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March 11, 2013 | BY KIMBERLY SLAVEN, Daily News Staff Writer slavenk@phillynews.com
WITH THE TITLE of Olympic gold medalist under his belt, it's safe to say 24-year-old Jordan Burroughs has reached the pinnacle of wrestling. But, as freestyle wrestling is now on the Olympic chopping block, it's quite possible Burroughs might go down as one of the last wrestlers to ever reach that height. Although the sport will appear in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the International Olympic Committee executive board voted last month to eliminate wrestling for 2020.
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July 23, 2015 | By Jesse Dougherty, Inquirer Staff Writer
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. Nineteen days ago, he did take a break from the mat for a trip to Philadelphia, where he started making appearances at 7 a.m. When he finally sat down for breakfast with two representatives from Liberty Mutual on South Broad Street at 9:30, Burroughs looked down at a blue felt case with "London 2012 Summer Olympics" engraved on it. Inside the case is what pulled him from TV appearance to TV appearance on that day. It's what has turned his life into an unending series of calculated steps.
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July 24, 2012 | BY DANIEL CARP and Daily News Staff Writer
JORDAN BURROUGHS probably will have a book or two written about him someday, but he can sum up his own wrestling career in 140 characters or less. Burroughs' Twitter address: @alliseeisgold. Its listed location: "On top of the Podium. " His mantra? Wrestle … Win … Repeat. As the Olympic Games open this weekend in London, the Sicklerville, N.J., native is the favorite in freestyle wrestling at 74 kilograms (about 163 pounds). But Burroughs is not seeking to merely win a gold medal.
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April 20, 2012 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jordan Burroughs is one of the biggest names in wrestling, but outside his sport he lives an athletic existence in relative anonymity. A 2006 graduate of Winslow Township High in Camden County, Burroughs is a world champion, and he doesn't have to worry about getting mobbed by well-wishers and autograph-seekers when walking the street in most locations. "Outside of wrestling fans, I would say I get recognized a small amount," Burroughs said in a phone interview from the University of Nebraska as he prepared for this weekend's Olympic trials at the University of Iowa in Iowa City.
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March 20, 2011 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Returning home from a day in kindergarten, Jordan Burroughs presented his mother with a flier for a local youth wrestling program. The Sicklerville, Camden County, family didn't know much about the sport, as they were more interested in football. Nevertheless they signed up their son and on Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center the results of that decision came to fruition as Jordan Burroughs clinched the national title in the 165-pound weight class at the NCAA championships.
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April 2, 2009 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Jordan Burroughs is admittedly low-key, but the Nebraska junior wrestler from Winslow Township High said keeping his emotions in check lately had been a challenge. Of course, it's not a bigger challenge than his opponents faced all season. Burroughs capped a perfect campaign by winning the NCAA wrestling title at 157 pounds last month before 17,385 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. A 5-1 win in the finals over Michael Poeta of Illinois put the finishing touches on a 35-0 season in what Nebraska coach Mark Manning said was the toughest weight class in the country.
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June 22, 2013
The American Athletic Conference announced that the Owls' conference opener with Houston on Sept. 7 will air on ESPN Regional. Kickoff is set for noon at Lincoln Financial Field. Temple's nonconference home contest with Fordham at Lincoln Financial Field on Sept. 14 will kick off at 1 p.m. (ESPN3). Temple's game at Rutgers on Nov. 2 (ESPN Regional) will kick off at noon. Rutgers' 2013 season-opener Aug. 29 at Fresno State will be televised on ESPNU at 10:30 p.m. WRESTLING: Olympic gold medalist Jordan Burroughs of Sicklerville beat four-time NCAA champion Kyle Dake, 7-0, 8-6, in the U.S. World Team Trials at 74 kilograms (163.14 pounds)
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July 7, 2014 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
David Taylor was competing with something important on the line, which is exactly how he likes it. But in the match for the 165-pound Big Ten wrestling championship in March, he found himself in a position wrestlers try very hard to avoid. "The guy got behind me and lifted me off the ground," Taylor said. "In wrestling, when your feet are off the ground, you're in some trouble. " It was an unexpected predicament because Taylor was wrestling for his fourth straight conference title.
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March 18, 2011 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Five Cornell wrestlers used focus and intelligence to advance into Friday's quarterfinal round of the NCAA championships in front of Big Red fans in the crowd at the Wells Fargo Center. All but one of the eight Big Red wrestlers won their first-round matchups Thursday. Captain Mack Lewnes said he was "extremely excited" with the way he wrestled. The senior collected two wins, capping his night with a second-period pin of Ohio University's Nick Purdue at 174 pounds. On the opening day of the tournament, the Big Red recorded three pins and a technical fall.
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June 23, 2013
Danish driver Allan Simonsen died following a crash Saturday at France's 24 Hours of Le Mans in the first driver fatality at the high-speed endurance event since 1997. His Aston Martin spun at high speed and skidded into the barrier at the Tertre Rouge corner about 10 minutes into the race. Sebastien Enjolras lost his life in prequalifying in 1997. The last driver fatality in the 24-hour race itself was Jo Gartner in 1986. Two-time champion Wolf Silvester , 55, died of an apparent heart attack during the German VLN Endurance Racing Championship in Nuerburg.
