Jordan Burroughs selected as USA Wrestling Athlete of the Week

By Taylor Miller, USA Wrestling | Aug. 28, 2018, 12:30 p.m. (ET)

Jordan Burroughs (Lincoln, Neb./Sunkist Kids) has been selected as TheMat.com Athlete of the Week on August 28, 2018.

According to the men’s freestyle National Team coaches, Burroughs had an outstanding week at the National Team camp, held at Camp Pendleton Marines base in San Diego, Calif.

In addition to a great week of training, Burroughs went above and beyond for his teammates, buying a sound system so that the team could train with music, which made all the difference.

Five-time World and Olympic champion Burroughs also represented the team, giving a successful speech at the annual U.S. Wrestling Federation Gala on Thursday.

Burroughs and the rest of the men’s freestyle National Team continue with camp throughout this week.

Each week USA Wrestling will select an Athlete of the Week based upon performance within wrestling for that week. The selection committee will consider any level of wrestling from youth programs through the senior level. Twitter fan votes also play a part in decision.

To nominate a wrestler for this honor please send the athlete's name, wrestling program, weekly accomplishments and career accolades to USA Wrestling Communications Coordinator Taylor Miller at tmiller@usawrestling.org.