RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – The United States kicks off its Olympic men’s freestyle efforts on Friday, with 2012 Olympic champion and three-time World champion Jordan Burroughs (Lincoln, Neb./Sunkist Kids/Nebraska WTC) competing at 74 kg/163 lbs. and Daniel Dennis at 57 kg/125.5 lbs.
Burroughs and Dennis have weighed in and received their first round draws for the Olympic Games, where they will compete in Carioca 2 Arena.
As returning World champion, Burroughs has the No. 1 seed in the top half of the bracket, in the first quarter-bracket, sitting in the No. 1 draw position. He will face Augusto Midana of Guinea Bissau. Burroughs beat Midana in the first round of the 2014 World Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, a match where Burroughs hurt his leg and ultimately ended up taking a silver medal. Continue reading at www.teamusa.org