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July 23, 2015 | By Jesse Dougherty, Inquirer Staff Writer
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. Nineteen days ago, he did take a break from the mat for a trip to Philadelphia, where he started making appearances at 7 a.m. When he finally sat down for breakfast with two representatives from Liberty Mutual on South Broad Street at 9:30, Burroughs looked down at a blue felt case with "London 2012 Summer Olympics" engraved on it. Inside the case is what pulled him from TV appearance to TV appearance on that day. It's what has turned his life into an unending series of calculated steps.
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July 7, 2014 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
David Taylor was competing with something important on the line, which is exactly how he likes it. But in the match for the 165-pound Big Ten wrestling championship in March, he found himself in a position wrestlers try very hard to avoid. "The guy got behind me and lifted me off the ground," Taylor said. "In wrestling, when your feet are off the ground, you're in some trouble. " It was an unexpected predicament because Taylor was wrestling for his fourth straight conference title.
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September 8, 2013 | By Zach Helfand, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jordan Burroughs knows he can only do so much, but he is trying hard not to lose. Jordan Burroughs hates losing. He can still remember what it feels like, eight years later. It's a boy crying under the bleachers, alone so no one can see his shame. It's lying on the side of a mat in Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. It's letting your opponent escape in the final seconds of the state championship bout. He vowed to never let that happen again. Burroughs was 17 then, wrestling as a junior for Winslow Township High School in 2005.
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June 23, 2013
Danish driver Allan Simonsen died following a crash Saturday at France's 24 Hours of Le Mans in the first driver fatality at the high-speed endurance event since 1997. His Aston Martin spun at high speed and skidded into the barrier at the Tertre Rouge corner about 10 minutes into the race. Sebastien Enjolras lost his life in prequalifying in 1997. The last driver fatality in the 24-hour race itself was Jo Gartner in 1986. Two-time champion Wolf Silvester , 55, died of an apparent heart attack during the German VLN Endurance Racing Championship in Nuerburg.
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June 22, 2013
The American Athletic Conference announced that the Owls' conference opener with Houston on Sept. 7 will air on ESPN Regional. Kickoff is set for noon at Lincoln Financial Field. Temple's nonconference home contest with Fordham at Lincoln Financial Field on Sept. 14 will kick off at 1 p.m. (ESPN3). Temple's game at Rutgers on Nov. 2 (ESPN Regional) will kick off at noon. Rutgers' 2013 season-opener Aug. 29 at Fresno State will be televised on ESPNU at 10:30 p.m. WRESTLING: Olympic gold medalist Jordan Burroughs of Sicklerville beat four-time NCAA champion Kyle Dake, 7-0, 8-6, in the U.S. World Team Trials at 74 kilograms (163.14 pounds)
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March 11, 2013 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Last month, as Jordan Burroughs moved through Tehran's ancient streets en route to the Azadi Sports Complex, he understood better than ever the meaning and power of the Olympic Games. Traveling from his hotel to the site of the 2013 World Wrestling Championships, the Sicklerville resident saw overwhelming evidence that the wrestling-mad Iranians were just as incensed as Americans by the International Olympic Committee's decision to drop the sport starting in 2020.
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March 11, 2013 | BY KIMBERLY SLAVEN, Daily News Staff Writer slavenk@phillynews.com
WITH THE TITLE of Olympic gold medalist under his belt, it's safe to say 24-year-old Jordan Burroughs has reached the pinnacle of wrestling. But, as freestyle wrestling is now on the Olympic chopping block, it's quite possible Burroughs might go down as one of the last wrestlers to ever reach that height. Although the sport will appear in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the International Olympic Committee executive board voted last month to eliminate wrestling for 2020.
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February 24, 2013
One day after Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods went home, more top seeds followed Friday in the Match Play Championship in Marana, Ariz. No. 3 seed Luke Donald lost to Scott Piercy, as did No. 4 seed Louis Oosthuizen , who never led against Robert Garrigus . Masters champion Bubba Watson , the No. 8 seed, was the only top-10 seed remaining. American Stacey Lewis shot a 3-under 69 at the Siam Country Club Pattaya Old Course in Chonburi for a 12-under 132 to keep her 3-stroke lead after the second round of the LPGA Thailand.
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February 18, 2013 | By Jason Nark, Daily News Staff Writer
THE NFL is canceling the Super Bowl in 2014 in favor of competitive croquet, and the league's best teams will have to settle for conference championships instead. You're laughing, but please try to imagine it. Understand what wrestlers from Iowa to Azerbaijan are going through right now: the shock, disbelief, anger, because their Super Bowl, the Summer Olympic Games, is in jeopardy. The International Olympic Committee, the overlords of the games, voted to recommend that freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling - arguably the world's oldest and purest form of sport - be dropped from the 2020 Olympics for reasons that so far appear unclear.
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February 14, 2013 | BY THE INQUIRER STAFF AND ASSOCIATED PRESS
Rob Eiter was shocked when he heard the news. International Olympic Committee leaders dropped wrestling from the Olympic program on Tuesday in a surprise decision that removes one of the oldest Olympic sports from the 2020 Games. "It literally came from left field," said Eiter, a former U.S. Olympic wrestler and the fifth-year head wrestling coach at Penn. "It still hasn't really sunk in, to be honest. " The IOC executive board decided to retain modern pentathlon - the event considered most at risk - and remove wrestling instead from its list of 25 "core sports.
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