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US Olympic gold medalist Burroughs wins 3rd world title

LAS VEGAS — After blowing his shot at a world title in 2014, American Jordan Burroughs wondered if he was over the hill. He isn't. Burroughs won his third world crown Saturday to close the wrestling championships. The 27-year-old Burroughs beat Mongolia's Unurbat Purevjav 10-0 at 74 kilograms (163 pounds) for his fourth major title — including gold at the London Games — since...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Burroughs focused after worlds stumble in '14

LAS VEGAS (AP) American Jordan Burroughs is still the biggest star in wrestling. But after getting beat at last year's world championships, Burroughs is intent on proving he is also still the best pound-for-pound athlete in the sport. The expectations - and the pressure - couldn't be any higher for Burroughs entering Saturday's 74-kilogram freestyle competition at the world championships...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Kayaalp stuns Lopez to win Greco-Roman world title

Turkey's Riza Kayaalp stunned Cuban Mijain Lopez 1-0 to win the heavyweight Greco-Roman title on the second day of the wrestling world championships Tuesday night in Las Vegas. Kayaalp denied Lopez's try for a sixth world title in the finals at 130 kilograms. Kayaalp was joined as a world champion by countryman Selcuk Cebi. He took top honors at 80 kilograms, defeating Belarussian...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Spenser Mango’s Journey from Undersized Wrestler to Two-Time Olympian

At 14 years old, Spenser Mango was no one’s idea of an elite athlete. He weighed 88 pounds and entered Christian Brothers College High School in St. Louis struggling to
Via Stack
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Paige VanZant, Henry Cejudo Among Top Ten UFC Newcomers Of 2014

The UFC’s rookie class of 2014 was one of the strongest in years, and it was difficult to whittle this category down to a top ten. How difficult? I decided to go against my rule of newcomers having at least two fights in the calendar year and made a special entry at No. ten for three of the top debutants who only fought once in 2014. So without further ado, here are the top fighters...
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Rulon Gardner selling Olympic memorabilia to pay $3.9M debt

Olympic wrestling legend Rulon Gardner is still struggling financially. Gardner, who won a gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling at the 2000 Olympic games in Sydney, will reportedly be auctioning off his Olympic memorabilia and several other items at a bankruptcy auction on Saturday. The 43-year-old is seeking to pay off a $3.9 million tax debt....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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