Burroughs Shows the Heart of a Lion

6/16/2019 John Sachs/Tech-Fall – Photos by Geoffrey Riccio

Jordan Burroughs vs Isaiah Martinez at the 2019 Final X – Lincoln. Photo by Geoffrey Riccio

In his post event interviews Jordan Burroughs talked about the effort it took to will himself both physically and mentally to make his 9th world team. Not only as an athlete, but as a father. Wanting to be an example to fathers everywhere saying “You can be driven and be a good father at home”. Above it all he talked about the role heart plays into what he is able to do on the mat. His legacy in part will be determined not just by wins and losses but by the heart and soul he put into all aspects of his life. Burroughs claimed, “My heart is bigger than any man that walks this planet”. I doubt you could find anyone, on or off the mat, that would disagree.

2019 FINAL X: LINCOLN
at Bob Devaney Center (Lincoln, Neb.), June 15

Daton Fix, Team USA. Photo by Geoffrey Riccio

Men’s Freestyle

57 kg: Daton Fix (Sand Springs, Okla./Titan Mercury WC/Cowboy RTC) defeats Thomas Gilman (Iowa City, Iowa/Titan Mercury WC/Hawkeye WC), 2 matches to 1
Round 1 – Fix dec. Gilman, 9-1
Round 2 – Gilman dec. Fix, 3-2
Round 3 – Fix dec. Gilman, 6-3

61 kg: Tyler Graff (Princeton, N.J./Titan Mercury WC/NJRTC) defeats Joe Colon (Fresno, Calif./Titan Mercury WC/Valley RTC), 2 matches to 1
Round 1 – Colon dec. Graff, 6-4
Round 2 – Graff dec. Graff, 9-2
Round 3 – Graff TF Colon, 12-2

70 kg: James Green (Lincoln, Neb./Sunkist Kids/NWTC) defeats Ryan Deakin (Broomfield, Colo./Titan Mercury WC/Chicago RTC), 2 matches to 0
Round 1 – Green TF Deakin, 10-0
Round 2 – Green dec. Deakin. 4-3

74 kg: Jordan Burroughs (Lincoln, Neb./Sunkist Kids/NWTC) defeats Isaiah Martinez (Champaign, Ill./Titan Mercury WC/Illini RTC), 2 matches to 1
Round 1 – Burroughs dec. Martinez, 5-4
Round 2 – Martinez dec. Burroughs, 5-5
Round 3 – Burroughs dec. Martinez, 7-1

97 kg: Kyle Snyder (Columbus, Ohio/Titan Mercury WC/Ohio RTC) defeats Kyven Gadson (Ames, Iowa/Sunkist Kids/Cyclone RTC), 2 matches to 0
Round 1 – Snyder dec. Gadson, 4-0
Round 2 – Snyder TF Gadson, 12-1

Adeline Gray, Team USA. Photo by Geoffrey Riccio

Women’s Freestyle

53 kg: Sarah Hildebrandt (Colorado Springs, Colo./New York AC/OTC) defeats Katherine Shai (Denver, Colo./Titan Mercury WC), 2 matches to 0
Round 1 – Hildebrandt dec. Shai, 3-0
Round 2 – Hildebrandt dec. Shai, 8-0

55 kg: Jacarra Winchester (Colorado Springs, Colo./Titan Mercury WC/OTC) defats Dominique Parrish (Scotts Valley, Calif./Sunkist Kids), 2 matches to 0
Round 1 – Winchester TF Parrish, 10-0
Round 2 – Winchester dec. Parrish, 8-3

59 kg: Alli Ragan (Iowa City, Iowa/Sunkist Kids/Hawkeye WC) defeats Lauren Louive (Iowa City, Iowa/New York AC/Hawkeye WC), 2 matches to 0
Round 1 – Ragan TF Louive, 10-0
Round 2 – Ragan TF Louive, 10-0

62 kg: Kayla Miracle (Iowa City, Iowa/Sunkist Kids/Hawkeye WC) df. Mallory Velte (Sacramento, Calif./Titan Mercury WC), 2 matches to 0
Round 1 – Miracle TF Velte, 12-2
Round 2 – Miracle dec. Velte, 5-4

76 kg: Adeline Gray (Denver, Colo./New York AC) defeats Precious Bell (Lancaster, Calif./Titan Mercury WC), 2 matches to 0
Round 1 – Gray df. Bell, fall 1:57
Round 2 – Gray TF Bell, 10-0

G’Angelo Hancock, Greco-Roman, Team USA. Photo by Geoffrey Riccio

Greco-Roman

60 kg: Ildar Hafizov (Colorado Springs, Colo./Army WCAP) defeats Mike Fuenffinger (Colorado Springs, Colo./Army WCAP), 2 matches to 0
Round 1 – Hafizov dec. Fuenffinger, 7-5
Round 2 – Hafizov TF Fuenffinger, 9-0

63 kg: Ryan Mango (Colorado Springs, Colo./Army WCAP) defeats Xavier Johnson (Camp LeJeune, N.C./U.S. Marines Corps), 2 matches to 0
Round 1 – Mango TF Johnson, 13-2
Round 2 – Mango dec. Johnson, 6-5

72 kg: Raymond Bunker (Camp LeJeune, N.C./U.S. Marines Corps) defeats Alex Mossing (Colorado Springs, Colo./Air Force RTC), 2 matches to 0
Round 1 – Bunker dec. Mossing, 3-1
Round 2 – Bunker dec. Mossing, 7-0

97 kg: G’Angelo Hancock (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids) defeats Lucas Sheridan (Colorado Springs, Colo./Army WCAP), 2 matches to 0
Round 1 – Hancock TF Sheridan, 8-0
Round 2 – Hancock dec. Sheridan, 5-3

130 kg: Adam Coon (Ann Arbor, Mich./New York AC/Cliff Keen WC) defeats Cohlton Schultz (Parker, Colo./Sunkist Kids), 2 matches to 0
Round 1 – Coon TF Schultz, 8-0
Round 2 – Coon dec. Schultz, 5-1