Over the last 11 years, American freestyle wrestler Jordan Burroughs has staked his claim asbthe greatest competitors in U.S. wrestling
Jordan Burroughs : Record | Workout | Net worth
Jordan Ernest Burroughs (born July 8, 1988) is an American freestyle wrestler and former folkstyle wrestler who currently competes at 79 kilograms, and previously competed at 74 kilos.
|Born||July 8, 1988
Camden, New Jersey, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Weight||174 Ib (79kg)|
In freestyle, he was the 2012 Olympic Gold medalist, is the reigning and a Six-time World Champion (nine-time medalist), three-time Pan American Games Gold medalist, four-time Pan American champion and four-time US Open National Champion, and has made the US World or Olympic Team on eleven occasions.
In folkstyle, Burroughs was a two-time NCAA Division I champion for the Nebraska Cornhuskers and was awarded the Dan Hodge Trophy (equivalent to the Heisman Trophy) in 2012. After winning gold the 2022 World Wrestling Championships, Burroughs set the American record with his seventh gold medal at the Olympic and World Championship level.
Burroughs is widely known for his double leg takeaway and is considered one of the greatest freestyle wrestlers of all time.
Burroughs, 34, won all five of his matches over the last two days at the world championships in Belgrade in the 79kg division, which is not an Olympic weight class.
He beat Iran’s Mohammad Nokhodi 4-2 in Friday’s final, using his trademark double leg takedown, in a rematch of last October’s world final also won by Burroughs.
“I’m still at the top of my game,” said Burroughs, a father of four who won his first world title in 2011 and is 10-0 in medal matches between the Olympics and worlds. “Before every match, I always remind myself that I chose this. This is chosen suffering.
“Someone’s going to break this [record] one day. Today is my day.”
Burroughs, who said in June that he plans to retire after the 2024 Olympics (whether or not he makes the team), for years harbored a goal of breaking John Smith‘s American record of six combined Olympic and world titles. Adeline Gray complicated the quest by winning her sixth gold last October, as did Burroughs. Gray, 31, is on a break, giving birth to twins in July.
“I’m going until I absolutely can’t anymore,” he said Friday. “As of now, that day hasn’t come yet.”
Burroughs’ 10 medals of any color between the Olympics and worlds are second in U.S. history to Bruce Baumgartner‘s 13.
“I’m the standard now for USA wrestling,” he said. “I’ve been at this for 12 years, and there’s no one who can say that I don’t deserve this.”
Burroughs won his Olympic gold medal in 2012 in the 74kg division and competed there through last year’s Olympic Trials, where he was beaten by Kyle Dake.
Jordan Burroughs Workout
On a typical training day, Burroughs’ daily routine starts at 6.30am, before the rest of his family wakes up, to make his first first meal of the day: a green smoothie loaded with spinach, avocado, almond milk, seeds, turmeric, almond butter and plant-based protein powder.
“I try to eat an hour or two before I train,” he told Men’s Health. “I like my body to be relatively hungry—not full, not weighted down and I like to get the nutrients I need, but also still be able to perform at a high level.”
At 9am, Burroughs heads to the gym for his first training session for the day. His training is usually a mix of conditioning routines — fan bike interval sprints and battle ropes — strength circuits with pullups and band presses, as well as lots of wrestling drills.
According to the Men’s Health article, a typical conditioning session for Burrough has the wrestler working through the following list of exercises:
- Fan bike interval sprints – 10 rounds, 20 seconds
- Pull ups – 20 reps
- Band step-and-press – 30 seconds
- Chin ups – 20 reps
- Band-resisted snap downs – 30 seconds
- Battle rope alternating – 3 sets of 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off
- Battle rope double slams – 3 sets of 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off
At 1pm he’ll have a lunch break, usually a protein omelette with vegetables and fruit on the side, before heading back to the gym for his second gym session.
For dinner, Burroughs will usually have some salmon with spinach and mushrooms, with sweet potato on the side.
Burroughs, one of the world’s best folkstyle wrestlers, has a net worth of $4 million.
As of 2022, he earns between $80,000 and $110,000 per year as a member of Team USA.
- Net worth : $4 Million
Wrestlers are compensated for their tournament performance in addition to their base salary and bonuses.
Burroughs won a gold medal in freestyle wrestling at the London Olympics in 2012, earning him $250,000 in prize money.
Burroughs’ net worth includes a beautiful Audi A6 worth around $50,000.