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NBC Olympics: U.S. star Jordan Burroughs key to wrestling's popularity push

Published July 22nd, 2016 by Jordan Burroughs

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Jordan Burroughs used his gold-medal moment at the 2012 Olympics in London to emerge as one of wrestling's biggest stars.

A year later, the world's oldest sport turned to Burroughs to help save its future.

"They needed someone who was consistent, who was marketable, who was eloquent enough in their speech and articulate enough to engage with the media, and who was interested in engaging with the fans via social media," Burroughs said. "It was amazing timing for me."

ABC NEWS: Star Jordan Burroughs Key to Wrestling's Popularity Push

Published July 21st, 2016 by Jordan Burroughs

Jordan Burroughs used his gold-medal moment at the 2012 Olympics in London to emerge as one of wrestling's biggest stars.

A year later, the world's oldest sport turned to Burroughs to help save its future.

"They needed someone who was consistent, who was marketable, who was eloquent enough in their speech and articulate enough to engage with the media, and who was interested in engaging with the fans via social media," Burroughs said. "It was amazing timing for me."

PEOPLE: Wrestler Jordan Burroughs Prepares to Head to Rio Thanks to His Very Adorable Cheer Squad

Published July 11th, 2016 by Jordan Burroughs

07/11/2016 AT 04:05 PM EDT

Will Jordan Burroughs see gold once again at this year?

The wrestler, who took home the gold medal in the men's freestyle 74 kg at the London Olympics in 2012, is giving a sneak peek into how he is preparing to represent Team USA at the Games this year in Rio de Janeiro.

In a clip from NBC, Burroughs' parents Janice and Leroy hold up the wrestler's first-ever participation trophy that he earned at the young age of 6. The two laugh at their son's small prize, but his mother notes Jordan's initial enthusiasm for the sport.

"He was proud, even though it was a 10th-place trophy," she says. "He just knew what hard work would do."
 


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Along with his incredibly supportive parents, Burroughs has a family of his own with wife Lauren Burroughs and son Beacon. The athlete's son wanders in and out of the wrestling room as he pleases, which is just the way that the Burroughs likes it.
 
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"He doesn't really understand what he's watching," the wrestler says. "He just sees dad throwing guys around, shooting double legs, but at some point he'll understand work ethic and effort."

To learn more about all the Team USA Olympians, visit teamusa.org. The Rio Olympics begin August 5 and will air on NBC.

AOL: Olympic wrestler Jordan Burroughs shares tips to a healthy lifestyle

Published June 20th, 2016 by Jordan Burroughs

Now a four-time world champion with 124 wins under his belt, Jordan Burroughs has his mind set on a goal to become the winningest wrestler in American history.

Jordan won his first Olympic gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, and is now aiming for his second at the Summer Games in Rio.

Off the mat, as a husband and father -- he has a 1-year old with baby No. 2 on the way -- Jordan has been brushing up on his culinary chops and has teamed up with America's #1 Greek Yogurt, Chobani, to be part of its #NoBadStuff campaign, which is all about working hard and being grounded in goodness and positivity -- something he embodies every day, from his determination in his sport to the food he puts in his body.

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ESPN: Wrestlers Jordan Burroughs, Adeline Gray book Rio berths

Published April 12th, 2016 by Jordan Burroughs

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Jordan Burroughs' wife, Lauren, wrote him a note before his Olympic Team Trials match Sunday to tell him he was destined for greatness.

Burroughs made sure his wife was the first person he thanked after he secured his spot in the Rio Games.

NBC: Jordan Burroughs leads U.S. wrestlers clinching Olympic berths

Published April 11th, 2016 by Jordan Burroughs

Jordan Burroughs planned a special celebration after making his second Olympic team on Sunday night.

“A 24-hour doughnut place,” he said after throwing his singlet into the crowd. “I might go at like 3 a.m.”

OMAHA.com: Former Husker Jordan Burroughs leaving a legacy on and off the mat

Published April 9th, 2016 by Jordan Burroughs

Jordan Burroughs talks on his cellphone while his 21-month-old wails in the background. Both father and son could use some sleep.

Burroughs began to understand the collision of life and wrestling when he became a married man in October 2013 and a dad nine months later. One of the most accomplished grapplers in U.S. history suddenly had priorities beyond honing his craft.

NBC: Jordan Burroughs' path to Rio Olympics missing closest U.S. rivals

Published April 6th, 2016 by Jordan Burroughs

It’s a situation USA Wrestling believes is unprecedented heading into an Olympic trials, and it involves Olympic champion Jordan Burroughs.

Burroughs, the reigning World freestyle champion at 74kg, is a heavy favorite to book a place on the Rio Olympic team in the trials finals in Iowa City on Sunday (7 p.m. ET, NBC Sports Live Extra).

USA WRESTLING: Olympians Burroughs, Scott, Hazewinkel plus Molinaro and Bradley win Pan Am freestyle golds for the USA

Published February 29th, 2016 by Jordan Burroughs

Jordan Burroughs controls Carlos Izquierdo of Colombia in the 74 kg freestyle finals. Photo by Stuart Spears. FRISCO, Texas – Five of the six Americans in the gold-medal finals won gold medals in men’s freestyle at the Pan American Championships at the Dr. Pepper Arena on Saturday night.

