Burroughs Named InterMat Wrestler of the year
Senior Jordan Burroughs added to his already impressive list of accomplishments on Tuesday by being named the 2011 InterMat Wrestler of the Year. Fresh off his school-record second national championship, Burroughs has now won two of the nation's most prestigious wrestling awards after claiming the Hodge Trophy last week. Burroughs collected eight first-place votes and a total of a 106 points to gain the honor.
The award is presented annually to the nation's top wrestler across all divisions of collegiate wrestling and is voted on by writers and executives from InterMat. Burroughs becomes NU's first InterMat Wrestler of the Year, while last year's winner was Minnesota's Jason Ness.
The three-time All-American finished the season with a perfect 36-0 record and his second national championship after defeating Oklahoma's Tyler Caldwell in the 165-pound finals of the 2011 NCAA Wrestling Championships. Burroughs was nothing short of spectacular during the season which saw him win all but three matches in bonus-point fashion. The Sicklerville, N.J. native put a stamp on his historic season with one of the most dominant runs through the NCAA Championships in school history, defeating all five opponents by a combined score of 71-24, including two technical falls, two major decisions and a default victory.
Burroughs finished his career at Nebraska with a record of 128-20-0, which places him fourth on the school's all-time wins chart, while also ranking inside the top 10 in career win-loss percentage, dual wins, dual win-loss percentage, and season falls.
2011 InterMat Wrestler of the Year
1st-5th-Place Votes: 9-7-5-3-1
Total Votes/(First-Place Votes)
1. Jordan Burroughs, Nebraska, 106 (8)
2. Anthony Robles, Arizona State, 88 (5)
3. Jordan Oliver, Oklahoma State, 66 (1)
4. Jon Reader, Iowa State, 28
5. Kellen Russell, Michigan, 24
6. Kyle Dake, Cornell, 12
7. Dustin Kilgore, Kent State, 7
8. Bubba Jenkins, Arizona State, 6
9. Mario Morgan, Nebraska-Omaha, 4
T10. Donovan McMahill, Western State, 3
T10. David Taylor, Penn State, 3
T12. Myanganbayar Batsukh, St. John's, 1
T12. Ashley Hudson, Oklahoma City, 1
T12. Matt McDonough, Iowa, 1