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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 banned...
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...
Via NJ.com
February 03, 2017

Olympic wrestler turned ISIS recruit killed in U.S. drone strike

Chamsulvara Chamsulvaraev won the European wrestling championship in 2010. A couple years later, he joined ISIS. This month, he was killed in a United States drone strike in Iraq. Chamsulvaraev, 32, was from Dagestan, Russia, a Muslim region of the country on the Caspian Sea near the borders of Georgia and Azerbaijan. The wrestler joined ISIS recently, and his main job was to recruit...
Via The Comeback
September 30, 2016  |  Discuss

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 Mid-Atlantic
August 21, 2016  |  Discuss

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

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

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: '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 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

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 Chicago
August 19, 2016

Champion US wrestler Jordan Burroughs stunned in quarters

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Defending Olympic and world champion Jordan Burroughs was stunned by Russia's Aniuar Geduev on Friday in the quarterfinals of men's freestyle wrestling. Geduev, a three-time European champion, upended Burroughs 3-2 at 74 kilograms to hand the American just his third international loss and knock him out of gold-medal contention. Burroughs was trying to become...
Via AP on Fox
August 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Jordan Burroughs loses in quarterfinals, out of medal contention

U.S. wrestler Jordan Burroughs, the reigning Olympic champion in the men's freestyle wrestling 74kg division, lost his quarterfinal match with Russia's Aniuar Geduev and has since been eliminated from medal contention altogether. Geduev, the world No. 2, was considered Burrough's biggest obstacle in the 74kg field. The random draw conducted on Thursday slotted them on the same side...
Via CSN Chicago
August 19, 2016

Jordan Burroughs loses in quarterfinals, out of medal contention

U.S. wrestler Jordan Burroughs, the reigning Olympic champion in the men's freestyle wrestling 74kg division, lost his quarterfinal match with Russia's Aniuar Geduev and has since been eliminated from medal contention altogether. Geduev, the world No. 2, was considered Burrough's biggest obstacle in the 74kg field. The random draw conducted on Thursday slotted them on the same side...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Rio Update: Jordan Burroughs suffers major upset

Jenna Corrado recaps the wrestling match that reigning gold medalist Jordan Burroughs is taken out by Russian Aniuar Geduev. Though Burroughs still has a shot at bronze, it's a tough blow to his repeat effort.
Via CSN Chicago
August 19, 2016

Aniuar Geduev beats Jordan Burroughs in 74kg quarterfinals

Watch highlights from Russian wrestler Aniuar Geduev's upset of 2012 Olympic gold medalist Jordan Burroughs.
Via CSN Chicago
August 19, 2016

Jordan Burroughs loses to Russia's Aniuar Geduev in Olympic wrestling quarterfinals

U.S. wrestler Jordan Burroughs, the reigning Olympic champion in the men's freestyle wrestling 74kg division, lost his quarterfinal match with Russia's Aniuar Geduev and has been eliminated from gold medal contention. Geduev, the world No. 2, was considered Burrough's biggest obstacle in the 74kg field. The random draw conducted on Thursday slotted them on the same side of the bracket...
Via CSN Chicago
August 19, 2016

Jordan Burroughs upset by Russia's Geduev in quarterfinals

Jordan Burroughs lost just his third career international match, falling to Russia's Aniuar Geduev, the world No. 2, by a score of 3-2 in the quarterfinals.
Via CSN Chicago
August 19, 2016
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