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Why Jordan Burroughs Can't Lose

When it comes to freestyle wrestling, Jordan Burroughs is the man to beat. The 2012 Olympic gold medalist and two-time World Champion from New Jersey has a winning streak of
Via Stack
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Olympic wrestler charged after allegedly deer hunting in Lexus parking lot

There's hunting for a car, and then there's hunting where they sell cars. Olympic wrestler Dremiel Byers was charged with two hunting-related offenses on Thursday after he was spotted in the parking lot of a Lexus dealership in Colorado Springs, Colorado, wielding a bow and arrow in pursuit of a wounded deer, police said (via the Denver Post). People in the vicinity called police...
Via FOX Sports
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Olympic Wrestler Cited For Hunting Deer In Car Dealership Parking Lot

We bet you’ve never heard this one before. 10-time U.S. Nationals wrestling champion Dremiel Byers was bow-hunting a wounded buck when his prey led him into the parking lot of a Lexus car dealership. Instead of giving up, Byers continued to follow the deer and was ultimately charged for hunting in the public area, according to the Denver Post. Byers official charges were for â...
Via NESN.com
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

What Big Plans WWE Had for Olympic Gold Medalist Henry Cejudo, Why He Chose UFC Instead

Henry Cejudo, who was the 2008 Olympic gold medalist in free style wrestling, recently confirmed to MMAJunkie.com that he almost signed with WWE but chose UFC instead. Before he made his decision, Cejudo was scheduled to come to WWE SummerSlam to meet with company officials. He had been pitched the idea of becoming WWE’s top Latino babyface and they told him they would groom him...
Via AllWrestlingNews.com
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Henry Cejudo: "I always put myself second because I strive to be first"

When Henry Cejudo was just 21 years old he traveled to Beijing, China to wrestle in the freestyle competition representing the United States of America at 55-kilograms in the 2008 Olympics.  The fact that he made it to the games was shocking enough, but then he went out and pulled off upset after upset all the way through to the gold medal match where he defeated Tomohiro Matsunaga...
Via FOX Sports
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Henry Cejudo Out Of UFC 177 After Bad Weight Cut

Former Olympic wrestling gold medalist won’t make his UFC debut at tomorrow night’s UFC 177 event as he’s had to withdraw after suffering a bad weight cut as he attempted to get down to the flyweight limit. Cejudo had been set to face Scott Jorgensen on the preliminary portion of the event in Sacremento, but after suffering from cramps and nausea while still 4lbs above from...
Via Fight Of The Night
August 29, 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

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...
Via NESN.com
December 23, 2014  |  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

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
September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Japan's Yoshida wins 16th combined world title

LAS VEGAS (AP) Japan's Saori Yoshida won her 16th world or Olympic freestyle title Wednesday night at the world wrestling championships. The most decorated athlete in wrestling history, the 32-year-old Yoshida won her 13th title at worlds - to go with three Olympic golds in as many tries - by beating Sweden's Sofia Mattsson 2-1 at 53 kilograms (116.5 pounds). Yoshida rallied after...
Via AP on Fox
September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Japan's Kaori Icho cruises to 10th world title

LAS VEGAS (AP) Japanese wrestler Kaori Icho made it look as though winning her 10th world title was a breeze. Americans Helen Maroulis and Adeline Gray were nearly as dominant in giving the U.S. its first two gold medals of the world championships. Icho cruised to her 10th world title Thursday night, joining teammate Saori Yoshida (13) as the only women with double-digit titles...
Via AP on Fox
September 11, 2015  |  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
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Jordan Burroughs wins 3rd world title

LAS VEGAS (AP) American Jordan Burroughs won his third world crown Saturday to close the wrestling championships. 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 2011. Burroughs also joins John Smith and Bruce Baumgartner on the short list of Americans with at least four combined...
Via AP on Fox
September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

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
September 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Jordan Burroughs: From gold medalist to first-time father

When Jordan Burroughs won Olympic gold in freestyle wrestling at the 2012 London Games, he was single and without kids. Now, as he trains for the Rio Olympics, he is a father of two seeking to balance all the priorities in his life.
Via CSN Chicago
June 17, 2016

Jordan Burroughs: From gold medalist to first-time father

When Jordan Burroughs won Olympic gold in freestyle wrestling at the 2012 London Games, he was single and without kids. Now, as he trains for the Rio Olympics, he is a father of two seeking to balance all the priorities in his life.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
June 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Jordan Burroughs: 'Life is bigger than the wrestling mat'

One of the most important parts of wrestling is being able to cut weight, and it's not easy. "If you want to see the true measure of a man, take away his food," Burroughs says. And now he jokes that it's time for his young son, Beacon, to get a taste of the real world by making weight too.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
July 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Jordan Burroughs: 'Life is bigger than the wrestling mat'

One of the most important parts of wrestling is being able to cut weight, and it's not easy. "If you want to see the true measure of a man, take away his food," Burroughs says. And now he jokes that it's time for his young son, Beacon, to get a taste of the real world by making weight too.
Via CSN Chicago
July 01, 2016

U.S. star Jordan Burroughs key to wrestling's popularity push

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Jordan Burroughs used his gold-medal moment at the 2012 Olympics in London to emerge as one of wrestling's biggest stars. A year later, the world's oldest sport turned to Burroughs to help save its future. "They needed someone who was consistent, who was marketable, who was eloquent enough in their speech and articulate enough to engage with the media, and who...
Via CSN Chicago
July 21, 2016

U.S. wrestlers Burroughs, Gray hold No. 1 spots in pre-Olympic world rankings

United World Wrestling has released its pre-Olympic world rankings, and several U.S. Olympic team members hold high spots on the list. Two Americans, reigning world champions Jordan Burroughs and Adeline Gray, are ranked No. 1 in the weight classes they will compete in at the Olympics. A third reigning world champion, Helen Maroulis, is ranked No. 1 at 55kg (121 lbs) but will wrestle...
Via CSN Chicago
July 28, 2016

U.S. wrestlers Burroughs, Gray hold No. 1 spots in pre-Olympic world rankings

United World Wrestling has released its pre-Olympic world rankings, and several U.S. Olympic team members hold high spots on the list. Two Americans, reigning world champions Jordan Burroughs and Adeline Gray, are ranked No. 1 in the weight classes they will compete in at the Olympics. A third reigning world champion, Helen Maroulis, is ranked No. 1 at 55kg (121 lbs) but will wrestle...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
July 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Jordan Burroughs' work ethic comes from his blue-collar dad

American wrestler Jordan Burroughs rode his tireless work ethic to a gold medal in London -- a work ethic learned from his construction-worker father, and one being passed on to Burroughs' son.
Via CSN Chicago
August 03, 2016

Jordan Burroughs' work ethic comes from his blue-collar dad

American wrestler Jordan Burroughs rode his tireless work ethic to a gold medal in London -- a work ethic learned from his construction-worker father, and one being passed on to Burroughs' son.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 03, 2016  |  Discuss

World champion wrestler Riza Kayaalp named Turkey's flag bearer

The Turkish Olympic Committee announced on Thursday that wrestler Riza Kayaalp will carry Turkey's flag at the Opening Ceremony for the 2016 Rio Olympics. This will be Kayaalp's third Olympic Games. He competed in 2008, then won bronze in 2012 after losing to eventual champion Mijain Lopez of Cuba in the semifinal. Kayaalp avenged that defeat by beating Lopez in the final round of...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 05, 2016  |  Discuss
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