Burroughs accepts Final X berth, and will compete for U.S. World Team spot in Lincoln, Neb. on June 9

By Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling | April 25, 2018, 5:59 p.m. (ET)
Jordan Burroughs, shown at the 2017 World semifinals, will compete in Final X in Lincoln.

2012 Olympic champion and four-time World champion Jordan Burroughs (Lincoln, Neb./Sunkist Kids/Nebraska WTC) has officially accepted his berth in Final X, and will battle for a spot on the 2018 U.S. World Team in men’s freestyle in Final X in Lincoln, Neb. on Saturday, June 9.

The event will be hosted at the Bob Devaney Center on the campus of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, starting at 6 p.m. CST, with exclusive live and on-demand coverage on FloWrestling, as well as on the FloSports apps on iOS, Roku and Apple TV 4.

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 a 2014 World bronze medal. He was also a 2016 Olympian. 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.

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 2018 U.S. Senior World Teams in men’s and women’s freestyle wrestling, held in three different locations and dates in June.

The Team Selection procedures for the U.S. World Teams in men’s and women’s freestyle allow for 2017 Senior World medalists to advance directly to Final X at a specified weight class. Burroughs has met this requirement and accepted his qualification.

In Lincoln, the top two men’s and women’s freestyle wrestlers in each of seven weight classes will compete in a best-of-three series, with winners earning spots on the U.S. Senior World Team to compete at the 2018 World Wrestling Championships in Budapest, Hungary, Oct. 20-28, 2018.

The weight classes assigned to the Final X event in Lincoln are:
● Men's freestyle weight classes (57 kg, 70 kg, 74 kg, 97 kg)
● Women's freestyle weight classes (55 kg, 59 kg, 68 kg)

The Final X opponent for Burroughs will be determined at the World Team Trials Challenge Tournament for men’s and women’s freestyle, set for Rochester, Minn., May 18-20.

In Lincoln, Ticket prices are available in four pricing levels:
• VIP seating for $75.00
• Reserved seating (online option for early buyers) for $50.00
• General Admission seating (first come, first serve) for $30.00
• Age 2 and under are free

There will be 10% off for group tickets of 10 or more in a single order (for general admission only).

In addition to Final X in Lincoln, the Final X series includes Final X in State College on June 16 and Final X at Lehigh on June 23. USA Wrestling and FloWrestling will announce each of the athletes in Final X as they qualify.

Final X is an exciting new 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 IN LINCOLN
At Bob Devaney Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Saturday, June 9


Qualifiers to date
Men’s 57 kg – Thomas Gilman (Titan Mercury WC) vs. winner at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament
Men’s 70 kg – James Green (Sunkist Kids) vs. winner at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament
Men’s 74 kg – Jordan Burroughs (Sunkist Kids) vs. winner at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament
Men’s 97 kg – Kyle Snyder (Titan Mercury WC) vs. winner at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament
Women’s 55 kg – Becka Leathers (Titan Mercury WC) vs. winner at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament
Women’s 59 kg – Alli Ragan (Sunkist Kids) vs. winner at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament
Women’s 68 kg – U.S. Open champion 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
Weight Class: 74 kg/163 lbs.
• Olympic Champion (2012)
• Four-time World champion (2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
• Third in 2014 World Championships
• Two-time U.S. Olympic Team member (2012, 2016)
• Two-time Pan American Games champion (2011, 2015)
• Five-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)
• 2011 Dan Hodge Trophy winner, as nation’s top college wrestler (2011)