|July 8, 1988|
|Place of Birth|
|United States of America|
Jordan Burroughs (born July 8, 1988) is an American folkstyle and freestyle wrestler. He is a two-time NCAA Division I national champion, and a five-time world and Olympic champion.
In a 2013 interview, when Burroughs was asked when he started wrestling, he explained:
"I started at five. I brought home a flyer one day from elementary school. No one in my family had ever wrestled. My teammates became friends and I got more into it. I was super tiny growing up, a late bloomer in terms of physical development, but I didn’t have to be big to excel."
Burroughs competed for University of Nebraska, where he was a three-time All American, and two-time undefeated national champion in NCAA Division I wrestling.
In his first year, Burroughs qualified for the NCAA Division I national tournament at 149 pounds, which is reserved for the top 32 or so wrestlers in the country. In his second year, Burroughs earned a third-place national finish at 149 pounds. In his third year, Burroughs became an undefeated national champion at 157 pounds. In his fourth year, Burroughs suffered an injury, and was unable to complete his college season. Following that year, Burroughs repeated as an undefeated national champion at 165 pounds.
|Height||5 ft 9 in / 173 cm|
|Weight||163 lb / 74 kg|
|Shoe (Feet) Size||–|
|Eye Color||Dark brown|
|Race / ethnicity||Black|