USA WRESTLING: Burroughs wins gold, Nelson gets silver at Yasar Dogu International in Turkey

Published February 6th, 2016 by Jordan Burroughs

Jordan Burroughs receives his gold medal at 74 kg at the Yasar Dogu International in Turkey

ISTANBUL, Turkey – 2012 Olympic champion and three-time World champion Jordan Burroughs (Lincoln, Neb./Sunkist Kids/Nebraska RTC) started off the 2016 Olympic year with impressive dominance.

US WEEKLY: Wrestler Jordan Burroughs Expecting Baby No. 2 Just Weeks Before Summer Olympics

Published January 9th, 2016 by Jordan Burroughs

Baby boy Phelps won’t be the only infant cheering on the U.S. at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio! Wrestler Jordan Burroughs, who won gold in London in 2012, is expecting a little one with wife Lauren Burroughs on June 13 — less than two months before the August 5 opening ceremony.

TIME: Road to the Olympics

Published December 21st, 2015 by Jordan Burroughs

Burroughs says he was originally drawn to the sport by stars of the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). Nearly undefeated since winning his Olympic title in 2012, he considers himself worthy of the “Mount Rushmore of wrestling.”.

Burroughs named Male Olympic Athlete of the Year for 2014-15 in USOC’s Team USA Awards

Published December 10th, 2015 by Jordan Burroughs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The United States Olympic Committee today announced the 2014-15 winners for the Team USA Awards presented by Dow, Best of the Year, recognizing the outstanding achievements of Team USA athletes and teams in six categories:

The Male Olympic Athlete of the Year is 2015 World champion freestyle wrestler Jordan Burroughs (Lincoln, Neb./Sunkist Kids/Nebraska RTC).

American duo end season top of UWW freestyle rankings after World Championships success

Published October 8th, 2015 by Jordan Burroughs

America’s Jordan Burroughs and Kyle Snyder have been rewarded for their gold medals at the 2015 World Championships in Las Vegas by ending the season top of their respective United World Wrestling (UWW) rankings in men’s freestyle.

Burroughs, the reigning Olympic champion in the men’s 74 kilogram event, headed into the Championships as the top ranked athlete and he preserved that status by reaching the final of the division before comfortably defeating Mongolia’s Unurbat Purevjav.

THE MAT: Jordan Burroughs Wins Third World Title To Become Third-Most Winningest Wrestler In U.S. History

Published September 13th, 2015 by Jordan Burroughs

LAS VEGAS -- In preparing to compete at the 2015 World Wrestling Championships, Jordan Burroughs read a book – fittingly called “How Champions Think” – that said champions should smile before doing anything strenuous or challenging because it has a positive impact on their attitude and approach.

So he smiled on Saturday. All day.

USA TODAY: Jordan Burroughs wins world wrestling championship in impressive fashion

Published September 13th, 2015 by Jordan Burroughs

Burroughs was one of four gold medal winners for the U.S. during this week, joining Kyle Snyder (men's freestyle, 97 kg), Adeline Gray (women's freestyle, 75 kg) and Helen Maroulis (women's freestyle, 55 kg).

Americans Andy Bisek, James Green and Leigh Jaynes also picked up bronze medals in their respective divisions.

NBC SPORTS: Jordan Burroughs leads U.S. wrestling team for World Championships

Published September 8th, 2015 by Jordan Burroughs

Olympic champion Jordan Burroughs beat four-time NCAA champion Kyle Dake at the World Championships trials and will lead the U.S. roster for Worlds in Las Vegas in September.

Burroughs, the 2011 and 2013 World champion who took bronze while injured last year, defeated Dake 6-3, 14-4 in a best-of-three series for the 74kg berth.

PHILLY.COM: Olympian Jordan Burroughs driven to win more gold

Published July 22nd, 2015 by JB

Jordan Burroughs is nose deep in his four-year preparation for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.

On Saturday, the wrestler from Sicklerville, N.J., won the gold medal at the Pan Am Games and will train for more than a month in Nebraska before the world championships in Las Vegas start Sept. 7. There's always another match, and the preparation rarely stops.

USA TODAY: Wrestler Jordan Burroughs uses Pan Ams to prep for worlds

Published July 15th, 2015 by JB

Since winning gold at the London Olympics, wrestler Jordan Burroughs' life has drastically changed. As he prepares to wrestle at the Pan Am Games this week, only his goal is the same. He wants to win.

Burroughs married Lauren Mariacher in October of 2013 and is now the father of son Beacon, who will turn 1 later this month. Life is different than when he was a single man, preparing for the 2012 Olympics.

NBC SPORTS: Jordan Burroughs on Rio: ‘My chances of winning’ are better than in London

Published July 3rd, 2015 by JB

Jordan Burroughs, Olympic and world champion in freestyle wrestling, will be helping Team USA kick off the Road to Rio tour in Philadelphia on Saturday, July 4th.

In a phone interview, Burroughs said he happily agreed to join the Road to Rio tour presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance because he has deep roots in the area: he grew up in Winslow, New Jersey, just 18 miles away, and his mother works in Philadelphia.

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