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Huge sendoff for Husker freestyle champ Jordan Burroughs

 

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Bob Nagel, holding his granddaughter Hanna, stands with Jordan Burroughs and his son, Shawn Nagel. Both Shawn Nagel and Burroughs wrestled for the University of Nebraska and the Nagels attended the UNL Olympic sendoff for Burroughs last weekend.

Jordan Burroughs, University of Nebraska wrestling champion is headed to the Summer Olympics in Rio and Kimball's own Shawn Nagel was in Lincoln for the big sendoff.

Burroughs, a three-time All American and two-time undefeated national wrestling champion, followed his college career with a freestyle world title in Istanbul, Turkey and a gold medal win in the Pan American Games in Guadalajara in 2011 before winning the gold at the 2012 London Olympics.

Burroughs went on to win the world championship again in 2013 in Budapest, Hungary followed a bronze medal in 2014 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan an...



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