Two 2011 NCAA Division I wrestling champs — Jordan Burroughs and Jon Reader — each earned medals at the Outstanding Ukrainian Wrestlers Memorial International in Kiev, Ukraine this weekend.
Burroughs, 165-pound NCAA champ for University of Nebraska, won the gold medal at 74kg/163 lbs. at Kiev, while Reader, who won the 174 title at the 2011 NCAAs for Iowa State, claimed the bronze medal at 84 kg/185 lbs., both in freestyle.
Another 2011 NCAA champ, Dustin Kilgore of Kent State, failled to place at 96 kg/211.5 lbs. freestyle.
Other former U.S. collegiate matmen did well at the tournament:
- Trent Paulson, 2007 NCAA champ for Iowa State, earned a bronze medal in freestyle at 74 kg/163 lbs.
- Reece Humphrey, 2009 NCAA finalist for Ohio State, landed a spot on the U.S. World team at 60kg/132 lbs by placing fifth at Kiev. The former Buckeye earned that position over Shawn Bunch who fell short of placing. Under new U.S. criteria, for Bunch to make the U.S. team, he needed to win a medal in this event and place higher in the standings than Humphrey.
- Raymond Jordan, an All-American for the University of Missouri, won a silver medal at 84 kg/185 lbs. (In fact, Jordan defeated Reader during the tournament.)
Want to know more? Read TheMat.com’s coverage of results from Kiev, including results of matches from Burroughs, Kilgore, Humphrey and Trent Paulson… and Reader and Jordan.
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