Jul 8, 1988
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
- 2012 Olympic champion
- 2016 U.S. Olympic Team
World Championship Experience
- Four-time Senior World champion (2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
- Two-time Senior World bronze medalist (2014, 2018)
- 10th at 2008 Junior World Championships
Other Career Highlights
- Two-time Final X champion (2018, 2019)
Seven-time World Team member (2011, 2013-15, 2017-19)
Six-time World Cup gold medalist (2012-2015, 2017-18)
Three-time Pan American Games champion (2011, 2015, 2019)
Four-time Pan American champion (2014, 2016, 2018, 2019)
Three-time U.S. Open champion (2011, 2013, 2014)
Two-time NCAA champion for Nebraska (2009, 2011)
Dan Hodge Trophy winner, as nation’s top college wrestler (2011)
- Married Lauren Mariacher on Oct. 12, 2013
They have one son, Beacon, and one daughter, Ora
Has two sisters, Princess and Jenerra, and one brother, Leroy
Son of Janice Burroughs and Leroy Burroughs
Won a U.S. record 69-straight matches to start his career on the Senior level from 2011-14
Won 2013 World title less a month after breaking his ankle.
Likes / Fun Facts:
- Fishing, reading, cars, fashion, family, eating; I am a self-proclaimed foodie and aspiring entrepreneur. I hope to someday be a motivational speaker and inspire the next generation of great athletes.
- World championships: 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 (4 Gold, 2 Bronze).
- 2019: Dan Kolov International (Ukraine) champion… Yasar Dogu International (Turkey) champion.
- 2018: Yasar Dogu International (Turkey) silver medalist.
- 2017: Grand Prix of Spain champion…U.S. World Team Trials champion.
- 2016: Grand Prix of Germany champion…U.S. Olympic Team Trials champion…Ninth at the Olympic Games… Yasar Dogu International gold medalist.
- 2015: U.S. World Team Trials champion… Alexander Medved International champion.
- 2014: U.S. World Team Trials champion…Yasar Dogu International bronze medalist.
- 2013: Sargsyan International champion…U.S. World Team Trials champion…Alexander Medved International champion.
- 2012: U.S. Olympic Team Trials champion… Cerro Pelado International champion…Dave Schultz Memorial International champion.
- 2011: Ukrainian Wrestlers Memorial International champion…U.S. World Team Trials champion.
- Two-time NCAA champion (2009, 2011)…Third in NCAA Championships (2008)…NCAA Qualifier (2007)…Coached by Mark Manning and Bryan Snyder…Graduated with a degree in Sociology.
- Age-Group Achievements: FILA Junior Freestyle World Team Trials champion (2008)…FILA Junior (Vegas) Naitonals champion (2008)…University Nationals runner-up (2007).
- USOC Male Olympic Athlete of the Year (2015)…USA Wrestling Freestyle Wrestler of the Year (2011, 2012, 2013)…Dan Hodge Trophy winner (2011)…Big 12 Outstanding Wrestler (2008).
Note: With five World and Olympic titles,Burroughs is No. 2 in U.S. history, tied with Bruce Baumgartner, and just one behind John Smith at six…Won a U.S. record 69-straight matches to start his career on the Senior level from 2011-14…Won 2013 World title less than a month after breaking his ankle…sponsored by ASICS, Resilite, and CHOBANI.