (2012-)
August 10, 2012, Burroughs defeated Sadegh Saeed Goudarzi of Iran to become the Olympic Champion at 74 kilograms In 2013 Jordan won a gold medal at the World Cup, US Open, and World Championships Currently 65-0 in the senior circuit
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