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2015 and 2016 NCAA National Champion at 157 lbs for the Fighting Illini, 2017 and 2018 NCAA Finalist, Four-time NCAA All-American, Four-time Big Ten Champion,Three-time CIF State Champion for Lemoore HS, 2012 USA Wrestling Junior National Freestyle Champion.

  1. Seeding 79kg At The WTT Is Not Easy

    Seeding 79kg At The WTT Is Not Easy

    Aug 26, 2021

    The World Team Trials will take place September 11-12 to determine the team that will compete in Oslo, Norway October 2-10. In this article we’ll explore what the top 8 seeds might look like for the competitors at 79kg in men’s freestyle.
  2. Jordan Burroughs vs Isaiah Martinez Match Is Cancelled

    Jordan Burroughs vs Isaiah Martinez Match Is Cancelled

    Jun 14, 2021

    Jordan Burroughs and Isaiah Martinez were set to face off in the highly anticipated main event of FloGrappling’s Who’s Number One on June 18th. However, Isaiah Martinez notified both FloWrestling and Jordan Burroughs last week that he would not be able to make the agreed upon weight of 79kg. As a result, Friday’s match between Burroughs and Martinez has been cancelled. We hope to see Isaiah and Jordan wrestle at a later date.
  3. How Many Points Will IMar Need To Beat Burroughs?

    How Many Points Will IMar Need To Beat Burroughs?

    Jun 9, 2021

    Jordan Burroughs and Isaiah Martinez will wrestle for the sixth time Friday, June 18th. The two wrestled in both 2018 and 2019 Final X and this could be a preview of this year’s World Team Trials Finals at 79kg. Take a look at a comprehensive "by-the-numbers" breakdown of their careers to see what the data says about this match-up and how many points Isaiah Martinez will have to score to defeat Jordan Burroughs.
  4. Legacies Are On The Line When Martinez Faces Burroughs On June 18

    Legacies Are On The Line When Martinez Faces Burroughs On June 18

    Jun 7, 2021

    There is more on the line than a win when Jordan Burroughs faces Isaiah Martinez on June 18 during the showcase match on the Who’s #1 FloGrappling card. Legacy points are at stake as both wrestlers attempt to carve out their place in U.S. wrestling history.
  5. Jordan Burroughs - Isaiah Martinez Preview

    Jordan Burroughs - Isaiah Martinez Preview

    Jun 7, 2021

    The 2019 Jordan Burroughs - Isaiah Martinez three-match series is my hands-down all-time favorite Final X series. Now we get to relive it. On Friday, June 18th, and for the first time since their epic showdown, the two will be taking the mat as competitors.
  6. FRL 656 - JB IMar Is On + Poland Is Going To Be Incredible

    FRL 656 - JB IMar Is On + Poland Is Going To Be Incredible

    Jun 3, 2021

    On episode 656 of FRL, the boys break some big news and talk about the big list of Poland entries.
  7. Jordan Burroughs & Isaiah Martinez To Wrestle June 18 Live On FloWrestling

    Jordan Burroughs & Isaiah Martinez To Wrestle June 18 Live On FloWrestling

    Jun 3, 2021

    Five-time World and Olympic champion Jordan Burroughs will make his return to the mat on June 18th against two-time NCAA champion and four-time finalist Isaiah Martinez live on FloWrestling.
  8. What We Learned From Senior Nationals

    What We Learned From Senior Nationals

    May 4, 2021

    Senior Nationals had some of America's top senior level wrestlers in action. Let's take a look at what we learned from James Green, Isaiah Martinez, Nate Jackson and Tony Cassioppi.
  9. Anything Can Happen At 79kg

    Anything Can Happen At 79kg

    Apr 30, 2021

    There are sure to be many upsets this weekend at Senior Nationals. The very nature of an upset is that no one sees it coming. However, there’s one weight with all the right conditions for chaos - 79kg.
  10. Weight Changes At The US Open

    Weight Changes At The US Open

    Apr 28, 2021

    Now that the Olympic Trials are over, we’ll begin to see some of USA’s best migrate to new weights as they look toward the 2021 World Team Trials in September. Let’s look at some of the most notable athletes changing weight this weekend at the US Open.
  11. Junior & Senior Nationals Registrations Are Getting Tough

    Junior & Senior Nationals Registrations Are Getting Tough

    Apr 28, 2021

    Junior and Senior Nationals are a few days away, and registrations are looking solid. Take a look at everyone who's registered to compete for spots on the Junior World Team or in the Senior World Team Trials.
  12. The Entire History Of The Jordan Burroughs - Kyle Dake Rivalry

    The Entire History Of The Jordan Burroughs - Kyle Dake Rivalry

    Apr 1, 2021

    It could really happen. After almost a four year hiatus, Jordan Burroughs and Kyle Dake could wrestle once again; this time for a spot on the Olympic Team. The two had one of the best rivalries for a brief period at 74 kg until Dake moved up to 79 kg and won two World titles. Now, he’s back down to try and take what JB has kept from him in the past.
  13. 2021 Olympic Trials Seed Projections

    2021 Olympic Trials Seed Projections

    Mar 29, 2021

    Olympic Trials week is finally here! Before official seeds come out later in the week, I wanted to take my best guess at how the seeding committee will see things. 
  14. Ranking Every Freshman NCAA Title Run Since 2010

    Ranking Every Freshman NCAA Title Run Since 2010

    Jun 12, 2020

    For a number of reasons, there has been a huge uptick in the past 10 years in the number of freshmen having success at the Division I level. From 2000-2009, there were four freshmen NCAA champions. From 2010-2019, there 13. That's over a 300% increase! We're now averaging more than one freshman champion per year. Anyway, I love ranking things, and I think many people enjoy critiquing my rankings, so I decided to rank every D1 NCAA title run made by a freshman, true or redshirted, from the past 11 years.
  15. Bader Show: Best Of June 1-4

    Bader Show: Best Of June 1-4

    Jun 5, 2020

    On this episode of The Bader Show, we collected the best moments from the week. If you missed The Bader Show live, get caught up tonight!