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Jordan Burroughs Is Competing At Final X Wrestling 2023: What To Know

Jordan Burroughs Is Competing At Final X Wrestling 2023: What To Know

Jordan Burroughs qualified for Final X Wrestling 2023 as the 79kg gold medalist at the 2022 World Wrestling Championships in Belgrade, Serbia. What to know

May 31, 2023 by Matt Cannizzaro

Jordan Burroughs’ name is synonymous with American wrestling, and his win in Serbia in September was his sixth world championship (2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2021 and 2022). He also won an Olympic gold medal in 2012.

The 34-year-old claimed his latest title with a victory over Iran’s Mohammad Nokhodilarimi, which also helped Team USA to the men’s freestyle world team championship.

Earlier in May, Burroughs found the top of the podium again at the 2023 Pan-American Championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He defeated Canada’s Jasmit Phulka in the title match, which earned him his sixth gold medal at the event and third at 79kg.

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Jordan Burroughs vs Chance Marsteller - Final X Preview & Prediction

2023 Final X Matchups

Burroughs’ Final X opponent will be Chance Marsteller, who was the 79kg champion at the 2023 U.S. Open Wrestling Championships in April.

This year’s edition of Final X presented by Tezos will take place at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, on June 10. The event will feature the top two wrestlers at every weight class in a best-of-three series, with the winners making the 2023 United States World Team. 

The world team will travel to Belgrade, Serbia, to compete at the 2023 Senior World Championships from Sept. 16-24. 

Check below for the current matchups for Final X and a brief explanation of how each wrestler qualified for the 2023 event.

Here’s what to know about Jordan Burroughs:

Jordan Burroughs Inching Toward Wrestling History

Burroughs is the most decorated American male with his seven combined world and Olympic gold medals, while his 10 medals overall is second behind Bruce Baumgartner, who earned 13 between 1983 and 1996.

Jordan Burroughs Takes The Leap For Nebraska Wrestling

Burroughs collected a 115-20 record at Winslow Township High School, with three district titles, two regional victories and a state championship (2006 at 135 pounds).

He got progressively bigger and better in college, finishing his time with the Huskers with a 128-20 record, which included going 35-0 in 2009 and 36-0 in 2011. He graduated with three Big 12 championships and two NCAA titles (157 and 165 pounds). He also won the Hodge Trophy, given to the sport’s top performer, in his senior year.

Jordan Burroughs Could Retire From Wrestling After 2024

It was reported by NBC Sports after Burroughs’ latest world championship that he intends to retire after the 2024 Olympics, whether he makes the team again or not. 

However, since his 79kg weight class is a non-Olympic classification, he’ll need to drop back down to 74kg, if he’s going to make a run at returning to the Olympics. He also competed in 2016, but he did not medal.

Jordan Burroughs Wrestling Ranking 

In the most recent Domestic Men’s Freestyle rankings on FloWrestling, Burroughs ranked first in the 79kg weight class. 

Here are the top 5: 

  1. Jordan Burroughs
  2. Chance Marsteller
  3. Alex Dieringer
  4. Carter Starocci
  5. Evan Wick

Here are the complete rankings. 

How Wrestlers Qualify For Final X Wrestling 2023

A wrestler can qualify for Final X in one of three ways.

First, all 2022 senior world medalists automatically qualified for Final X. There were seven wrestlers in men’s freestyle, six in women’s freestyle and zero in Greco-Roman who met this criterion.

Next, all champions from the 2023 US Open (held April 26-30) automatically qualified for Final X.

Finally, for the weights that didn’t have a returning world medalist, the World Team Trials Challenge Tournament (May 20-21) champion will earn a spot in Final X. 

Men’s Freestyle Matchups At Final X Wrestling 2023

  • 57 kg: *Thomas Gilman vs Zane Richards
  • 61 kg: Vito Arujau vs Nahshon Garrett
  • 65 kg: *Yianni Diakomihalis vs Nick Lee
  • 70 kg: *Zain Retherford vs Tyler Berger
  • 74 kg: *Kyle Dake vs Jason Nolf
  • 79 kg: *Jordan Burroughs vs Chance Marsteller
  • 86 kg: *David Taylor vs Aaron Brooks
  • 92 kg: Michael Macchiavello vs Zahid Valencia
  • 97kg: *Kyle Snyder vs J’den Cox
  • 125 kg: Gable Steveson vs Mason Parris

*Denotes 2022 World Medalist

Women’s Freestyle Matchups At Final X Wrestling 2023

  • 50 kg: *Sarah Hildebrandt vs Audrey Jimenez
  • 53 kg: *Dominique Parrish vs Katie Gomez
  • 55 kg: Alisha Howk vs Jacarra Winchester
  • 57 kg: *Helen Maroulis vs Xochitl Mota-Pettis 
  • 59 kg: Michaela Beck vs Jennifer Page
  • 62 kg: *Kayla Miracle vs Adaugo Nwachukwu
  • 65 kg: Mallory Velte vs Macey Kilty
  • 68 kg: Forrest Molinari vs Emma Bruntil
  • 72 kg: *Amit Elor vs Joye Levendusky
  • 76 kg: Kennedy Blades vs Adeline Gray

*Denotes 2022 World Medalist

Men’s Greco-Roman Matchups At Final X Wrestling 2023

  • 55 kg: Brady Koontz vs Dalton Duffield
  • 60 kg: Dalton Roberts vs Ildar Hafizov
  • 63 kg: Hayden Tuma vs Xavier Johnson
  • 67 kg: Robert Perez III vs Alejandro Sancho
  • 72 kg: Justus Scott vs Patrick Smith
  • 77 kg: Kamal Bey vs Aliaksandr Kikiniou
  • 82 kg: Spencer Woods vs Ryan Epps
  • 87 kg: Alan Vera vs Zachary Braunagel
  • 97 kg: Josef Rau vs Christian Dulaney
  • 130 kg: Cohlton Schultz vs Adam Coon

How To Watch Final X Wrestling 2023 

Final X will stream live on FloWrestling and the FloSports app. 

FloWresting will also serve as home of match archives and provide the latest news from Final X.