Burroughs Named Big 12 Wrestler of the Week
Nebraska senior Jordan Burroughs was named the Big 12 Wrestler of the Week on Monday, Dec. 13, for his performance during the second week of December. The honor marks the third time in Burroughs' career that he has been named Big 12 Wrestler of the Week, and the first time since the 2008-09 season. The last Husker wrestler to earn the conference honor was last season when Craig Brester was named Wrestler of the Week on Dec. 14.
Burroughs earned the honor after going 2-0 during the week with two technical fall victories to improve his season record to 13-0 and 8-0 in dual play. Burroughs defeated No. 6 Cody Yohn (Minnesota) by technical fall, 23-7 (5:54), in the Huskers' dual against Minnesota on Dec. 9, before defeating Jon Brascetta (Oregon State) by technical fall, 26-9 (5:17), on Dec. 11. In the Huskers' dual against Oregon State, NU trailed the Beavers 9-12 before Burroughs brought the Huskers back to give them a 14-12 lead with two matches remaining in the dual. Nebraska won the dual, 17-16.
On the season, Burroughs has recorded 54 takedowns through eight duals and has yet to give up a takedown. The Sicklerville, N.J., native has been dominant all season having won seven out of his last eight matches by fall or technical fall, while racking up a team-leading 41 team dual points.
Burroughs and the Huskers return to the mat on Dec. 29-30, when they travel to the Midlands Wrestling Championships in Evanston, Ill.