Jordan Burroughs Accepts Final X - Lincoln Berth

2012 Olympic champion and four-time World champion Jordan Burroughs (Lincoln, Neb./Sunkist Kids/Nebraska WTC) has officially accepted his berth in Final X. He will battle for the spot at 74 kg/163 lbs. on the 2019 U.S. World Team in women’s freestyle at Final X: Lincoln on Saturday, June 15.

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The event will be hosted at the Bob Devaney Center on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Exclusive live and on-demand coverage will be provided on FloWrestling, as well as on the FloSports apps on iOS, Roku and Apple TV 4.

Burroughs is one of the most successful athletes in international wrestling history. Burroughs boasts an Olympic gold medal from the 2012 Olympics in London, England. He claimed World gold medals in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017, and added 2014 and 2018 World bronze medals. His four World titles is the most in U.S. wrestling history, tied with Adeline Gray, John Smith and Tricia Saunders. His five World and Olympic titles is second in U.S. history, behind only Smith with six. Burroughs was also a 2016 Olympian, making him a two-time Olympian. 

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Burroughs has won six World Cup gold medals and has claimed two Pan American Games titles (2011 and 2015). In 2015, Burroughs was named USOC Male Olympic Athlete of the Year. Burroughs won two NCAA titles (2009, 2011) and three All-American honors for the University of Nebraska. He was the 2011 Dan Hodge Trophy winner as the nation’s best college wrestler. Burroughs was a 2006 New Jersey state champion for Winslow Township High School.

This is the third straight year that Lincoln has hosted a finals event in USA Wrestling’s World Team Trials process, after also hosting the 2017 Freestyle World Team Trials and the 2018 Final X at Lincoln. 

To order tickets, go to the tickets tab on the official Final X website at: www.FinalX.tv

The Final X series will determine the 2019 U.S. Senior World Teams in all three Olympic disciplines, and is held in two different locations and dates in June. 

The Team Selection procedures for the U.S. World Teams allow for 2018 Senior World medalists to advance directly to Final X at the weight class where he/she won a medal in 2018. 2018 World medalists must declare, in writing, their intent to accept the automatic berth into by 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time on May 1. Burroughs has met this requirement and accepted his qualification. 

In Final X, the top two wrestlers in each World Championships weight class will compete in a best-of-three series, with winners earning spots on the U.S. Senior World Team to compete at the 2019 Senior World Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan, September 14-22, 2019.

There are two sessions in each Final X event. The series at 74 kg, featuring Burroughs, has not yet been assigned a session time.

The Final X opponent for Burroughs will be determined at the World Team Trials Challenge Tournament in Raleigh, N.C., May 16-19.

The weight classes assigned to the Final X: Lincoln are:

  • Men’s Freestyle: 57 kg, 61 kg, 70 kg, 74 kg, 97 kg
  • Women’s Freestyle: 53 kg, 55 kg, 59 kg, 62 kg, 76 kg
  • Greco-Roman: 60 kg, 63 kg, 72 kg, 97 kg, 130 kg

Ticket prices for Final X are:

  • VIP Floor - $100 
  • Reserved seating (100 level) - $65 
  • General Admission (200 – 300 level) - $40
  • Group (GA only) – Buy 10 or more tickets and get $40 off

In addition to Final X: Lincoln, the series also includes Final X: Rutgers on June 8 at the Rutgers Athletic Center (RAC) on the campus of Rutgers University

Final X is an exciting partnership between USA Wrestling, the national governing body for wrestling in the United States, and FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content.


FINAL X: LINCOLN

At Devaney Center in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, June 15

Qualifiers to date

Men’s FS 74 kg – Jordan Burroughs (Lincoln, Neb./Sunkist Kids/Nebraska WTC) vs. winner at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament

Women’s FS 53 kg – Sarah Hildebrandt (Colorado Springs, Colo./New York AC/OTC) vs. winner at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament

Women’s FS 76 kg – Adeline Gray (Denver, Colo./New York AC) vs. winner at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament


FINAL X: RUTGERS

At the RAC in Piscataway, N.J., Saturday, June 8

Qualifiers to date

Men’s FS 86 kg – David Taylor (State College, Pa./Nittany Lion WC) vs. winner at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament

Men’s FS 92 kg – J’den Cox (Colorado Springs, Colo./Titan Mercury WC/OTC) vs. winner at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament


JORDAN BURROUGHS

Residence: Lincoln, Neb.                          Club: Sunkist Kids

College: Nebraska                                   High School: Atco, N.J. (Winslow Township)

Born: July 8, 1988                                   Height: 5-7

  • 2012 Olympic Champion (2012)
  • Four-time World champion (2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
  • Third in 2014 and 2018 World Championships
  • Two-time U.S. Olympic Team member (2012, 2016)
  • Two-time Pan American Games champion (2011, 2015)
  • Six-time World Cup champion (2012-2015, 2017-18)
  • Three-time U.S. Open champion (2011, 2013, 2014)
  • Two-time Pan American Championships champion (2014, 2016)
  • Two-time NCAA champion for Nebraska (2009, 2011) and three-time All-American
  • 2011 Dan Hodge Trophy winner, as nation’s top college wrestler (2011)
  • 2006 New Jersey state high school champion

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