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Olympic gold medalist Jordan Burroughs visits Sidney

 

Amanda Tafolla / The Sun-Telegraph

Olympic gold medalist Jordan Burroughs signs autographs and poses for pictures at Sunday's Sidney Federation Wrestling tournament.

2012 Olympic gold medalist Jordan Burroughs made an appearance at Sunday's Federation wrestling meet in Sidney.

Burroughs grew up wrestling in New Jersey, and received a scholarship to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2006. He wrestled for the Huskers under coach Mark Manning.

According to his online biography, he amassed 111 wins and took only six losses in his college career for the Huskers. He finished his junior and senior campaigns with undefeated records (in 2009 he was 35-0 and in 2011, 36-0). He concluded his collegiate career with three Big 12 titles, two national championsh...



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