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On top of the world (again): Jordan Burroughs' wrestling redemption

The Winslow Township product became a four-time world champion on Saturday. Jordan Burroughs' path to redemption is complete. The Winslow Township product won his fourth World Championship on Saturday to go along with a 2012 Olympic gold medal by capturing the 74 kg title in Paris, one year after crashing out of the 2016 Olympics without a medal...
Via NJ.com
August 27, 2017

WATCH: Wrestling - Jared Frayer Interview

An interview with new assistant coach, Jared Frayer.
Via Virginia Tech Hokies Athletics
May 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Jordan Burroughs returns for first time since Olympics: What is his future?

The former New Jersey state champion from Winslow will compete with the United States team in the World Cup in Iran. Watch video Jordan Burroughs is back. The 2012 Olympic champion and three-time world champion will compete Thursday in Iran as part of the United States team at the World Cup for the first time since shockingly...
Via NJ.com
February 15, 2017

Jordan Burroughs, U.S. Wrestling to compete in Iran after ban lifted

Two days after appearing like U.S. wouldn't be going to the World Cup, Iran changes course. It looks like Jordan Burroughs and the United States wrestling team will be traveling to Iran to compete in the 2017 World Cup after all, according to the Associated Press. The World Cup is scheduled to take place in Kermanshah, Iran from Feb. 16-17. Iran...
Via NJ.com
February 05, 2017

N.J.'s Jordan Burroughs, U.S. wrestlers banned from World Cup in Iran

New Jersey's Jordan Burroughs won't be allowed to fly to Iran for February's World Cup wrestling. Politics and sports continue to collide regarding travel restrictions and immigration bans. New Jersey wrestler and Olympic gold medalist Jordan Burroughs was scheduled to participate in the Freestyle World Cup in Iran later this month. That's now...
Via NJ.com
February 03, 2017

Stutzman ups the ante with high-profile training partners

Olympic Gold Medalist Jordan Burroughs and four-time All American Tyler Graff will train with the Bulls John Stutzman continues to raise the profile of the UB Wrestling program with increased international exposure and higher profile wrestlers training with the Bulls. Several of UB’s grapplers have competed internationally, including Nolan Terrance competing for Canada and Nate Rose...
Via Bull Run
September 10, 2016

Winslow Township HS to name gym after gold medalist Jordan Burroughs

The former state champion is a one-time medalist and two-time Olympian. It was a rough August for Jordan Burroughs, who failed to duplicate the gold medal in freestyle wrestling he won at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Burroughs lost twice on the same day in Rio - matching the number of losses he had suffered the past five years combined....
Via NJ.com
September 01, 2016

WATCH: Top wrestling moments from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

It seemed like almost every day, wrestling history was being made in Rio. Mijain Lopez joined Aleksandr Karelin as the only athletes to win three straight gold medals in Greco-Roman wrestling, Kaori Icho became the first four-time gold medalist in Olympic wrestling, and Kyle Snyder became the United States' youngest gold medalist. But perhaps the most memorable history-making feat...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 23, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Top wrestling moments from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

It seemed like almost every day, wrestling history was being made in Rio. Mijain Lopez joined Aleksandr Karelin as the only athletes to win three straight gold medals in Greco-Roman wrestling, Kaori Icho became the first four-time gold medalist in Olympic wrestling, and Kyle Snyder became the United States' youngest gold medalist. But perhaps the most memorable history-making feat...
Via CSN Chicago
August 23, 2016

Kyle Snyder becomes youngest Olympic wrestling gold medalist in U.S. history

Kyle Snyder said he wanted to one day be remembered as the greatest wrestler of all time.He's off to a great start to realize that dream after the Maryland native won a gold medal in the 2016 Olympics at just 20 years of age. Snyder is just about three months younger than  Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo, who held the previous record from his win in 2008.Snyder has quickly become...
Via FOX Sports
August 21, 2016

Watch Japanese call of Kaori Icho's win over Valeria Koblova

Kaori Icho of Japan became the first wrestler to win four gold medals in Olympic history. Watch the match called by Japanese broadcasters.
Via CSN Chicago
August 21, 2016

Watch Japanese call of Kaori Icho's win over Valeria Koblova

Kaori Icho of Japan became the first wrestler to win four gold medals in Olympic history. Watch the match called by Japanese broadcasters.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Tervel Dlagnev falls to world No. 1 in bronze medal match

Dealing with a back injury that flared up during the tournament, U.S. Olympian Tervel Dlagnev took the mat for a bronze medal match, but he would quickly fall to Georgia's Geno Petriashvili, the top-ranked wrestler in the 125kg freestyle wrestling class.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Tervel Dlagnev falls to world No. 1 in bronze medal match

