Jordan Burroughs, 2012 Olympic gold medal-winning wrestler and two-time NCAA champ for University of Nebraska, is slated to appear on the Arsenio Hall Show on Thursday, March 13, USA Wrestling announced Wednesday.
The three-time gold medalist (winning two World Championships titles in addition to Olympic gold) is scheduled to tape his appearance on the Arsenio Hall Show Tuesday. He will be in Los Angeles to compete in the World Cup, scheduled for March 15-16 at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. The World Cup is a 10-team international dual meet event featuring the top freestyle wrestling teams in the world.
The Arsenio Hall Show, which premiered in Sept. 2013, is a daily, one-hour nationally syndicated late-night talk show shown throughout the U.S.
Burroughs won the gold medal in freestyle at 74 kilos/163 pounds at the 2012 London Olympics,as well as World titles in 2011 and 2013. He had been on a 69-match win streak going back to 2009 until losing to fellow American Nick Marable (a two-time All-American at the University of Missouri) at the Yasar Dogu International in Istanbul, Turkey in February.
Before entering international competition, Burroughs became the first two-time NCAA champ for Nebraska, winning titles in 2009 and 2011, then was awarded the Hodge Trophy as the best college wrestler in the nation in 2011.
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