United States earns five gold medals and team title at Pan American Championships

MEXICO CITY – Jordan Burroughs is regarded by many as the best pound-for-pound wrestler on the planet.

Cuba’s Livan Lopez is probably convinced of that now.

Burroughs came on strong late in the first period and carried it over into the second in crushing Lopez 13-2 in the finals of the Pan American Championships on Thursday night.

Burroughs put his immense skills on display in the much-anticipated freestyle finals bout at 74 kg/163 lbs. But Burroughs, an Olympic gold medalist and two-time World champion, was too strong for Lopez, a 2013 World silver medalist and 2012 Olympic bronze medalist at 66 kg/145.5 lbs. Continue reading at www.teamusa.org

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