Former Husker Wins World Wrestling Championship
Posted: 19 September, 2013
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) - Nebraska-grad Jordan Burroughs won his second wrestling world championship on Wednesday, defeating Iran’s Ezzatollah Akbarizarinkolaei in the final. Burroughs, a gold medalist at the 2012 Olympics, extended his undefeated streak to 65 matches with a 4-0 victory in the 74-kilogram category at the Laszlo Papp Sports Arena in Budapest. After the final, Burroughs revealed that he broke his ankle during training on Aug. 22 but was able to recuperate quickly after surgery.