• Jordan Burroughs is an American freestyle wrestler and former folkstyle wrestler who won gold at the 2012 London Olympics and is a four-time world champion.
• He grew up in Sicklerville, NJ and began wrestling at the age of five.
• He won numerous awards and recognitions during his college career and has won gold in international tournaments.
• He is married to Lauren Mariacher and has two children.
• He is set to represent the USA national team at the Tokyo Olympic Games and has a strong presence on social media.
- 1 Who is Jordan Burroughs?
- 2 Jordan Burroughs Biography- Age, Childhood, and Education
- 3 College Career
- 4 Professional Wrestling
- 5 Later Career
- 6 Most Recent Endeavors
- 7 International Freestyle Tournaments
- 8 Jordan Burroughs Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance
- 9 Jordan Burroughs Personal Life, Dating, Marriage, Children
- 10 Jordan Burroughs News, Facts, Influence
Who is Jordan Burroughs?
Jordan Burroughs is an American freestyle wrestler, and also a former folkstyle wrestler, who won gold at the 2012 London Olympics, and is a four-time world champion, which has earned him the world fame. Most recently he won the gold medal at the Pan American Championships.
Jordan Burroughs Biography- Age, Childhood, and Education
Jordan Burroughs was born on the 8th July 1988, in Camden, New Jersey USA; he grew up in the town of Sicklerville, was raised a Christian, and is still devout to his faith. He is the youngest of four children, and fell in love with the wrestling at the young age of five – his first weight class was 45lbs.
At the time, he took the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) wrestlers as his idols, including Randy Savage and Ultimate Warrior, among others.
He went to Winslow Township High School, where he became a well-known wrestler, winning three district titles, two regional championships, while he also won the state championship in the 135lbs weight class in 2006. His further accomplishments include a Senior Nationals tournament, after defeating other senior wrestlers in the US. He finished high school as the No. 52 on a list of 100 best senior year wrestlers.
After high school matriculation, he enrolled at the University of Nebraska on an athletic scholarship; he continued his wrestling career, but had a tough time in his first year, winning 16 matches but losing 13. However, he improved the following year, recording an undefeated season with 35 victories. His next year was also remarkable, while in 2011 he had another season without a lost fight, winning 36. He won a few awards and recognitions during his college career, including the most prestigious Hodge Trophy in his senior year, which is of the same pertinence as the Heisman Trophy in college football.
He obtained his diploma in 2011, and immediately launched a professional career as a freestyle wrestler. In three weeks after his last match in college, Jordan was named the winner of the US Open in the 74kg weight class. Later that year, he won the World Championship in Istanbul, Turkey, and the Pan American Games in Guadalajara. He continued with great success, winning the Wrestling World Cup in Baku, and the gold medal at the Olympic Games in London, both in 2012, the most prominent accomplishment in his career.
Jordan continued winning matches, titles, and medals, competing in the World Championships, Wrestling World Cups, Pan American Games, and Pan American Championships. In 2013 he participated in the Teheran Wrestling World Cup where he won the gold medal, and also won the gold medal at Budapest World Championships. That year he broke his ankle, but that didn’t stop him winning those medals, even with the fact that he fought with five screws and a plate attached to his ankle. The following year was also marred with injuries as he sprained his medial lateral ligament in the first match of the season.
However, despite his injury, he continued to compete, and very successfully. He won the gold medal in the Wrestling World Cup in Los Angeles, and the gold medal in Pan American Championships in Mexico City. However, from that point onwards, his career went into a decline, of which mostly talks his ninth place at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. Since then, he has won a few more medals, but has reduced the number of matches. Although 2016 wasn’t as successful as his previous years, he won the gold medal at the Pan American Championship in Frisco.
Most Recent Endeavors
The next year he was the winner of the Wrestling World Cup in Kermanshah with the US team, and won the World Championship held in Paris. 2018 was disastrous, winning only the bronze medal in Budapest at the World Championships, and a gold medal at the Wrestling World Cup in Iowa City. In the last two years, Jordan won the gold medal at the Pan American Games in Lima, and the gold medal in Ottawa at the Pan American Championships.
During his career, he has fought against such great wrestlers as Livan Lopez, Kyle Drake, Zaurbek Sidakov, and Frank Chamizo, among numerous others.
In honor of my @SInow Fittest 50 selection, here is one of my favorite workouts! Credit to @KneePickJeezus for putting me onto it! #NoShortcuts pic.twitter.com/2tfsboI5gh
— Jordan Burroughs (@alliseeisgold) January 12, 2019
International Freestyle Tournaments
Jordan has participated in numerous international tournaments, winning gold medals and No. 1 places in most of them. His first tournament was Cerro Pelado International, followed by Dave Schultz Memorial International. He has won two Yasar Dogu tournaments, and in 2019 he won his first Dan Kolov- Nikola Petrov Tournament.
Jordan Burroughs Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance
Jordan has become a very praised wrestler and his success has contributed to his wealth. Now, authoritative sources have estimated that his wealth is around $6 million as of early 2020, while his annual income is around $750,000.
He owns a luxury house and an Audi A6, as some of his worthy possessions.
Jordan is known for being extremely devout to his physique – he stands at 5ft 8ins (1.73m), while his weight almost never changes, and he now weighs 163lbs. He has brown eyes and black hair.
Jordan Burroughs Personal Life, Dating, Marriage, Children
Jordan rarely talks about his personal endeavors, and in interviews, he is focused more on giving away details on his career.
However, we have found out that Jordan is a married man. His wife is Lauren Mariacher, whom he married back in 2013, and the couple has welcomed two children.
Jordan Burroughs News, Facts, Influence
Jordan has entered into a beef with his competitive colleagues, including Ben Asker, and the two were recently subjects of an online feud that raised a few eyebrows, and a couple of magazine articles.
Jordan is set to represent the USA national team at the Tokyo Olympic Games, when they take place, as they are postponed to July 2021.
He has become very popular on social media, especially Instagram with over 625,000 followers on his official page.