OSLO, Norway – The United States placed two wrestlers in Monday night’s gold-medal finals in men’s freestyle at the Senior Worlds on Sunday night after big wins in the Group Two semifinal round.
Advancing to the championship finals are 2012 Olympic champion and four-time World champion Jordan Burroughs at 79 kg, and 2020 Olympic bronze medalist and 2017 World silver medalist Thomas Gilman at 57 kg. Both will be facing opponents from Iran in the finals.
Burroughs defeated Ryuki Yoshida of Japan, 10-1, to reach the finals his first year competing up at 79 kg. Burroughs fell behind 1-0 after Yoshida secured a step out, but was in command the rest of the way. A step out and a double leg takedown gave Burroughs a 3-1 lead at the break. He blew it open with a step out, followed by a takedown and turn to lead, 8-1. A go-behind takedown closed out the victory for Burroughs. Continue reading at teamusa.org →