Scores of proud residents lined the streets of Winslow Township Saturday to welcome home a sports hero who scored a gold medal in the Olympics.
Wrestler Jordan Burroughs, winner in the 74 kilogram freestyle event, was the honored with a parade, a proclamation and the admiration of the crowd who came out to catch a glimpse of the gold medalist and 2011 world champion.
"I'm super-blessed to be in this position. . . ," said Burroughs in a speech after the parade. " I encourage every young person out here to dream big, shoot for your goals and be able to put the work ethic and time in."