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Jersey’s Olympic Wrestler Enjoying The Festivites Before His Big Moment

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Jordan Burroughs - from his Twitter account

Jordan Burroughs has been considered the most expected Gold Medalist from the London Games this week – that is immense pressure for anyone to handle, but this South Jersey guy is just enjoying everything about the games before his big moment on the mat.

“A lot of people expect me to win,” Burroughs said in a recent interview with the Des Moines Register.  “I expect me to win.  My family expects me to win.  I’ve got to get it done.  I’m representing not only myself, but the whole country.”  Jordan’s moment in London begins on Friday where he wrestles in the 163-pound weight class.

Just how good is Jordan Burroughs?  He is a former N.J. state champion (his senior year at Winslow High School in Atco – 2006 at 135 lbs.), a 2-time NCAA champion from the University of Nebraska (2009 and 2011), and has not lost a wrestling match of any kind since 2009 – that loss was due to a default by Jordan because of an injury to his left knee.

High expectations brings the pressure that nothing short of a Gold Medal would be a failure, and Jordan is loving all the attention that comes with this.  He seems to not show any signs of pressure if you follow him on Twitter.  Burroughs has found time to get photos of himself with Gabby Douglas and members of the Gold Medal winning Women’s Gymnastics Team.

Burroughs is only seeing Gold this weekend – his website proves that (, with the T-shirts that state that point (for sale on his website).  The world will be watching, and Jordan will be smiling and embracing the moment that is the Summer Olympics.


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