South Jersey’s Burroughs Considered a Favorite to Score Olympic Gold
We are less than 3 weeks away from the Games of the 30th Olympiad, and it's time to know some more of the gifted athletes who are off off to London to pursue their dreams. Meet South Jersey freestyle wrestler Jordan Burroughs.
This 23-yr-old from Sicklerville has been building toward his Olympic moment by winning the 2011 World Championships and the 2011 Pan American Games in his wrestling weight class - the 163 lb division. Before this, Burroughs was a 2-time NCAA champion - first at 2009 in the 157 lb division and in 2011 at his current weight (earning College Wrestler of the Year honors.
Burroughs was 128-20 in his 4 year collegiate career for Nebraska - an unthinkable .865 winning percentage for the Cornhuskers. His win total is the 4th most in the school's illustrious wrestling history.
With all that this South Jersey man has accomplished in wrestling, there is one last piece to add to his story - Olympic Gold at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Connor Orr of The Star-Ledger has called Burroughs "one of the surest chances the United States has at an Olympic gold medal in London when the Summer Games start later this month". Jordan is not lacking in confidence in his quest for Gold - his Twitter handle is @alliseeisgold (feel free to follow him as he tries to reach 20,000 followers) and is website incorporates that same thought (www.alliseeisgold.com).
Jordan Burroughs stands to potentially be one of the biggest stars to come out of London - he's already been seen on the Today show and CNN recently, has his own clothing line (available on his website), has the look that Wheaties may want to take advantage of, plus the confidence and charisma that makes stars after the games are over.
Remember the name of Jordan Burroughs - a Jersey guy ready for success!