Dealing with a back injury that flared up during the tournament, U.S. Olympian Tervel Dlagnev took the mat for a bronze medal match, but he would quickly fall to Georgia's Geno Petriashvili, the top-ranked wrestler in the 125kg freestyle wrestling class.
Via CSN Chicago
August 20, 2016

Tervel Dlagnev discusses a promising day derailed by injury

Two-time U.S. Olympian Tervel Dlagnev got off to a hot start in Rio with two early wins, but his back problems resurfaced and resulted in a pair of defeats by technical fall to keep him from attaining a medal. Afterward, Dlagnev explained what happened and offered some thoughts on his future.
Via CSN Chicago
August 20, 2016

Tervel Dlagnev discusses a promising day derailed by injury

Two-time U.S. Olympian Tervel Dlagnev got off to a hot start in Rio with two early wins, but his back problems resurfaced and resulted in a pair of defeats by technical fall to keep him from attaining a medal. Afterward, Dlagnev explained what happened and offered some thoughts on his future.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Tervel Dlagnev mounts comeback to win in 125kg Round of 16

U.S. wrestler Tervel Dlagnev won his first match of the men's 125kg freestyle tournament in Rio thanks to an impressive comeback against Azerbaijan's Jamaladdin Magomedov, the 2015 World silver medalist. Trailing 5-0 with under two minutes to go, Dlagnev ultimately got the winning score with under 15 seconds left on the clock.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Tervel Dlagnev mounts comeback to win in 125kg Round of 16

U.S. wrestler Tervel Dlagnev won his first match of the men's 125kg freestyle tournament in Rio thanks to an impressive comeback against Azerbaijan's Jamaladdin Magomedov, the 2015 World silver medalist. Trailing 5-0 with under two minutes to go, Dlagnev ultimately got the winning score with under 15 seconds left on the clock.
Via CSN Chicago
August 20, 2016

Tervel Dlagnev gets teched by Ghasemi in 125kg semifinals

U.S. wrestler Tervel Dlagnev reached the semifinals of the men's 125kg freestyle wrestling tournament before Iran's Komeil Ghasemi took him out with a 10-0 technical fall completed in under 30 seconds.
Via CSN Chicago
August 20, 2016

Rio, 2016: Winslow coach says Jordan Burroughs will bounce back

The former gold medalist failed to repeat in Rio Bruce Stowell had invited some people over to his house Friday afternoon to watch one of his former wrestlers, Jordan Burroughs, compete for a second gold medal. Like most of South Jersey and the wrestling community, the Winslow Township wrestling coach was faced with the stunning, somber reality...
Via NJ.com
August 19, 2016

Rio 2016: Jordan Burroughs experiences the cruel side of the Olympic Dream | Politi

Burroughs, considered a sure thing to win his second straight gold medal, loses twice in one difficult day. RIO DE JANEIRO -- This is how it looks when the weight of the Olympic Dream comes crashing down on a great athlete.  Jordan Burroughs is sobbing, the tears mixing with the sweat that is still running down his face. He has just lost for...
Via NJ.com
August 19, 2016

Devastating loss for champion US wrestler Jordan Burroughs

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) U.S. wrestler Jordan Burroughs came to the Rio Olympics expecting to build a legacy so great he could transcend his sport. Instead, the defending Olympic and world champion was left to try and explain the unexplainable. Burroughs, considered by many the best wrestler in the world, was stunned by Russia's Aniuar Geduev on Friday in the quarterfinals of men...
Via AP on Fox
August 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Jordan Burroughs: 'Something good will come out of this'

After two tough losses, Jordan Burroughs addressed the media in the mixed zone in a raw, emotional interview. Among the topics he discussed: what went wrong in his match with Aniuar Geduev, and how he feels his results in Rio may impact his life and legacy. "I lost a lot of things today, but my integrity and my character remain," Burroughs said.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Jordan Burroughs: 'Something good will come out of this'

After two tough losses, Jordan Burroughs addressed the media in the mixed zone in a raw, emotional interview. Among the topics he discussed: what went wrong in his match with Aniuar Geduev, and how he feels his results in Rio may impact his life and legacy. "I lost a lot of things today, but my integrity and my character remain," Burroughs said.
Via CSN Chicago
August 19, 2016

Jordan Burroughs emotional after 'hardest day' of his life

After losses in the quarterfinals and the repechage eliminated him from medal contention, reigning Olympic champion Jordan Burroughs gave an emotional interview to NBC Sports.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 19, 2016  |  Discuss
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