Jordan Burroughs and USA Wrestling Take on the World
Jordan Burroughs led Team USA against the world’s best wrestling nations at the 2014 FILA Freestyle Wrestling World Cup, which can be seen on March 24 at 8 PM ET on Universal Sports.
Burroughs, the 2012 Olympic gold medalist and two-time world champion, won all five of his matches under the direction of U.S. coach Zeke Jones. He is now a perfect 15-0 in his World Cup career.
Fellow American Clayton Foster went 4-0 on the weekend, including impressive wins over two-time world champion Ibragim Aldatov (UKR) and Olympic bronze medalist Ehsan Lashgari (IRI).
The event brought the top 10 freestyle wrestling countries in the world, including Iran and Russia, to the Forum in Southern California. It was the first World Cup held in the U.S. in 10 years.
Watch the 2014 FILA Freestyle Wrestling World Cup on Monday, March 24, at 8 PM ET on Universal Sports.
Award-winning actor and wrestling leader Billy Baldwin will serve as the sideline reporter. World silver medalist Jake Herbert will be the color commentator, while UFC star Chael Sonnen will make a special appearance on the show.