Burroughs accepts Final X berth, and will compete for U.S. World Team spot in New York on June 8
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2012 Olympic champion and five-time World champion Jordan Burroughs has officially accepted his 79 kg men's freestyle berth in Final X

NEW YORK - iSportsWire -- 2012 Olympic champion and five-time World champion Jordan Burroughs (Philadelphia, Pa./Sunkist Kids/Pennsylvania RTC) has officially accepted his 79 kg men's freestyle berth in Final X

Burroughs will battle for a spot on the 2022 U.S. World Team in Final X New York. presented by Tezos, on Wednesday, June 8 at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Burroughs is one of the most successful wrestlers in world history. The six World and Olympic gold medals that Burroughs has won are the most in U.S. history, tied with Hall of Fame great John Smith and Adeline Gray. He has won the most World titles of any U.S. male wrestler. Burroughs won World gold medals in 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, and 2021. He is also a three-time World bronze medalist (2014, 2018, 2019). Burroughs is a two-time Olympian, competing in the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games. He won two NCAA titles and the Dan Hodge Trophy for the University of Nebraska. A native of Sicklerville, N.J., Burroughs won a New Jersey state title for Winslow Township High School.

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This will serve as the 12th Beat the Streets Annual Benefit. These unique and electrifying annual events help Beat the Streets New York raise millions of dollars to support local youth wrestling programs which empower young people in New York City.

There are a variety of ticket options for Final X New York, with prices beginning at $65. Purchase your wrestling-only event tickets on Ticketmaster via www.btsny.org or Benefit tickets with access to Final X New York and the Benefit celebration (after party) tickets at btsny.org (https://give.btsny.org/event/annual-benefit-2022/e396736), so you don't miss the first in-person Benefit since 2019. For more information on Benefit tickets and sponsorship packages that also provide the best seats for watching the wrestling, email Fund Development Manager Kerry Doyle at kdoyle@btsny.org.

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The Final X series will determine the 2022 U.S. Senior World Teams in men's freestyle, women's freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling which will compete in Belgrade, Serbia, Sept. 10-18.

The Team Selection procedures for the U.S. World Teams in each style allows for 2021 Senior World medalists and 2020 Olympic medalists to advance directly to Final X at a specified weight class.

There are 15 weight classes contested in Final X New York, five in each discipline. Burroughs's opponent will be determined at the World Team Trials Challenge in Coralville, Iowa, May 20-22.


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