Former Husker Jordan Burroughs takes bronze, earns his seventh world medal in Budapest

Former Husker Jordan Burroughs takes bronze, earns his seventh world medal in Budapest
Jordan Burroughs pumps his fist after claiming a bronze medal the men's freestyle 74 kg category of Wrestling World Championships.

Former Husker Jordan Burroughs earned his seventh world medal as he won the 74-kg bronze at the World Wrestling Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

Burroughs claimed the bronze with a 4-4 criteria decision win over Italy’s Frank Chamizo, the 2016 Olympic bronze medalist. Burroughs trailed 4-3 in the closing seconds before forcing a stepout to tie the match and winning by criteria.

Russia’s Zaurbek Sidakov, who handed Burroughs his only loss during the event in the quarterfinals, went on to win gold in the weight class. Burroughs now has four world golds, the 2012 Olympic gold and two bronze medals to his credit.

Omaha Skutt graduate and former Iowa All-American Thomas Gilman will compete for the 57-kg bronze on Monday. Gilman reached the semifinals before losing an 11-0 decision to Nurislam Sanayev of Kazakhstan.

Team USA teammate David Taylor, a former NCAA champion at Penn State, won gold in the 86-kg weight class.

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