|Olympic champ Jordan Burroughs to host wrestling clinic for Los Angeles youth on Friday|
By Beat the Streets Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA – November 26, 2012 – Non-profit Beat the Streets – Los Angeles and 2012 Olympic gold medalist Jordan Burroughs are hosting a free wrestling clinic on December 7th at Ramon C. Cortines High School in downtown Los Angeles. The clinic is targeted for current BTS-LA participants.
Burroughs, a two-time NCAA champion at Nebraska, 2011 World Champion and 2012 Olympic gold medalist garnered national media attention this summer by predicting his success on the mats via Twitter handle, @alliseeisgold (All I See is Gold).
BTS-LA is a dynamic youth wrestling program established in the greater metropolitan to help city youths create positive life outcomes through sports. A 501(c)(3) organization, BTS– LA utilizes competitive wrestling as a way to encourage a desire for excellence, sportsmanship, leadership and perseverance among Los Angeles youth.
Event: Beat the Streets - Los Angeles Wrestling Clinic featuring Jordan Burroughs
When: Friday, December 7th 2012, 4:30 – 6:30 PM
Where: Ramon C. Cortines High School, 450 N. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
About Beat the Streets - Los Angeles
Beat the Streets - Los Angeles, a California nonprofit public benefit corporation, strives to cultivate and support youth development programs in underserved communities in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Within this context, Beat the Streets – LA utilizes the sport of wrestling to foster and encourage a desire for excellence, respect for peers, fair play, leadership, and perseverance. With community engagement and investment, Beat the Streets – LA will provide support and direction for youth programs, enhancing young men and women’s lives in school, sports and the community.
About Jordan Burroughs
2012-13 Team USA Ranking: No. 1 at 74 kg/163 lbs.
Years on Team USA: 2 (2011-13)
Residence: Lincoln, Neb.
High School: Winslow Township (N.J.)
2012: Olympic gold medalist… U.S. Olympic Team Trials champion… Cerro Pelado International champion… Dave Schultz Memorial International champion…
2011: Pan American Games champion… World champion… Ukrainian Wrestlers Memorial International champion… U.S. World Team Trials champion… U.S. Open champion…
Personal: Has two sisters, Princess and Jenerra, and one brother, Leroy… Son of Janice Burroughs and Leroy Burroughs…
Note: Burroughs has been undefeated in Senior-level freestyle competition since he joined the international circuit at the conclusion of his college career, winning 38 straight matches.