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Marysville, OH – For over a decade, Jordan Ernest Burroughs has established himself as the face of wrestling in the United States. Last month, the 34 year-old set a new standard for American wrestling.
Through utilizing his powerful signature double leg takedown, Burroughs captured yet another world title at the 2022 World Championship with a 4-2 victory over Iran’s Muhammad Nukhodilarimi at 79 kg (174 lbs) in Belgrade, Serbia.
With this historic victory, the wrestling icon and globally beloved ambassador, Jordan Burroughs, is now a seven-time world and Olympic champion. In the most recent U.S. history, he has won six world titles (2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2021 and 2022) to go along with his 2012 Olympic gold in London, England. He passed the mark set by American legend and 6x world/Olympic champion, John Smith.
Following the match at the 2022 World Championships, Burroughs said, “Someone will break this one day, but today? Today is my day.”
Since winning his first world gold in 2011, Jordan has gone 10-0 in world and Olympic medal matches. In addition to his seven titles, Burroughs secured bronze medals in 2014, 2018 and 2019 world championships. His ten world-level medals are the second most in U.S. history behind the American Great, Bruce Baumgartner.
For the undisputed “King of the Mat”, greatness never rests. Titles number 8 and number 9 are looming. The prospect of more history-making moments await at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, France.
“God equipped me with the right tools to go out there, repeatedly and consistently to show people it’s possible.”
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