July 8, 1988 |
Camden, New Jersey, United States
|Weight||163 lb (74 kg)|
In a 2013 interview, when Burroughs was asked when he started wrestling, he explained:
I started at five. I brought home a flyer one day from elementary school. No one in my family had ever wrestled. My teammates became friends and I got more into it. I was super tiny growing up, a late bloomer in terms of physical development, but I didn’t have to be big to excel.
High school career
As a freshman, Burroughs qualified for the NCAA tournament at 149 pounds. His sophomore year, Burroughs again competed at 149 pounds where he earned a 3rd place All-American finish. For his junior season, Burroughs moved up to 157 pounds, and became an undefeated national champion. Following an injury that took him out of competition for a year, Burroughs moved up again, this time to 165 pounds. At 165 pounds, he repeated as an undefeated national champion.
Following his senior year, Burroughs won the Hodge Trophy, awarded each year by WIN Magazine to the nation's most dominant wrestler. Burroughs finished his career with a 128-20 overall record, for the fourth-most wins in Nebraska history.
World/Olympic Team Trials Matches
|Win||10-0||Kyle Dake||14-4||2015-06-14||2015 US World Team Trials||Madison, Wisconsin||world team trials champion|
|Win||9-0||Kyle Dake||6-3||2015-06-14||2015 US World Team Trials||Madison, Wisconsin|
|Win||8-0||David Taylor||6-5||2014-06-01||2014 US World Team Trials||Madison, Wisconsin||world team trials champion|
|Win||7-0||David Taylor||5-2||2014-06-01||2014 US World Team Trials||Madison, Wisconsin|
|Win||6-0||Kyle Dake||9-6 (OT)||2013-06-21||2013 US World Team Trials||Stillwater, Oklahoma||world team trials champion|
|Win||5-0||Kyle Dake||7-0||2013-06-21||2013 US World Team Trials||Stillwater, Oklahoma|
|Win||4-0||Andrew Howe||injury default||2012-04-21||2012 US Olympic Team Trials||Iowa City, Iowa||Olympic team trials champion|
|Win||3-0||Andrew Howe||4-2, 1-2, 1-0||2012-04-21||2012 US Olympic Team Trials||Iowa City, Iowa|
|Win||2-0||Andrew Howe||3-1, 1-0||2011-06-10||2011 US World Team Trials||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma||world team trials champion|
|Win||1-0||Andrew Howe||1-0, 1-2, 3-2||2011-06-10||2011 US World Team Trials||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma|
World Championships/Olympic Games Matches
Burroughs is a Christian. Burroughs has spoken about his faith saying, "A gold medal is always going to leave you empty. ... There’s no other thing in life that’s more fulfilling than a relationship with Jesus Christ. Contentment is one of the biggest things I’ve learned, knowing that regardless of where you are in life, it’s all about being content with God’s provision."
As of October 12, 2013 Burroughs is married to Lauren Mariacher.
Other awards and honors
- 2011 Ukrainian Memorial International Champion – 74 kg
- 2011 U.S. Open Champion – 74 kg
- 2012 Dave Schultz Memorial International Champion – 74 kg
- 2012 Cerro Pelado International Champion – 74 kg
- 2013 Stepan Sargsyan International Champion – 74 kg
- 2013 Alexander Medved Champion – 74 kg
- 2013 Stepan Sarkisyan Champion – 74 kg
- 2013 U.S. Open Champion – 74 kg
- 2014 U.S. Open Champion – 74 kg
- 2015 Alexander Medved Champion – 74 kg
- Three-time Big 12 Champion (2008, 2009, 2011)
- Three-time Nebraska Most Outstanding Wrestler (2008, 2009, 2011)
- 2008 Big 12 Championships Outstanding Wrestler
- 2011 Midlands Championships Most Outstanding Wrestler
- 2011 InterMat Wrestler of the Year
- List of World and Olympic Champions in men's freestyle wrestling
- United States results in men's freestyle wrestling