Jordan Burroughs

Country: USA
Sport: Wrestling
Date of Birth: 07/08/1988
First Olympics: 2012, London

How confident is American wrestler Jordan Burroughs? Confident enough that he chose his personal motto – “All I see is gold” – as his username on Twitter and Instagram, even before he won a gold medal at the London Olympics in 2012. Since London, Burroughs, a Sicklerville, New Jersey, native, has remained at the top of the 74kg (163 lbs) weight class is men’s freestyle wrestling. While at the University of Nebraska, Burroughs – who started wrestling at age 5 – had one of the most dominant collegiate wrestling careers ever. He compiled undefeated records in 2009 and 2011 en route to NCAA national championships. In 2011, Burroughs became just the fourth wrestler ever to win an NCAA championship and a world title in the same year. He opened his international career with 69 straight victories, a record that is unmatched in U.S. wrestling history.

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