Bonus Points - A USA Wrestling Podcast
Bonus Points - A USA Wrestling Podcast

BP56: Jordan Burroughs opens up about the toughest day of his wrestling career

October 18, 201675 min
Episode 56 of the USA Wrestling Bonus Points podcast features Olympic champion and three-time World champion in men's freestyle wrestling Jordan Burroughs. Already cemented as one of the greatest wrestlers in U.S. history entering the 2016 season, Burroughs found himself with a rare opportunity to compete at the Olympic Games for the second time after winning the U.S. Olympic Team Trials last April. Burroughs was one of the premier faces for Team USA at the 2016 Olympic Games held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as he attempted to grasp his second Olympic gold medal. On August 19, 2016 Burroughs competed in the Olympics as a heavy favorite in the men's freestyle 74 kg division. A day he invisioned as his grand statement to the world turned out to be his most difficult day on the wrestling mat. Burroughs was defeated in the Olympic quarterfinals by eventual silver medalist Aniuar Geduev of Russia, 3-2. He later fell in the repechage round to Bekzod Abdurakhmonov of Uzbekistan, 10-0 and le

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