First Clinic with Olympic Champ

November 29, 2012 |  We are pleased to announce that the Inaugural Beat the Streets LA Wrestling Clinic will feature reigning Olympic Gold Medalist and World Champion Jordan Burroughs.  The clinic provides an upclose and personal opportunity for our middle school wrestlers to learn from one of the very best competing in the world today.  For most of the student athletes in our program, having just competed in their first wrestling competition, the timing for them to meet a standout individual like Mr. Burroughs could not have been better.

The clinic will be held on Friday, December 7th, 2012 from 4:30PM – 6:30 PM.  Ramon C. Cortines High School will serve as the venue and is located at 450 N. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

This event will be the first in a series of wrestling clinics offered to our program’s student athletes.  To learn more about Jordan Burroughs, refer to his biography below (as provided by USA Wrestling).



2012-13 Team USA Ranking: No. 1 at 74 kg/163 lbs.  |  Years on Team USA: 2 (2011-13)

Residence: Lincoln, Nebraska

Club: Sunkist Kids  |  High School: Winslow Township (New Jersey)  |  College: Nebraska

Born: July 8, 1988  |  Height: 5-10

2012: Olympic gold medalist… U.S. Olympic Team Trials champion… Cerro Pelado International champion… Dave Schultz Memorial International champion…

2011: Pan American Games champion… World champion… Ukrainian Wrestlers Memorial International champion… U.S. World Team Trials champion… U.S. Open champion…

2008: 10th at Junior World Championships…

2007: University Nationals runner-up …

College: 2009 and 2011 NCAA champion for University of Nebraska… 2011 Dan Hodge Trophy winner as nation’s best college wrestler… Third in 2008 NCAA Championships… Outstanding Wrestler at 2008 Big 12 Championships… 2007 NCAA Qualifier… Coached by Mark Manning… Graduated with a degree in sociology in May 2011…

High School: 2006 New Jersey state champion at 135 pounds to cap a 35-2 senior season and a 115-20 career at Winslow Township High School… Ranked seventh in the nation among 135-pound high school wrestlers by InterMat… Three-time district champion and two-time regional champion for coach Rick Koss…

Personal: Has two sisters, Princess and Jenerra, and one brother, Leroy… Son of Janice Burroughs and Leroy Burroughs…

Note: Burroughs has been undefeated in Senior-level freestyle competition since he joined the international circuit at the conclusion of his college career, winning 38 straight matches.

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